Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath
This animation tells an amusing but rather formulaic fish-out-of-water story about four Central Park Zoo animals (a lion, a zebra, a giraffe and a hippo) who accidentally end up in the wild in Madagascar. The four main characters are nice alright, but the nasty and hilarious penguins steal the show. Subsequently, they got their own television series The Penguins of Madagascar. Followed by Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.