Movie Review: Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted 3D ✭✭✭✭ (In cinemas Friday 19th October)

Madagascar 3
Europe's Most Wanted 3D
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They're back! And in this third installment of the 'Madagascar' franchise, Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) are determined to get back to The Central Park Zoo in New York City.

Leaving Africa behind, they land in Europe, on a hunt for the penguins and chimps who have managed to break the bank of a Monte Carlo Casino. They are being tracked down by French animal control officer Capitaine Chantal Dubois (Frances McDormand), and all kinds of mishaps and adventures ensue - they find the perfect place for cover in a travelling circus, which is destined to go to New York, if they can give the wow factor to the promoter. So the gang get to work in reinventing it, discover new talents, and make it home to Central Park.

© 2011 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
There's a whole host of new animals in this wonderful film, including Vitaly the Tiger (Bryan Cranston), Gia the Italian Jaguar (Jessica Chastain), and the wonderful Stefano the Sea Lion (Martin Short) amongst others.

The 3D elements in this animated feature are quite simply breathtaking at times, especially in the car chase sequences, and the circus acts in London. The animation is faultless, and the music provided by Hans Zimmer just adds that extra little bit of magic to proceedings.

There are some funny one liners for the adults, and the kids will be thoroughly entertained from the colour and pace at which this vibrant films goes.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is brilliant fun for all ages

In cinemas Friday 19th October

4 out of 5 stars ✭✭✭✭