Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

2012 American computer-animated comedy film

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (also known as Madagascar 3) is a 2012 European-American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the third installment of the series, following Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and it is the first 3D film in the series. The film is directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon, and was released generally to the public on June 8, 2012.

6 years ago, they disappeared without a trace. Next summer, they finally resurface (taglines)


Julien: I'm flying! I'm flying! I'm the first flying monkey!
Mort: Oh, yay!
Marty: That's our ticket outta here!
Melman: Yeah, baby!
Alex: Everybody, on the monkey chain!
Skipper: Deploy banana gun!
Alex: Grab the little guys! Toss 'em up! Let's go! Go, go, go! Go!
Marty: Faster! Faster! Come on!
Alex: Come on, Melman!
Melman: Hoo! Yeah!
Gloria: Melman!
Melman: My neck!
Skipper: Put your backs into it! Double banana overdrive!
Melman: Whoa!
Marty: Oh no!
Skipper: Serpentine! Serpentine!
Julien: Hey, this lady is really starting to freak me out. Fix it, Mort.

[Gia, Vitaly, and Stefano hang their heads missing the Zoosters when Julien staggers in]
Julien: Sonya baby! I don't wanna be king anymore. What really matters is what we smell like together! Forgive me?
[Sonya places Julien in her mouth]
Julien: Hello?
Kowalski: [grabs a tranquilizer dart from Julien's tail] GASP! It's DuBois!
Skipper: Baba booey! [turns to Julien] Where'd you get this?
Julien: I got it from the zoo!
Skipper: The hippies got ambushed!
Gia: What? We have to help them!
Esmeralda: But they lied to us.
Jonesy: Yeah, why should we lend a paw?
Gia: They are our friends!
Jonesy: They're not even circus.
Vitaly: That's Bolshevik!
[The dogs are now convinced]
Skipper: I'd never thought I'd say this on American soil, but the Russki's right!

[Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman wake up back in their zoo enclosures]
Alex: Oh, no.
Marty: Alex? Where are you?
Gloria: What is happening?
Melman: Gloria, Are you okay?
Mayor: The king of New York City...
Marty: Alex!
Alex: No, no, no!
Mayor: ...Alex the Lion!
[Alex runs onto his cement rock, the crowd cheers outside his enclosure. Alex turns and looks at Marty, Gloria and Melman]
Mayor: Thank you, thank you all for coming to this special celebration. And now, the woman who made this all possible, who brought Alex the Lion and a couple of... 3? 3 other animals back to New York, and she's French. Ooh-la-lah. Please welcome Chantel DuBois!
[Walking onto the stage, DuBois smirks at Alex. His eyes widen. DuBois steps behind the podium, her Animal Control officers standing at attention behind her. The mayor presents DuBois with a oversized check for a million dollars. She rips the check in half, then drops it to the ground. Looking downward, DuBois opens a small briefcase, then pulls out a dart with a skull and crossbones on it]
Marty: Alex!
[Alex watches in horror as DuBois picks up the poison dart, drops it into her gun, then places the gun inside a giant foam hand. She taps the microphone]
DuBois: It was never about the money. It was about... [she holds up the foam hand] ...the lion.
[DuBois points the hand at Alex. Alex raises his arms. DuBois fires! As the dart sails toward Alex, Gia swings in and pulls him out of the way, and the dart hits a streetlamp]
Alex: Gia?
Gia: Circus stick together.
[Alex grins]

Marty: Da-da da-da-da-da-da-da, circus Da-da da-da-da-da-da-da, Afro Circus Afro, Circus Afro Polka dot, polka dot, polka dot, Afro!
Spectator: Look! A flying circus!
Dubois: No!
Skipper: Operation Afro-Circus Rescue... engage!
Private: Aye, aye, Skipper!
Skipper: Unleash the seal.
Stefano: I am a sea lion!
Skipper: Whatever. Two tons of fun. Dive, dive, dive!
Melman: Let's rock.
Gloria: You and me, baby!
Marty: Wow!
Vitaly: Suck in that gut!
Marty: I am impressed!
Skipper: Mission accomplished. Now let's get out of here!
Stefano: Wait! Wait for me!
Alex: Stefano!
Stefano: Don't leave without me!
[Dubois and growls, Grabs snake and runs]
Alex: Oh, no!
[Stefano screams and runs. Dubois chases after Stefano]
Gia: Go, Stefano! Climb! [Vitaly makes stairs for Stefano using blades]
Vitaly: Come on, my friend! [DuBois catches him and yanks him back down to the ground] Stefano!
Stefano: Help me!
Dubois: I will have your head!
Stefano: Oh, no! Help me!
Gia: Alex!
Alex: Marty! Shoot me a line.
Marty: You got it. Afro, don't fail me now!
Gia: What are you doing?
Alex: We are doing trapeze americano.
Gia: Let's do it!
Alex: Frankie, Jonesy! Be ready!
Jonesy: You got it, boss!
Alex: Go, go, go!
[Mort grabs the gun, laughing]
Alex: Gia! Take Stefano!
Gia: Alex!
Stefano: Aquatic cobras!

Dubois: If I am goin' down, your head is coming with me!
Alex: I don't think so! [whistles]
Jonesy: Oi, Let's go! [he and Frankie blast off]
Alex: You're going down, but not with my head! [the dogs pick Alex up and blast up before he lands in the penguin habitat]
Stefano: Jet pack, he pull up!
Alex: Your days of chasing animals are over, DuBois, because you just messed with the KING! [throws DuBois to his caged habitat and DuBois roars angrily over her defeat, as the spectators cheer.] This is where animals like you belong! Now sit! [DuBois gets shot in the head with a dart. She falls to her knees] Lie down. [DuBois lies down, revealing Maurice and Mort; Mort is holding the gun]
Mort: [laughs] Naughty me!
Alex: Roll over. [DuBois rolls over off the rock] Good DuBois. Now stay!

Gia: We did it!
[Gia and Alex smiles]
Stefano: Balloons to the children of the world! Trapeze Americano!
Vitaly: It is real.
Stefano: It's real!
Maurice: That's how you do it!
Stefano: So, you want to run away with the circus?
Alex: Live a life of adventure?
Gloria: Full of romance?
Melman: And danger!
Marty: Really living!
Stefano: What do you say?
Marty: [singing] Ra da da-da-da-da da circus! Da da da-da-da-da-da da Afro circus! Afro circus! Afro! Polka-dot, polka-dot, polka-dot Afro!
[Marty and Julien do their mash-up dance routine with "I Like To Move It" and "Afro Circus" while Gloria, Melman, Alex, and the circus animals celebrate their victory]
Alex: Hey, Skipper, what did you end up doing with the crazy lady anyway?


  • They have one shot to get back home.
  • To the greatest mom on Earth! (Mother's Day tagline)
  • [from trailer] 6 years ago, they disappeared without a trace. Next summer, they finally resurface.
  • [from trailer] From DreamWorks Animation, your favorite castaways become Europe's most wanted.
  • [from trailer] Next summer, getting home is going to be a circus.
  • [from trailer] The world goes mad summer 2012.
  • [from trailer] This summer, they'll do whatever it takes to get back home.

See also


Voice cast