The Madagascar animals join a struggling European circus to get back to New York, but find themselves being pursued by a psychotic animal control officer.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Online
- Original Title :
- Madagascar 3: Europeu0027s Most Wanted
- Genre :
- Movie / Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Family
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- Directror :
- Eric Darnell,Tom McGrath
- Cast :
- Ben Stiller,Jada Pinkett Smith,Chris Rock
- Writer :
- Eric Darnell,Noah Baumbach
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- Time :
- 1h 33min
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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Ben Stiller||-||Alex (voice)|
|Chris Rock||-||Marty (voice)|
|David Schwimmer||-||Melman (voice)|
|Jada Pinkett Smith||-||Gloria (voice)|
|Sacha Baron Cohen||-||Julien (voice)|
|Cedric the Entertainer||-||Maurice (voice)|
|Andy Richter||-||Mort (voice)|
|Tom McGrath||-||Skipper / First Policeman (voice)|
|Frances McDormand||-||Captain Chantal Dubois (voice)|
|Jessica Chastain||-||Gia (voice)|
|Bryan Cranston||-||Vitaly (voice)|
|Martin Short||-||Stefano (voice)|
|Chris Miller||-||Kowalski (voice)|
|Christopher Knights||-||Private (voice)|
|Conrad Vernon||-||Mason / Second Policeman (voice)|
When the monkeys are dressed up they go by the name 'King of Versailles'; the actual Kings of France who lived in Versailles palace were Louis' XIV, XV, and XVI, the last being infamously married to Marie Antoinette. The license plate of the penguins' car reads EAT CAKE, a quote often attributed to Antoinette.
Captain Chantel DuBois sings approximately 1 minute of "Non, je ne regrette rien" to her henchmen. This is a French song best known through its 1960 recording by Édith Piaf. Piaf dedicated her recording of the song to the French Foreign Legion (FFL), which has now become part of the FFL heritage and is sung when they are on parade. Due to the men's reaction, it is assumed that all of them serve or served in the FFL.
In one scene, Skipper yells "Baba Booey", the nickname of Gary Dell'Abate, and a term oftentimes yelled during 'live' interviews from passersby.
At least two elements from the first 2 Madagascar films do not show up in this movie: Nana (the crazy old lady who beat up Alex several times) and the The Twilight Zone (1959) spoofs.
Mason the chimpanzee is voiced by Conrad Vernon, one of the directors.
The first Madagascar film to not be nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film.
DreamWorks Animation's 4th highest grossing film, their highest grossing film outside of the Shrek franchise, and their only non-Shrek movie to make over $700 million worldwide.
WILHELM SCREAM: A motor cycle driver screams as he flies out of the freeway. (International version only)
When Captain Dubois appears through the smoke of the exploding Ferrari, in the moment the penguins escape the casino, a license plate flies by her. It reads "BL0B1" which when pronounced letter by letter in French sounds "Beelzebub 1", also her silhouette breify resembles a devil with horns and tail.
At 93 minutes, this is the longest Madagascar movie.
Is the only Madagascar film where the voice of one of the humans is listed in the Casting Call of Major Cast Members outside the Credit Crawl, being Frances McDormand (Captain DuBois).
In the movie Gia says that she is 5 which in jaguar years means she is about 35.
Chris Rock's 4th DreamWorks Animation film, after Madagascar (2005), Bee Movie (2007) and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008).
Ben Stiller's 4th DreamWorks Animation film after Madagascar (2005), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and Megamind (2010). All these films were directed by Tom McGrath and composed by Hans Zimmer.
Martin Short's 2nd DreamWorks Animation film, after The Prince of Egypt (1998).
Character designer Craig Kellman modeled Stefano's face on his own.
The voice for King Julien is different than his singing voice which was done by Danny Jacob.
The film has a couple of elements carried over from the 'Penguins of Madagascar' TV series: Rico regurgitates as often as he does in 'The Penguins of Madagascar', and King Julien ends up being the unlikely hero, as he was in many of the episodes of 'The Penguins of Madagascar'.
Amy Adams were considered for the role of Gia.
Russell Brand were considered for the role of Vitaly.
Craig Robinson were considered for the role of Stefano.
Robin Williams were considered for the role of Stefano.
Kevin Spacey were considered for the role of Vitaly.
Geena Davis were considered for the role of Gia.
Hugo Weaving were considered for the role of Vitaly.
Billy Crystal were considered for the role of Stefano.
Jack Black were considered for the role of Stefano.
Sigourney Weaver were considered for the role of Gia.
Kristen Bell were considered for the role of Gia.
Zooey Deschanel were considered for the role of Gia.
Susan Sarandon were considered for the role of Gia.
Carrie Fisher were considered for the role of Captain Chantel DuBois.
Christine Baranski were considered for the role of Gia.
Jeff Bridges were considered for the role of Vitaly.
Michael Cera were considered for the role of Stefano.
Bette Midler were considered for the role of Captain Chantel DuBois.
Sophia Bush were considered for the role of Gia.
Lewis Black were considered for the role of Stefano.
Nicolas Cage were considered for the role of Vitaly.
This is the first DreamWorks Animation film since Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) to be shown in a 1:85:1 aspect ratio.
The only film of the franchise to not have any characters voiced by experienced voice actors Fred Tatasciore and Sean P Mullen in the first film Tatasciore and Mullen voiced most of the fossas whilst in the second film Tatasciore voiced an elephant and Teetsi as well as a poacher at the start of the film and Mullen voiced a lemur.
When Melman and Gloria are on the high wire. Gloria tells Melman, "All eyes on me." Gloria voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith, was very close friends with the late Tupac Shakur. Shakur's fourth album was called "All Eyez on Me."
Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), Jada Pinkette Smith (Gloria), David Schwimmer (Melman), Sacha Baron Cohen (King Julien), Andy Richter (Mort), Cedric the Entertainer (Maurice), Tom McGrath (Skipper), Christopher Miller (Kawasaki), Christopher Knights (Private), Conrad Vernon (Mason), and Frank Welker (Animal Vocals) have appeared in all three films of the Madagascar franchise.
At the end of the movie, you can see that the sign indicating the name of the ship with Captain DuBois cargo aboard, is "Mal De Mer" which, when translated from Madagascar's official language of French, means "Seasickness".
On the ship at the end that is headed to Madagascar, DuBois' crew are in crates on the upper deck. On the sides of the crates is stenciled Freedom Fries, Freedom Dressing, Freedom Toast and Freedom Dip Sandwiches, a popular joke in the USA to eliminate the name "French" from certain foods.
In the scene where Capitaine DuBois is in the jail and escapes, when the police officer goes to rip off the poster, it's a spitting image and throwback to The Shawshank Redemption.