At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.
The mood of Madagascar is humorous, feel good, and exciting. The plot centers around animal life, a "fish out of water", and buddies. It features verbal byplay and grossout humor. Madagascar is a comedy, adventure, and animation movie. Stylistically, it has a Hollywood tone and features an all-star cast. In approach, it is not serious and fantastical. Madagascar takes place, at least partly, in a jungle, in the wilderness, and on an island. The setting is Africa. It happens in contemporary times. Visually, Madagascar is computer animated. The movie is known for being a blockbuster and an award winner. It is espec...
ially suggested for a family outing.
A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Alex (voice of Ben Stiller) is a lion who enjoys a charmed life as one of the leading attractions at a zoo in New York City's Central Park. While Alex and his pals Marty the Zebra (voice of Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (voice of Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (voice of David Schwimmer) are happy with their lot in life, they occasionally have a certain curiosity about the outside world, and when the zoo's penguins decide to make a break for it, M...
arty follows them into the city. Alex, Gloria, and Melman set out to find Marty before he gets into trouble, but they're a bit too late, and soon the zookeepers have decided that the animals are restless and need to be returned to the wild. Soon the critters find themselves living on the coast of Madagascar, where they quickly discover they aren't quite suited for living in the wild. Madagascar also features the voice talents of Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Een zebra uit de New Yorkse dierentuin wil naar het wild toe en ontsnapt uit de dierentuin. Zijn vrienden de leeuw, de giraffe en het nijlpaard gaan achter hem aan. Ze worden op een boot gezet, maar belanden na een ongeval in Madagascar. Helaas hebben deze New Yorkers geen flauw idee hoe ze in het wild moeten overleven.
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