Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a computer-animated comedy from 2012, which was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is presented by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment in the Madagascar series to Madagascar and Madagascar 2, however, the first 3D film in the series. Was directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. In the United States the film was released on 8 June 2012 in the cinemas in Switzerland on 27 September 2012 in Germany on October 2, 2012, and in Austria on October 4, 2012. The film premiere was at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.


Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo in Africa miss the departed to Monte Carlo penguins and chimpanzees. Soon make the four self on the way to Europe. After the friends are reunited, they are tracked by the Monegasque Animal Control service to Captain Chantel DuBois. The animals manage to escape, by joining a traveling circus. This circus, which is headed by the Siberian tiger Vitaly, has its best times behind itself, but is newly motivated by Alex and his friends. The journey of the traveling circus passes through several European cities and ends in London, where the circus performances in America is committed. So the friends finally come back to New York. But instead of going back to the zoo, they remain in the circus and travel further.


The CEO of DreamWorks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg confirmed in 2008 that a sequel to Madagascar 2 was planned. On the press tour of the Television Critics Association in January 2009, Katzenberg said, Madagascar 3 will just produced and come in summer 2012 in the cinemas.


Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted had at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012 premiere. The film has also been transformed into IMAX format and shown in selected regions of Europe, including Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

The premiere screening in German language found on 16 September 2012 at the Circus Krone Building in Munich


Nearly four months after the U.S. launch of the movie was in the German cinemas. The time shift has been made, so that the film does not have to compete with Ice Age 4. Both film series are extremely successful start in Germany. The cost of production is 145 million U.S. dollars, the global revenues in so far 742 million U.S. dollars. He is the most successful offshoot of the Madagascar series and solves Kung Fu Panda 2 as the most successful non- Shrek film from DreamWorks animation. Already in the first week saw 1,434,965 German moviegoers the film, which he finished just one place. A total of over 3.923 million viewers saw in Germany the film. Thus, the film series has taken the world 1.878 billion U.S. dollars, of which 127.88 million U.S. dollars in Germany alone.


Michael Ranze in filmdienst: "Faster, higher, stronger: The directors have the Madagascar franchise not only added a third dimension at all, everything is loud, colorful, frenetic and rapid fall. Impress Turbulent chases and amazing circus performances and shy and a little one, given the brilliance and the colors of the images, the rapidity of the action, the rapid changes of location, the spectacularly stunning 3D. The humor and charm of the first two parts are a little taken back in return, mainly due to the economical dose wit lies. The figures only call itself commands to panic or react to the injustice that is waiting at the next corner. The characterological contours that were worked out succinctly in the previous films, blur. In return, the production focuses primarily on the energy and artistry of the story. Even the chase in Monte Carlo with her destructiveness and DuBois ' obsession reminiscent of the absurdity of a Tex Avery. No longer surpass the performance in the circus of London, where the animals burn an incredible artistic legacy fireworks, as if they wanted to surpass the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Almost weightless by measure as here, the figures the space use effectively with dizzying jumps and breathtaking trapeze stunts, 3D, plus followed by an agile, wobbling camera as it allows only the animated film - has no equal. "

" In addition to the indestructible " Shrek Madagascar "universe that counts " "franchise to the crown jewels in the history fundus of DreamWorks Animation, ........ wear and tear can be at least the third part, the fastest and atemlosesten of the saga so far, not recognize. "

"If filmmakers and producers explain why her new movie was filmed or converted to 3D, bringing the most nebulous - specious reasoning chains shows that always have one thing in common: The obvious motivation, namely the prospect of simplified money at stimulating is denied categorically. Given visually modest results it is sometimes still the only plausible explanation. With audiences and critics, a certain skepticism has therefore long been developed, particularly when it comes to sequels or new editions that suddenly in 3D therefore come ....... Conclusion: Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath socialize with their animated comedy "Madagascar 3" the predecessors and offer him the simple motto for this flashy movie candy is " more, more, more ." -. , all in 3D and rapid as possible bunt "

"So the usual entertaining mass entertainment for underage audiences with jokes from the time machine and brutal slapstick off the assembly line. In " Madasgacar 3" everything is predictable: The animations are top notch and the myriad action sequences serve only the economic factor called 3 -D effect. "

" " Madagascar 3 " shows the kalauernde fauna at the end of their possibilities. Everything what else survived this type of film is missing, in Madagascar: visual invention, and original over-subscription; of heart and feelings we do not want to talk first. How can I increase contrast ...... well this film series? "Madagascar 3" shows the animal force, but especially their makers, almost at the end of their rope. "


The film has been translated and synchronized by the Berliner Synchron AG.