Madagascar is an American computer-animated media franchise owned and produced by DreamWorks Animation. The voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith are featured in the films. It began with the 2005 film Madagascar, the 2008 sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the third sequel Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted in 2012, and the fourth film, Madagascar: South American Getaway in 2019, without 20th Century Fox's distributions. A spin off film featuring the penguins, titled Penguins of Madagascar, was released in 2014. Another spin-off film featuring King Julien, titled All Hail King Julien, was also released in 2014. A fifth film is in development In June 2020.
The overall plot through the series follows the adventures of four anthropomorphic Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa. Now they must struggle to survive while attempting to return to New York City with the help of a crafty cadre of penguins and with many other characters along the way. The franchise's films have received mixed to positive critical reviews.
A Netflix original film, All Hail King Julien: King-Sized Adventure, was released, streaming on July 17, 2017.
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