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Madagascar 3 set to release in India on June 8

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After the worldwide success of Madagascar and Madagascar-Escape to Africa, Paramount Pictures and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures are all set to treat their movie audiences with the third installment of the billion-dollar franchise, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which is slated to release on 8th June 2012.

Featuring the famous and much loved characters Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) and King Julian (Sacha Baron Cohen), Madagascar 3 will release in India on 8th June and recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

Leaving Africa behind, the animals have taken a detour and surfaced, quite literally, in Europe — on a hunt for the penguins and chimps who have managed to break the bank of a Monte Carlo casino. Their journey took the Zoosters from New York, to the eponymous island of Madagascar, then to the wilds of Africa. In the latest installment, the adventure unfolds all across Europe, which naturally calls for a grander scale visually and in storytelling!!!

Keenly anticipated by the animation lovers, this film promises never-seen-before humor and a fun ride all the way in 3D. The cast speaks on the 3rd part of the franchise.

“The thing that I love about all the ‘Madagascar’ movies is that they’re fun but they also have a lot of heart. They always deal with really simple, central issues: relationships and how one relates to oneself and to the world, which is relatable across the board, whether you’re an adult or a child,” said lead actor Jada Pinkett Smith.

Ben Stiller agreed to what Jada Pinkett Smith said and further adds, “People like the friendships and the relationships that the characters have and that they are always there for each other. There’s innocence about these characters, where they go through life without quite knowing how to deal with the real world. They’re in the process of learning — and they are doing it together. That’s a big part of it. And of course, the animation is great — it has that sort of retro Tex Avery vibe. It just feels very distinctive.”

The filmmakers had decided to take the characters to new places - literally and figuratively which they have continued with Madagascar-3 and what’s more for the first time, a 'Madagascar' chapter is filmed in 3D.

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