Blu-ray, 3D, DVD: Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 16, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Blu-ray 3D $54.99
Studio: DreamWorks Animation/Paramount Home Entertainment

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most WantedIn their third movie, Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller, Little Fockers), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock, Grown Ups), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith, Collateral) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer, TV’s Friends) are still trying to get back to New York in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

The zoo animals, who accidentally got transplanted to Madagascar in the original film, join a traveling circus in Europe this time around, hoping it will get them back home. And with the Penguins, King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen, The Dictator) and Maurice (Cedric the Entertainer, Larry Crowne), the group transforms the circus Madagascar style.

The animated family movie, which is rated PG, also features the voices of Frances McDormand (Moonrise Kingdom), Jessica Chastain (Lawless), Bryan Cranston (John Carter) and Martin Short (TV’s Damages), all new to the franchise with this film.

Madagascar 3 grossed a tidy $216 million in theaters in the U.S., more than the first two films in the series.

Postive critics reviews could have helped. As Denver Post critic Lisa Kennedy wrote: “From time to time the improbable occurs: A sequel outdoes its original.”

The DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Blu-ray 3D Combo packs all contain these special features:

  • “High Flying Fun — Big Top Cast”
  • deleted scenes
  • “Mad Music Mash-Up”
  • “Circus Acts” DVD-ROM
  • filmmakers’ commentary

The Blu-ray versions add:

  • “The Animators’ Corner”
  • “Get Them to the Train”
  • Trivia Track
  • digital copy

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo also comes with Marty’s Rainbow Wig.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.