PG | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A group of animals who have spent all their life in a New York zoo end up in the jungles of Madagascar, and must adjust to living in the wild.
Edward Norton, Matt Damon, Bruce Campbell, Frankie Muniz, Jeremy Renner, John Stamos, David Hasselhoff, Brad Dourif, and Hugh Dancy were considered for the role of Alex the Lion.
Alex the Lion:
Marty the Zebra: Aaahhh! Alex! Do not interrupt me when I'm daydreaming. When a zebra's in the zone, leave him alone.
"Fossa" is pronounced "foosa" in some parts of Madagascar.
The characters dance to King Julien's "I Like to Move It" throughout the first part of the closing credits.
The UK version omits a partially uttered use of strong language to secure a U rating. International versions do not implement this cut, as filmmakers often put in single uses of strong language in otherwise-junior films to secure a higher rating in the US. When the film comes to be rated in the UK, the language has to be cut for a lower rating. See also 101 Dalmatians.
English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Greek
$47,224,594 29 May 2005
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