Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins and the chimps find themselves marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar. In the face of this obstacle, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is an improvement on the original, with more fleshed-out characters, crisper animation and more consistent humor.

Derek Adams
Time Out

This is one of those rare occasions where the sequel is better than the original - but only by a whisker.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

This is a really funny movie.

Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

If you weren't particularly enamored with the first one, chances are this isn't gonna change your opinion on the Madagascar cast

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, is a better film, though -- less manic, more easygoing.

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David Germain
Associated Press

With so many characters to cram in and not much for many of them to do, Escape 2 Africa ends up a choppy, episodic affair.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Kids will love the wisecracking penguins, industrious monkeys and feisty, survivalist grandma, who packs quite a wallop with her handbag.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

This is great. I loved it.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A by-the-numbers follow-up to the highly successful 2005 feature that was no great shakes to begin with.

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

Doesn't mess with a good thing. That means many prankish penguins, loony lemurs and that "move it, move it" song, all over again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
With funnier jokes, better animation and more inspired references, this entertaining sequel is considerably superior to the first movie, boasting also a sweet… More
Eric Shankle
My favorite in the series, but that's not saying much. This one has a consistent story and does a decent job balancing the humor. These movies are pretty… More
KJ Proulx
Possibly one of the most uncalled for sequels in history, "Madagascar: Ecape 2 Africa" is a much better film than the first, and not just slightly.… More
Lucas Martins
Dazzing animation with a strong humor that it's, also, very good to adults. Sometimes, Madagascar could look like The Lion King, but still is a moving and… More
Phil Hubbs
All the characters are back and all are voiced by the same stars as before so continuity is a go for launch. Starting life as a prequel we get a brief glimpse… More
Everett Johnson
"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" picks up right where the first movie ends. The gang board a plane manned by the penguins and head back to New York.… More