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.


Phase Three:

We apologize to the penguins

for overly harsh chewing outing,

but we've gotten our point across.

Phase Four:
Back to New York City.

- Yes!

- l like it!

All right, we take

these ventilation ducts

to the crawlspace above the casino

where we find the penguins.

l just need to figure out

which duct each of us should take.


Back with the bass

The jam is live in effect

and l don't waste time

On the mic with a dope rhyme

Jump to the rhythm

Jump, jump to the rhythm, jump...

Oh, no!

Take cover!

- Hi, honey.

- OK!

OK, OK. l got you. l got you, honey.

Now, they're not gonna let

animals on to the casino floor,

so expect some kind of disguise.

Look at that!

That is one ugly, mug-ugly lady!

That is roach-killing ugly!

That's not a lady.

That's the King of Versailles.

And that's not the King of Versailles.

That's the chimps.

And the chimps are like smoke.

And where there's smoke, there's fire.

And by fire, l mean the penguins!

King of Versailles wins again.

l say we let it ride.

Then we'll pick up the hippies

and fly back to New York in style.

Can we buy an Airbus A-380?

Solid gold, baby!

Sir! A solid gold plane

wouldn't be able to fly.

Kowalski, we'll be rich!

The rules of physics don't apply to us.

Let it ride!


OK. ln exactly two minutes and 1 7

seconds, the lemurs will cut the power.

- Now?

- No.

- OK?

- No.

- Now?

- No.

l drop down, grab the penguins.

You crank me up, and we are out of here.

Let me drop down!

l'll grab the penguins!

You don't have fingers, Marty.

- Now? Do it?

- No. No!

These are things a leader

has to think of.

Why should you be the leader?

Why not me?

'Cause l'm the phase tracker!

The king is letting it ride.

- How did l get phased out?

- You're part of a phase.

A phase isn't something you own,

it's something you're in.

That's it.

Who voted you

Grand Phase Master anyway?

Me! l voted me!

'Cause l'm the leader!

- Black!

- That's it, baby!

- Now?

- No!

The King of Versailles wins it all!

- Maybe l should be in charge.

- Melman!

l am a doctor.

- Now!

- No.

Why can't we all be leaders?

Enough! l'm gonna lead.

What's new, pussycat?

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Marty, what phase are we at?

Phase Three:

Right. Oh, man, we are so sorry.

Apology accepted. Let's roll!

Marty! We skipped Phase Two!

We didn't chew them out!

Don't look at me.

l'm just following the leader!

- Now!

- l'm a bit busy right now.

Just pull the switch!

OK, fine.

What the heck is going on

with the lights?

Yo, tell me what you want

What you really, really want

l'll tell you what l want

What l really, really want...

What are you doing?!

Come on!

lnitiate lockdown!

And get me Captain Dubois

from Animal Control!



A zebra?

A hippo?

A giraffe?

A lion?!

When l was seven,

l strangled my first parrot,

flushed my first goldfish,

punched my first snake.

Now l have finally reached the moment

l have been preparing for my entire life.

The pinnacle of my career:

to hunt the king of the beasts!

- Oh, no.

- Lockdown, eh?

What do we do?

All right, everybody, stand back.

l got this one.

Never mind.

Well, you only get one chance

at a first impression.

- What just happened?

- Where are we? What is this?

We call it

the Luxury Assault Recreational Vehicle.

The car goes vroom-vroom!

Step on it, boys!

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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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