Box Office: $193.2M
PRINCIPAL CASTBen Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Andy Richter, Cedric The Entertainer, Sacha Baron Cohen
DIRECTOREric Darnell, Tom McGrath
WRITERBilly Frolick, Mark Burton
PRODUCERTeresa Cheng, Mireille Soria
When an escape attempt from the Central Park Zoo fails, a lion, hippo, giraffe and zebra find that they are being shipped back to Africa. Scheming penguins highjack the ship with the intent of taking it to Antartica and cause the crates of the four zoo animals to go overboard.
Eventually, the animals are marooned on the beach of Madagascar where they find out quickly that after spending their whole lives relying on humans to survive, they are not quite ready to take care of themselves.
mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements