The third entry in the Madagascar franchise finds the tightknit group of animals joining a traveling circus in order to get back home. Noah Baumbach provides the script, with Eric Darnell handling director duties. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sacha Baron Cohen reprise the voice roles, with Frances McDormand stepping in as the villain.~Jeremy Wheeler
Jada Pinkett SmithGloria
Sacha Baron CohenJulien
Cedric the EntertainerMaurice
Tom McGrathSkipper, First Policeman
Frances McDormandCaptain Chantal Dubois
Conrad VernonMason, Second Policeman
Vinnie JonesFreddie the Dog
Nick FletcherFrankie the Dog
Danny JacobsCroupier, Circus Master
Dan O'ConnorCasino Security, Mayor of New York City
Eric DarnellComandante, Zoo Official, Zoo Announcer
Sequels generally have a tendency to be half as good as the original, but in this case Madagascar 3 has a refreshingly new look, same level of energy and humor with its cast of characters, and a vibrant backdrop of a circus.
The cast of characters - Marty, Alex, Gloria, and and Melman - decide to leave Africa and go back to New York, but need the penguins help to fly back, the penguins are as hilarious as they have been. With the penguins in Monte Carlo, there begins their adventure. They run into the devious Captain Chantal Dubois is the head of animal control in Europe who is called for help. She is a little too serious about her job and wants to mount the heads of the animals, particularly Alex the lion's, on her wall as trophies. She brings delightful humor with her ways! In a way she reminded me of the "Bad Kitty" eastern European lady from NY in part 2. The scenes with her are very funny. The lemur king Julian falls in love with the bear at the circus and he is entertaining as always, the very talented Sacha Baron Cohen has done a remarkable job with this character.
The animals join a circus in an attempt to get away from Dubois. A number of new characters are introduced here who are part of the circus. This is where the movie picks up pace and bursts with color, and makes it a joy watching in 3D. This has to be one of the best 3D treats our family has seen this year across Ice Age, Brave, and The Lorax. The overall plot of the film is not as strong or content-rich as the first one, but the vivid colors and brilliant scenes make this as much a treat to watch as the previous two films.
Madagascar 3 is fun for the entire family, kids and adults alike.
This review is from Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted [Blu-ray/DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 9 months when reviewed.
great for kids and they love it. One of the funniest of the series.