Madagascar (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen Julien
Chris Rock Marty
Ben Stiller Alex
Cedric the Entertainer Maurice
Chris Miller Kowalski
Andy Richter Mort
David Schwimmer Melman
Jada Pinkett Smith Gloria
Tom McGrath Skipper/Fossa/Panicky Man on Subway
Christopher Knights Private
Stephen Apostolina
Cody Cameron
David Cowgill
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Animation; Comedy; Family
Director Eric Darnell; Tom McGrath; Tom McGrath (VII)
Producer Teresa Cheng; Mireille Soria
Writer Mark Burton; Billy Frolick
Studio Dreamworks; Dreamworks Animated
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 26 mins
Country USA
Color Color
The penguins steal the show. In the sprightly Madagascar, a mid-life crisis inspires Marty the Zebra (voiced by Chris Rock) to escape from his lifelong home, a New York zoo. His equally pampered friends--Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer)--then escape to bring him back. Unfortunately, their attempt at damage control persuades zoo officials that the animals are unhappy, so all four get shipped to an animal preserve in Kenya...only a squad of maniacal penguins change the destination to Antarctica. The quartet end up on an island where, in addition to meeting some hedonistic lemurs, they learn about the food chain--and that Alex is a different link on the chain from the other three. Madagascar doesn't achieve the snappy perfection of a Pixar movie, but it tops most other computer-animated efforts; the collision of friendship and predator instincts makes for an unusually gripping conflict. The vocal performances of the central characters is serviceable, but Sacha Baron Cohen (Da Ali G Show) provides topnotch lunacy as the lemur king, and the penguins--voiced mostly by the animators themselves--are the best thing in the movie. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1590
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/28/05
Purchase Price $17.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Amazon US
Folder A
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Pan & Scan)
Layers Dual side, single layer
UPC 678149456929
Release Date 11/15/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [Spanish]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1