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After traveling the world, our favorite animal quartet has finally discovered its true calling and takes its rightful place in the universe – the circus!
With a start-up plan to teach the witty penguins a lesson for leaving them behind in Africa, Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) head for Monte Carlo in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.
But the problem with these guys, except maybe Gloria sometimes, is that they are all about feelings and emotions and more feelings. Although they’ve seen things other animals only dream about and performed maneuvers that totally belong in a circus (and not exactly as part of the clown act), their obsessive and nostalgic desire to go back home always dragged them to misery and disaster. Literally.
To rescue them (and the audience) from their dreadful self-pity party, directors Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon bring in Captain Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand), a freaky French animal control officer with a crushing mix of Jason Bourne/Juggernaut/Ethan Hunt/Jackie Chan abilities, whose lifetime obsession has been to capture, decapitate, and hang a lion’s head on her wall, to chase them all over Europe.
Filled with action, colorful trapeze performances and briefly interrupted by awkward jokes (mainly delivered by Stiller), the Madagascar franchise continues successful as ever taking our New York Giants outside of New York City and into the magical world of the circus with new and trustworthy friends, in addition to their old selfish, two-faced, back-stabbing penguin and monkey pals.