Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Synopsis: Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus.
Production: Paramount/Dreamworks
  2 wins & 20 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min


OK. Wind her up, boys!

lt's Monte Carlo or bust.

- Struts.

- Check.

- Flaps.

- Check.

- Diamonds and gold.

- Check.

We'll be back from our gambling spree

in a couple weeks.

- Bye!

- Or whenever the gold runs out.

- Buh-bye!

- Good-bye.

All right! We'll be waiting for you!

Just kidding!

We're never coming back!

Sorry! What was that?

lnitiate warp drive.

Did theyjust say

they were never coming back?



Oh, goody, you're here!

Why don't you just chew on this?

l'm hungry.

l'm just messing with you.

l lost all feeling

in this thing years ago.

Melman? Why do you look like that?

Look who's talking.

Gloria? Why are you guys so... elderly?

Now, when was the last time

you looked in the mirror?



Wake up! Wake up, Ally-Al!

- Wake up!

- Marty!

Marty, it was horrible.

That same nightmare again, huh?

We were stuck here in Africa,

and we were all super-old and wrinkly...

Well, l aged well,

but the rest of you looked terrible!

Relax, Alex.

'Cause l got a surprise for you!

ls it the penguins?

Have they come to take us home?

Nope. But it's the next best thing.

Another day bites the dust.

Come on, now!

Watch it. Watch yourself. Small divots!

Sorry, little incline there.

Back up this hill.

A low-hanging branch,

then just over this bluff and voil!

Happy birthday, pal!


Wow! New York City.


Gloria! You're the Statue of Liberty!

Bring me your huddled masses, baby!

And, Melman, you're the Brooklyn Bridge!

Actually, l'm the Triboro Bridge.

Wow! You guys made this?

Yeah. From memory!

From crazy, obsessive memory.

Hey! Fifth Avenue... with no traffic!

There's Times Square, with its

modern-day corporate lack of character.

Nine Duane Reades on the same street!

And the zoo.

Wow, our home.

Look! There's a little me.

And little all of us-es!

Alex! Alex! Alex!

Oh, no!

You guys.

You've both made and ruined my day.

Make a wish, sweetheart.

Your wish has come true!

Oh, yay!

My tummy is speaking to me!

Oh, gross!

l wouldn't eat that side of the cake

if l were you.

Alex, what was your wish?

l wished we could go home.

l mean, don't get me wrong.

l love this.

But it's not the real thing.

That's because it's a mud model, Alex.

lt's not actually New York.

l hope that was clear.

What are we doing?

Here we are relying on the penguins

to come back for us.

But... we should just go to Monte Carlo

and get them.

How do a lion, a zebra, a giraffe and

a hippo walk into a casino in Monte Carlo?

l don't know. Ask the rabbi!

- Hey, l'm serious.

- Come on!

We can do it!

We can do anything! lt's us!

We're us!

Yeah, that's right.

We've gone halfway around the world!

Compared with that, Monte Carlo's

just a hop, skip and a swim away!


To home.

- Home!

- Home.

- Home.

- Cheeseburger.

Tell you what, bet those penguins

will be glad to see us.

Yeah, they're probably

bored out of their minds!

You pillow fight

like a bunch of little girls!

Chimichanga! These pillows

are filled with baby birds!


There it is. The casino!


l said, "Perfect.

That's where we'll find the penguins."


Come on, guys.

Operation Penguin Extraction

does not include levity.

We can't draw attention to ourselves.

We're invisible!

l'm talking really, really quiet.

Everybody dance now!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Everybody dance now!


OK. Phase One:
We break into the casino,

grab the penguins,

and get them

to take us back to New York

in the Monkey-Powered Super Plane!


Phase Two:
We chew out the penguins

for abandoning us in Africa.

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Eric Darnell

Eric Darnell (born 1961) is an American animator, director, writer, songwriter and occasional voice actor best known for co-directing Antz with Tim Johnson, as well as co-directing and co-writing Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted with Tom McGrath. more…

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