Teaser Trailer for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
12.10.11 by BJSprecher
Six years ago, Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) were safely on their way from the Central Park Zoo to a wildlife preserve in Kenya when a botched penguin hijacking found them washed up on the shores of an island off the coast of Africa in Madagascar.
In the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the gang decided that it was time that they return to New York City, but their plane crash-landed in the heart of Africa and, of course, trouble ensued. Now, everyone's favorite animal entourage returns in their first 3D adventure, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, in which they once again try to return to their home at the Central Park Zoo only to end up getting stranded in Europe, hooked up with a traveling circus and pursued by the police (led by Frances McDormand).
Here's the synopsis of the movie from the description of the upcoming The Art of Madagascar 3 book from Perseus Academic:
In the third installment of the Madagascar series, Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippopotamus, and Melman the giraffe set out to return to New York after escaping to Africa. Dependent on the mechanical know-how of the notorious monkeys, their plan inevitably goes awry and they find themselves stranded in Monte Carlo, where they join up with a traveling circus by chance.
Led by the venerable tiger Vitali, the animal-centered circus has seen better days. During the course of a tour through a series of European cities that ends in a fabulous big top in the heart of London, Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman help Vitaly, Gia the jaguar, and Stefano the sea lion rediscover their passion for show business and reinvent circus performance.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted was written by Noah Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox) and directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa) and Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens).