DreamWorks & Paramount to release Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Mumbai: DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures Corporation announced a stellar cast line-up for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming comedy, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which is slated for a 7 November, 2008 theatrical release.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is the sequel to Madagascar which grossed over $532 million in worldwide box office and became the number one animated film of 2005.

The original cast from Madagascar, including Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric, Andy Richter will reprise their roles in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Joining the Central Park zoosters for their continuing adventures in Africa is an all new ensemble, including Bernie Mac, Alex’s dad, Sherri Shepherd as Alex’s Mom.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath and produced by Mireille Soria and Mark Swift. William serves as co-composer alongside Hans Zimmer.

In the highly-anticipated sequel to Madagascar, Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins and the chimps find themselves marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar. In the face of this obstacle, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane — sort of.

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