Madagascar (movie)

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Promotional poster for Madagascar

Madagascar is a computer-animated comedy film, released in 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar.

The voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer are featured. Other voices include Andy Richter, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Cedric the Entertainer. The film was produced by Dreamworks Animation.

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Character Bios

Alex The Lion

Alex the lion was born in Central Park Zoo and into a life of privilege. He is a star, an entertainer to visitors and in his mind the king of his empire the zoo he has never left. His best friends are Marty, Melman and Gloria. His favorite food is steak.

Marty The Zebra

Marty the zebra is a dreamer and an adventurer, who constantly dreams about the wild and wonders what life would be like beyond the zoo. One night, following the successful escape of the penguins, he and all his friends find out. His favorite food is grass.

Melman The Giraffe

Melman is a hypochondriac giraffe, who was transferred to the Central Park Zoo as a young adult. Because of his previous stay in the Bronx Zoo, Melman believes that hes a real worldly guy, the most experienced in his circle of friends and the leader of the pack because hes really been around. That is, compared to his three friends, he has. His favorite foods are vitamins and medicines.

Gloria The Hippopotamus

Gloria is a tough-chick hippopotamus. Born and raised in the Central Park Zoo, she is friendly, energetic, and one hip hippo. She is strikingly 'beautiful', smart and independent and knows what she wants and how to get it. Her favorite food is fruit.

The Penguins

The penguins feel that they are true spies, out on a secret mission for a secret government agency, who naturally have no place in the zoo. To them its all just a big conspiracy, and they spend their days planning an escape that will lead them back to Antarctica. Their names are Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private.

The Lemurs

King Julien the Ring-tailed Lemur

King of the Madagascar lemurs, Julien loves to party and is slightly deranged. He plots to use Alex to drive away the foosa, predators that are preying on the lemurs.

Maurice, the Pie-eyed Lemur

Maurice is Julien's responsible sidekick. Even though he's officially second in command, the whole jungle knows Maurice runs the show. He excels at keeping Julien in line.

Mort, the Mouse Lemur

The teeny-tiny Mort is Madagascar's most adorable lemur. He spends a lot of time bugging his friends. Then making new ones. And bugging them too.

The Foosa

The foosa are evil half-cat half-dog beings in appearence (not like CatDog). They love to eat lemurs. They don't appear in the zoo in the beginning of the movie, but on their actual home island of Madagascar.

Mason and Phil, the Monkeys

Mason has an English accent. Phil doesn't speak, but can read English and "speaks" American Sign Language. Both escape from the zoo in the beginning of the movie, and they, are also sent to the wildlife reserve. Unlike the main characters, they don't wash up on the shores of Madagascar.

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Cast and Crew

Directed by

  • Eric Darnell
  • Tom McGrath

Writing credits

  • Mark Burton (written by) &
  • Billy Frolick (written by) and
  • Eric Darnell (written by) &
  • Tom McGrath (written by)

Cast (in credits order)

  • Ben Stiller .... Alex the Lion (voice)
  • Chris Rock .... Marty the Zebra (voice)
  • David Schwimmer .... Melman the Giraffe (voice)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith .... Gloria the Hippo (voice)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen .... King Julian the Lemur (voice)
  • Cedric the Entertainer .... Maurice the Lemur (voice)
  • Tom McGrath .... Skipper the Penguin (voice)
  • Christopher Knights .... Private the Penguin (voice)
  • Chris Miller .... Kowalski the Penguin (voice)
  • Andy Richter .... Mort the Mouse Lemur (voice)
  • Conrad Vernon .... Mason the Chimpanzee (voice)

Produced by

  • Teresa Cheng .... producer
  • Mireille Soria .... producer

Original music by

  • Ryeland Allison (additional music)
  • James Michael Dooley (additional music)
  • James S. Levine (additional music)
  • Hans Zimmer

Film editing by

  • Mark A. Hester
  • H. Lee Peterson

Art direction

  • by Kendal Cronkhite

Production management

  • Tony Cosanella .... production supervisor
  • Jennifer Dahlman .... production supervisor
  • Philip R. Garrett .... production supervisor
  • Kerry Shea .... production manager
  • Jerome Solomon .... technical production manager

Art department

  • Kory Heinzen .... production illustrator
  • Ruben Hickman .... production illustrator
  • Yoriko Ito .... production illustrator
  • Alexandre Puvilland .... production illustrator
  • Jamie J. Silverman .... production coordinator
  • John Stevenson .... storyboard artist
  • James Wood Wilson .... production illustrator

Sound department

  • Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
  • Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
  • Mark Binder .... sound editor
  • Marissa N. Blanchard .... voice-over recording
  • James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
  • Al Clay .... score mixer
  • Craig Heath .... sound recordist
  • Thomas Jones .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
  • Cohl Klop .... voice-over recording
  • Robert Morrisey .... first sound assistant
  • Melissa Muik .... music editor
  • Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
  • Erin Michael Rettig .... sound engineering
  • Reuben Simon .... sound effects editor
  • Andy Sisul .... assistant sound editor
  • Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialogue mixer
  • Wade Wilson .... co-supervising sound editor
  • Larry Winer .... original dialogue mixer
  • Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Visual effects by

  • John B. Anderson .... digital effects artist
  • Francois Antoine .... visual effects
  • Wendy S. Berry .... effects production coordinator
  • Brian Brecht .... production supervisor: PDI Dreamworks
  • Ted Burge .... rendering software engineer
  • Dave Burgess .... CGI animator
  • David Caeiro Cebrin .... visual effects
  • Andy Chen .... digital effects artist
  • Shaun Collaco .... lighting and compositing artist: Dreamworks Animation
  • Damon Crowe .... effects animator
  • Gilbert Davoud .... character technical director
  • Eric Deuel .... assistant animator
  • Peter Farson .... character technical director
  • Reid Gershbein .... research and development
  • Philippe Gluckman .... visual effects supervisor
  • Cindy Hong .... lighting artist
  • Pasha Ivanov .... digital artist
  • Kaishin Kam .... layout artist
  • Yun Geuk Kang .... senior modeler
  • Tim Keenan .... effects technical director
  • Laurent Kermel .... visual effects
  • Andrew Young Kim .... effects animator
  • Michael H. Lee .... effects technical director
  • Victor Lew .... effects technical director
  • Penny Leyton .... character technical director
  • David Lipton .... effects animator
  • Kevin MacLean .... character animator
  • Mark Manfrey .... effects animator
  • Michael Manza .... lighter: Dreamworks Animation
  • Mariette Marinus .... character technical director
  • Steve Mason .... character animator
  • Julie Anne Mayfield .... effects developer
  • Mark A. McGuire .... technical director
  • Stephanie Mulqueen .... lighting effects
  • Gaku Nakatani .... lead lighter
  • Peter Nicolai .... digital artist
  • Rob O'Neill .... character technical director
  • Joe Oh .... character animator
  • Alex Ongaro .... visual effects
  • Justin Onstine .... technical director: matte painting
  • Nick Panagos .... digital effects artist
  • Andrew Pearce .... senior software manager
  • Mahesh Ramasubramanian .... visual effects
  • Keith Reicher .... layout artist
  • Damon Riesberg .... character effects animator
  • Frank Sabia Jr. .... lighting artist
  • William Salazar .... character animator
  • Ramprasad Sampath .... digital effects artist
  • Nico Scapel .... character technical director
  • York N. Schueller .... animation technical director
  • Marc Scott .... lighter
  • Taylor Shaw .... effects animator
  • Kevan Shorey .... character animator: PDI/Dreamworks
  • Curt Stewart .... lighter
  • Peter Szewczyk .... lighter
  • Joanne Thiel .... senior effects animator
  • Theodore Ty .... character animator
  • Kevin Vassey .... visual effects
  • Andrew Wheeler .... visual effects
  • Mark R. Wilkins .... lighting/effects technical director: Glendale
  • Ken Yao .... character effects animator
  • Hector Yangli Yee .... rendering specialist: research & development

Other crew

  • Steve Baker .... research and development
  • Will Bilton .... research and development
  • Dave Burgess .... animator
  • Robert C. Campion .... production accountant
  • Paul Carrera .... first assistant editor
  • Kristen D. Chidel .... production executive
  • Melanie Cordan .... animator
  • Sanjay Das .... director of research and development
  • Bill Diaz .... animator
  • Ava Duvernay .... publicity consultant
  • Angela Ensele .... production coordinator
  • Alison Fedrick .... production coordinator
  • Reid Gershbein .... research and development
  • Emilio Ghorayeb .... animator
  • Eric Griswold .... research and development
  • Wayne Hellinger .... post-production coordinator
  • Mariko Hoshi .... animator
  • Mark Jackels .... production engineer
  • Jeffrey 'JJ' Jay .... character technical director
  • Jeffrey Joe .... animator
  • Brad Kane .... layout production assistant
  • Daniel Kirksey .... render assistant
  • Heather Knight .... animator
  • Christopher Knights .... first assistant editor
  • Kevin Koch .... animator
  • Bryan Gregg LaShelle .... render wrangler
  • Jeff Lee .... production engineer
  • Stephanie C. Lee .... production coordinator
  • Jim Leuper .... technical lead
  • Derek Mann .... systems administrator
  • Alex McDonnell .... editorial/story production assistant
  • Robyn Mesher .... production coordinator
  • Bill E. Miller .... animator
  • Peter C. Miller .... research and development
  • Marlon Montgomery .... studio resources coordinator
  • Paul Neal .... HD editor
  • Fred Nilsson .... animator
  • Hannibal P. Odisho .... production coordinator
  • Sunny Park .... executive in charge of music
  • Lee Rase .... production coordinator
  • Ben Rush .... animator
  • Hayyim Sanchez .... completion artist
  • Jason Schleifer .... animator
  • Steven Sorensen .... technical resource administrator
  • Allen Stetson .... technical director
  • April Struebing .... software coordinator
  • Adam Teninbaum .... technical resource administrator
  • Mark M. Tokunaga .... manager of technical resources
  • Larry Weisberg .... senior paralegal
  • Andrew Zack .... executive assistant: Hans Zimmer
  • Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)

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