Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa | 2008

Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

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Main Plot

The Madagascar animals fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African nature reserve in Kenya, where they meet others of their own kind, and Alex especially discovers his royal heritage as prince of a lion pride.


  • Ben Stiller's character, Alex the lion, is a main character and leader of the group, trying to get back home to New York.
  • Chris Rock's character, Marty the zebra, plays a key role as one of the main protagonists in the film.
  • David Schwimmer's character, Melman the giraffe, plays a comedic and neurotic role in the plot of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.


In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Alex the lion reconnects with his family in Africa, while his friends, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo, adapt to their new surroundings. However, their adventures take a turn when they encounter their old foes, the scheming penguins and the vengeful lemur King Julien. Together, they unite to save their home, defeat the villains, and ultimately decide to stay in Africa, celebrating their newfound family and friendship.

Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath