Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Gloria the hippopotamus and Melman the giraffe are all good friends at New York Central Park Zoo, Marty longs to get back to the wild but Alex loves the attention he gets at the zoo. Gloria and Melman often have to mediate between the two. One day Marty decides to be adventurous and goes out onto the streets of New York. His friends soon realise he’s missing and set out to find him. The New York police are also trying to catch the escaped animals and although they manage to shoot Alex with a tranquiliser dart, the four manage to escape on board a ship heading for Kenya.
They don’t make it to Kenya though as their crates are washed overboard much to their horror. They end up in Madagascar where they have to learn to live on their own.
Lots of slapstick violence where the friends repeatedly hit, kick, bump and bash into the ground or trees trying to help each other. Other scenes also such as:
There's also some scary scenes which might frighten younger kids such as:
You have to learn to work with others and sometimes go without the things you want in order to get what’s best for all.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age