"Madagascar" (2005) ist ein spassiges CGI-Projekt von DreamWorks (u.a. "Shrek", "Ab durch die Hecke"), welches am am 14. Juli 2005 in die deutschen Kinos kam...
Im Central-Park-Zoo von New York lassen es sich vier langjährige Freunde so richtig gut gehen. An der Spitze der Nahrungskette steht Alex der Löwe - der ganze Stolz des Zoos, und das weiss er auch. Sein bester Freund, Marty das Zebra, ist ein unverbesserlicher Tagträumer, der nichts als Flausen im gestreiften Kopf hat. Kumpel Melman, die Giraffe, ist der Hypochonder schlechthin. (Hey, Sie hätten auch Angst vor Halsschmerzen, wenn Ihr Hals anderthalb Meter lang wäre!) Und dann wäre da noch Gloria, das hippe Nilpferd, das sehr genau weiss, wie es seine Pfunde einsetzen muss. Als eine Gruppe durchtriebener Pinguine einen gewagten Ausbruch aus dem Zoo plant, tauschen auch die vier Freunde eher unfreiwillig die gemütlichen Käfige gegen das Abenteuer ihres Lebens ein. Sind die Grossstadt-Tiere und ihre Freundschaft stark genug, auch in der rauhen Wildnis zu bestehen !?!
Das Sequel "Madagascar 2" mit dem US-Titel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (vormals: "The Crate Escape", "Escape from Madagascar"), kam am 4. Dezember 2008 in die deutschen Kinos...
Nachdem die vier Zoofreunde und die chaotischen Pinguine lange genug auf Madagascar festsaßen, reparieren letztere mit viel Spucke und Klebeband ein altes Flugzeugwrack, um in ihr beschauliches Zuhause, den New Yorker Zoo, zurückzukehren. Doch die Bruchpiloten schaffen es genau bis in die endlosen Steppen Afrikas, durch die sich die unerfahrenen Tiere nun durch Wasserlöcher, den afrikanischen Dschungel und die Savanne schlagen müssen. Alex und seine Freunde treffen diesmal nicht nur auf wilde Artgenossen, sondern sogar auf die eigene Familie...
2008 feierte die Spin-Off TV-Serie "The Penguins of Madagascar" ihre US-TV-Premiere...
Am 17. November 2009 zeigte der US-Fernsehsender NBC das TV-Special "Merry Madagascar"...
Am 2. Oktober 2012 kam "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" unter dem Titel "Madagascar 3: Flucht durch Europa" in die deutschen Kinos...
Heute kommt "Madagascar 3: Flucht durch Europa" in die deutschen Kinos...
Der "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues "Madagascar 3"-Poster...
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Der "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!! Hier noch die Synopsis...
In "Europe's Most Wanted," Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.
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Simon Smith, who co-directed DreamWorks Animations’ Bee Movie, had been tapped to direct the animation house’s untitled Madagascar spin-off starring the penguins.
Also coming on board is Lara Breay (Megamind), who will produce.
DWA put the movie project into fast-track development in March, hiring Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers behind DWA's Will Ferrell-voiced Megamind, to pen the script focusing on the paramilitary parables of plucky penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico.
The quartet are the secondary but scene-stealing characters of the Madagascar movies.
The project is still a ways a way from casting anyone.
Smith is a DWA animator who has slowly but surely risen through the ranks. He was head of layout for the company’s Antz and Shrek, and a layout consultant on Shrek 2 before directing the Shrek 4-D animated attraction which is part of the Universal Studios theme park. He also directed two video shorts that were DVD extras on DWA releases: the Shrek-themed short Far Far Away Idol and Megamind: The Button of Doom. [...]
The penguins of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar movie fame are graduating to their own feature film.
Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers behind DWA's Will Ferrell-voiced Megamind, have been tapped to tackle the project, which will feature the paramilitary parables of plucky penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico.
The four paramilitary avians from Antarctica are secondary but scene-stealing characters in the Madagascar movies, the third of which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012. In a sign of the foursome's fanning fashionability, when the first movie hit Blu-ray, "The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper," an animated short featuring the penguins,was one of the extras.
The characters were also spun off in a CGI-animated TV show titled The Penguins of Madagascar that aired on Nickelodeon; it finished 2010 as the second most-watched animated show behind SpongeBob SquarePants amongst ages 2-11. The show is now in its second season.
No release date has been set for the feature, which at this stage has no director (or, in the case of many animated films, co-directors). Schoolcraft and Simons will develop the story and write the script. [...]
Jeffrey Katzenberg has confirmed to Empire that multiple sequels are in the works [...]
Currently planned for release on May 18, 2012, Madagascar 3 will likely be followed by a fourth Madagascar film to round out the series, Katzenberg explained. The third film is said to leave open a conclusion to the series, bringing the animals back to New York where they started. [...]
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private face off against the malevolent dolphin, Dr. Blowhole, in "The Penguins of Madagascar's" first Nickelodeon special, "Dr. Blowhole's Revenge," premiering Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") guest stars in the half-hour special as the penguins' long-time nemesis out for revenge and to finally conquer the world. [...]
NBC has joined with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. to air two all-new, family-friendly animated holiday television specials based on the studio's blockbuster feature films, Monsters vs. Aliens and Madagascar, both featuring many of the characters as voiced by the original talent from the films.
[...] "Merry Madagascar," is based on the hugely successful smash hits, Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which both featured the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric The Entertainer and Andy Richter. The special, which also features the voice of Carl Reiner, is scheduled to broadcast on Tuesday, November 17 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) and repeat on Saturday, November 28 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) just before the holiday season. [...]
"Merry Madagascar" was written by David Soren, Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. The executive producer is Mireille Soria; Joe Aguilar is the producer and David Soren directs. The brand new holiday adventure stars everyone's favorite Central Park "zoosters" from Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. "Merry Madagascar" begins when Santa and his sleigh unexpectedly crash-land on the island, giving the jolly gentleman a case of amnesia. So it falls to Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria -- along with the ever-inventive Penguins -- to deliver the presents and save Christmas. And it doesn't hurt that Santa's Sleigh just might be able to make a little trip to New York City, so they can finally return to their beloved home. But during their appointed rounds, the four re-discover the magic of giving -- and that it is ultimately more important than their own wish to return home. Also included is a long-lasting North Pole/South Pole rivalry between the Penguins and Santa's reindeer, plus magic flying dust and a King Julien-based holiday called "Julienuary."
Bei CS! gibt es Infos zur US-DVD "Madagascar 2", die u.a. den Kurzfim "The Penguins of Madagascar" enthalten wird...
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts und Einspielergebnisse...
[...] DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa added $5.1 million in its fifth weekend in sixth place. Made for $150 million, the animated hit has reached $165.7 million domestically so far. The sequel topped the international box office with $50.2 million and has collected $125 million overseas. [...]
Heute startet "Madagascar 2" in den deutschen Kinos...
THR.com berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
[...] No. 2 on the weekend, DreamWorks Animation/Paramount's "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," busted loose in 12 new territories, finishing No. 1 in Spain ($5.7 million from 603 screens), Portugal and Colombia. Overall tally was $12.5 million from 2,364 dates in 24 markets. Overseas cume for the animation title stands at $71.5 million, with openings in 11 major markets - including the U.K., France and Germany - due this week. [...]
Bei Latino Review gibt es einen Aussschnitt aus "Madagascar 2"...
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa earned $36.1 million in its second weekend, bringing its total to $118 million. The sequel cost about $150 million to make. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] DreamWorks Animation's second movie of the year, the sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, reunited the voice cast of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen and Cedric the Entertainer, with their popular talking animals crash-landing in Central Africa. After grossing over $17 million on Friday, it brought in an estimated $63.5 million in business in more than 4,000 theaters, including a record 130 IMAX theaters. That amount would make it the highest grossing non-"Shrek" movie for the animation studio, making more in three days than the original Madagascar made over the four-day Memorial Day weekend back in 2005. The original Madagascar went on to gross $193 million, so one should expect the holidays should help the sequel gross more than $200 million, although it does have some fierce competition in weeks to come. [...]
Capone von AICN liefert seine Kritik zu "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"...
[...] MADAGASCAR 2 is probably about as lovable and entertaining as the first film. Take that for what it's worth. If you never saw the original film, the addition of Baldwin to the cast as well as more lemurs and penguins might be enough to get your butt in the seats this time around. I think I chuckled a bit more three years later. Rock and Stiller have a better chemistry this time around, and even Schwimmer's moody giraffe made me laugh quite a bit. It's no WALL*E or even KUNG FU PANDA, but this one's not too bad. [...]
Massawyrm von AICN liefert seine Kritik zu "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"...
[...] a movie with a few laughs and enough going on to make it worthy of seeing with your kids. The chief problem is that it is nothing new and doesn’t have nearly enough heart to wrap you up in it. Everything just feels too convenient. And really, how many times can we see the animals out of their element story done without a twist? Both Kung Fu Panda and Bolt are very similar stories that go outside of the box and offer us something radically different. This is just more of the same, and it feels like they’ve found the very last jokes to be had in this particular genre of animated film.
That said, it is nowhere near as bad as some of these sequels usually are and thus doesn’t require that you drop the kids off and see something else. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Video-Interview mit den US-Stimmen David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer und Sherri Shepherd...
Bei IESB gibt es einen Ausschnitt aus "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa", sowie zwei Featuretten...
CS! zeigt das Musikvideo zu Will.i.am's "I Like To Move It"-Version...
Die Offizielle "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Website bietet neues Material... Und bei CS! gibt es ein neues Poster und neue Bilder...
Der "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Trailer #2 ist online !!!
IMAX Corporation and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that the IMAX release of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa has been extended to include the Thanksgiving holiday, and will now run into December. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will be digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® and play for a full run in IMAX® theatres, including select new IMAX® Digital theatres, which began rolling out this summer. [...]
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg expects at least one additional "Madagascar" sequel after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and said that the studio, as was previously rumored, has also begun talks aimed at creating a sequel to its summer hit Kung Fu Panda.
Katzenberg said "Escape 2 Africa" is the "second chapter in one story," adding that "there is at least one more chapter. We ultimately want to see the characters make it back to New York."
An announcement about a Kung Fu Panda sequel could come within two months.
"We've started conversations about it, and I think in the next 30 or 60 days, we'll be able to talk completely about that," Katzenberg said.
Kung Fu Panda has earned $560 million worldwide. In 2005, Madagascar took in $530 million globally.
Bei Moviehole gibt es ein "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"-Poster...
Ein neuer "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu einer Testvorführung...
[...] The film, from start to end, is an obvious cash in on the success the the original (and also just as mediocre) reaped in. Every scene just feels so cheaply written, and it's all underscored by the feeling (I could not escape) that it's a rip off of 1993's The Lion King (Disney). I'm not saying it's the same, it just feels like it was trying to hard to be that classic film.
And it's not. [...]
Der "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Bei USA Today gibt es mehrere Bilder aus "Magascar: Escape 2 Africa"...
Wie CS! meldet, wird "Magascar: Escape 2 Africa" auch in den IMAX-Kinos zu sehen sein...
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Madagascar" als deutsche Free-TV-Premiere...
Eine "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Preview / Teaser moderiert von Ben Stiller ist online...
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