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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

New York Zoo's most famous escapees are trying to get home. But to do so they have to go undercover on a circus train traveling across Europe in order to escape from the cold-hearted animal control officer Captain Chantel DuBois. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 08 Jun 2012
Video Release: 16 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why do Marty and Alex argue about who is the leader of the group? What responsibilities come with leadership? What sacrifices does a leader need to make for the others?

The script makes several jokes about the French and Canadians. How might people from those countries view these jabs?

What do the animals discover about their old home? How can our perspective’s change with new experiences? What lessons have the four friends learned about themselves and each other while on their travels?

Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment group famous for its circus arts, acrobatics and fantastical characters. The company, founded in 1984 by two former street performers, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier, now performs around the world and has a permanent show in Las Vegas. Check out a preview of their shows.

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