DreamWorks Animation and Paramount have released a new trailer for Madagascar 3, the latest entry in the popular series about a group of escaped animals. Now I have to say, previous trailers have not impressed me but this one, it totally sold the movie.
So thanks to this trailer I learned something new today, apparently zebras can’t drive, only humans and penguins can. Looking past some of the obviously stupid jokes, there are more then a few genuinely funny moments here and unlike past trailers, we get a much better feel for where the movie is headed. Also, I’m now actually looking forward to this.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted brings back Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien XIII, Maurice, Mort and obviously Rico, Skipper, Kowalsky and Private. While still trying to get back home to their Zoo in New York, our heroes travel across Europe with what is probably the best cover for a group of animals like them, a circus. There, in order to be accepted, they must create the ultimate circus act, Madagascar style.
You can tell a mile away that Madagascar 3 is aimed at the international crowd, and who can blame DreamWorks Animation, past entries made most of their money outside North America.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted features the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, Jessica Chastain and Paz Vega among others.
The film will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, while for North America and most of the world, the release date is June 8th.