In 2005, Madagascar roared its way into cinemas. The animated comedy, told the story of a group of Central Park Zoo animals that accidentally find themselves stranded on the island of Madagascar.
Upon release, Madagascar was well received by audiences and became a big hit for DreamWorks Pictures. As such, it was soon followed by a series of sequels, as well as various spin-offs.
But how many feature-length Madagascar movies are there? For all the details and more, read on!
The order of the Madagascar movies
To date, there are four entries in the Madagascar movie series. The films include:
- Madagascar (2005)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)
- Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
In addition to the feature-length movies, the Madagascar film series has also spawned a collection of television shows, animated shorts, and television specials.
The television shows include:
- The Penguins of Madagascar (2008 – 2015)
- All Hail King Julien (2014 – 2017)
- Madagascar: A Little Wild (2020 – )
The shorts include:
- The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)
- Madly Madagascar (2013)
- All Hail King Julien: New Year’s Eve Countdown (2017)
- All Hail King Julien: Happy Birthday to You (2017)
And the television specials are:
- Merry Madagascar (2009)
- Madagascar: A Little Wild – Holiday Goose Chase (2021)
Are all the feature-length Madagascar movies part of the same series?
All four Madagascar movies are part of the same series, with events told in chronological order.
Are the Madagascar movies the work of the same director?
The Madagascar movies are the work of multiple directors. Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath directed Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon, and Tom McGrath directed Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted; and Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith directed Penguins of Madagascar.
Who are the cast of the Madagascar movies?
Notable actors in the Madagascar movie series include David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin, Sherri Shepherd, Bernie Mac, Martin Short, Bryan Cranston, Sacha Baron Cohen, Frank Welker, Jessica Chastain, Frances McDormand, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Peter Stormare, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Werner Herzog.
What is the best Madagascar movie?
According to IMDb, the Madagascar movies are ranked from best to least-best as follows:
- Penguins of Madagascar (2014) – 7.5/10
- Madagascar (2005) – 6.9/10
- Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012) – 6.8/10
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) – 6.6/10
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