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Still shot from the movie: Madagascar Escape 2 Africa.

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

New York City Zoo castaways, Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), have an opportunity to leave Madagascar and head home. But their travel plans, arranged by the enterprising penguins, take an unexpected detour (like in the first film), landing the domesticated beasts in the wilds of Africa. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 07 Nov 2008
Video Release: 03 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: PG
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This movie is a sequel to Madagascar. Another young cub is left to fend for himself after he leaves his pride in The Lion King. Ben Stiller stars as a night watchman who works in the Museum of Natural History where all of the characters—including lions—-come to life as soon as the sun sets in Night at the Museum. In the opposite scenario, a group of wild animals experience the perks and problems of suburban life when they explore the recently developed territory Over The Hedge.

Home Video Extra Features

The chagrined characters of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa land on DVD and Blu-ray with a crate-load of options.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is available on DVD in a single or 2-disc version. Either choice is presented in wide or full screen, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English French and Spanish) and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound (English). Subtitles are provided in English, French and Spanish.

The Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Single disc comes with the DWA Jukebox, a filmmaker commentary, featurettes (It’s A Family Affair, The Making of, Crash Landing, African Adventure and Jambo Jambo: Swahili Speak). Other bonus materials include aTest Flight of Air Penguin Game, an Activision game trailer and four MAD Music Videos (The Traveling Song, Big and Chunky, She Loves Me and Move It, Move It).

The two-disc version of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa offers all the extras found on the single disc plus: The Bronx Zoo: Madagascar, Alex’s Dance Off, The Heart of a Lion and The Penguins of Madagascar (Popcorn Panic and Gone in a Flash). There is also a Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa PC Flash Mini-Game, a Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa game demo (with cheat code), printables and weblinks.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa on Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby True HD (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (French and Spanish). Subtitles are in English, French and Spanish. This edition features all of the above-mentioned extras, along with a trivia track and The Animators’ Corner.

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