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Title: Madagascar (2005)

Tagline: Someone’s got a zoo loose.

Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Christopher Knights, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Eric Darnell, David Cowgill, Elisa Gabrielli, Stephen Apostolina, Devika Parikh, David P. Smith, Cody Cameron, Bob Saget, Jeffrey Katzenberg

Release: 2005-05-25

Runtime: 86

Plot: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape—with the help of some prodigious penguins—to explore the world.

Worth a watch?

Thinking of adding this one to my list of films to watch.

On a bit of an animated movie binge at the moment and a few have been extremely enjoyable.

It's nice when you get taken by surprise from a movie when expectations are low.

Some modern animated features have done this in the last few years probably more than standard features.
 

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I'd recommend it. I liked all three films in the franchise.

I'd also recommend the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy.
 

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I'd recommend it. I liked all three films in the franchise.

I'd also recommend the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy.
If your recommending How To Train Your Dragon then I might have to watch it, then.

That film is excellent and plan on watching the sequels at some point.
 

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If your recommending How To Train Your Dragon then I might have to watch it, then.

That film is excellent and plan on watching the sequels at some point.

"3" is by far the best of the bunch.

1st 2 are... okay, but "3" has an energy and creativity those 2 lack.

It's not afraid to be weird.
 

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"3" is by far the best of the bunch.

1st 2 are... okay, but "3" has an energy and creativity those 2 lack.

It's not afraid to be weird.
That's quite a statement to make because I thought the original was one of the best animated features I have seen.

You are going to make me watch the sequels now with very high expectations.

It's rare I find a sequel enjoyable.
 

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That's quite a statement to make because I thought the original was one of the best animated features I have seen.

You are going to make me watch the sequels now with very high expectations.

It's rare I find a sequel enjoyable.

Well, it might seem like less of a statement if you know I thought the first and second movies were fine but unmemorable! :D
 

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Well, it might seem like less of a statement if you know I thought the first and second movies were fine but unmemorable! :D
I'm not sure we're clear if you're talking about Madagascar or Dragon. My money's on Madagascar, as I don't recall anything "weird" about Dragon 3.

I think Carl was talking about Dragon in the post you quoted.
 

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I'm not sure we're clear if you're talking about Madagascar or Dragon. My money's on Madagascar, as I don't recall anything "weird" about Dragon 3.

I think Carl was talking about Dragon in the post you quoted.
Yes, I was.

Dragon was brilliant and thought he was talking about the sequels to that.

Now it makes more sense he was referring to Madagascar.
 

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I'm not sure we're clear if you're talking about Madagascar or Dragon. My money's on Madagascar, as I don't recall anything "weird" about Dragon 3.

I think Carl was talking about Dragon in the post you quoted.

Oops - sorry. The thread was about the "Madagascar" films so I thought that was the subject.

Yes - all my comments have been about that series.

I ain't wild about any of the "Dragon" flicks - especially the second, which is a snoozer.
 
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