Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)


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The Madagascar gang is back and determined more than ever to get back to the Big Apple. After an alarming entrance at Monte Carlo, they attract the unwanted attention of an animal control special agent who will stop at nothing to capture them all. To slip through Europe undetected these friends unexpectedly join a traveling circus and find more than they bargained for.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted VERDICT

Madagascar 3 is a funny and colorful adventure about teamwork and exploring the meaning of home.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted VIDEOS

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted PHOTOS

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted CAST

Director(s) and Writer(s)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted MOVIE LINKS

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted PARENTS GUIDE

Parents should know Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted is the final chapter in the trio and has a similar feel to the first two. This movie is fun for all ages and most audience members will be dazzled and entertained by the upbeat thrill ride. Some parents may notice some suggestive remarks and a covert swear word, “Bolshevik” which many may not remember after leaving the theater. The final Madagascar chapter reaffirms how important deep friendships can be and shows that working together you can accomplish great things.


Positive Messages


Positive Role Models


Bad Language


Scary & Violence


Sexy Stuff


Drinking & Smoking

For a more in depth parent guide check out Common Sense Media. 

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted BOX OFFICE

Opening weekend in the U.S. Madagascar 3 brought in an estimated $60,316,738. The movie budget is estimated to have been around $145 million. Madagascar 3 brought in a worldwide gross total at the box-office of $746,921,274.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted REVIEW

Madagascar 3 was an entertaining circus extravaganza. Your favorite safari friends Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria all knocked it out of the park again.

The storyline of Madagascar 3 was laid out from the very beginning of the movie. First, we’ll do this and then that. This made it easy for all ages to follow along the crazy ride. This also eased the burden of trying to follow the story and instead allowed you to relax and simply enjoy the humor and bright colors.

What I love about the Madagascar movies is that you can watch them time and time again while always hearing a new “one-liner”. This movie is loaded with quick wit and fast comedy and you’ll catch something new every time you watch it again.

The 3D animation itself was top notch as you would expect from DreamWorks Animation and meshes well with the other movies in the series. This movie was visual candy. With an abundance of bright colors bursting on the screen left and right your sweet tooth will probably start aching after 93 minutes.

At one point in the movie, I found myself thinking, “What in the world is going on?”

There are a series of sequences where the screen is black and the characters are flying around with fireworks and other bright flashes of color going off. I found myself being pretty critical of these scenes but when I took a chill pill I felt better. These scenes are mostly just an artistic expression of the circus and it’s an animated film so I shouldn’t be surprised that they pushed the envelope. It just felt so random when I was watching the film that it bugged me enough to over analyze the scene.

Madagascar 3 was pretty awesome! The animation was great and held its own in the trilogy. The all-star cast of voices was terrific as usual and pretty impressive when you see how quickly the characters interact with one another and spit out jokes. The Madagascar collection is one you’ll be quoting with your friends for a long time and one you’ll want on your movie shelf at home.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted top movie star voices are Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Schwimmer, Frances McDormand, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, John DiMaggio, Cedric the Entertainer, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, Paz Vega, and more. Featured Animation ranks this movie a 3.8 on a scale from 1 to 5.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted PLOT SUMMARY (SPOILERS)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted SOUNDTRACK

Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted soundtrack album cover
  1. New York City Suprise
  2. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – Danny Jacobs
  3. Wannabe – Danny Jacobs
  4. Game On
  5. Hot In Herre – Danny Jacobs
  6. Cool Jerk – The Capitols
  7. Light The Hoop On Fire!
  8. Fur Power!
  9. Non Je Ne Regrette Rien – Frances McDormand
  10. Love Always Comes As a Suprise – Peter Asher
  11. Rescue Stefano
  12. Firework – Katy Perry
  13. Afro Circus / I Like to Move It – Chris Rock & Danny Jacobs

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