DreamWorks announced that the returning A-list cast of the studio’s popular Madagascar franchise will be joined by other top-notch talent for the third installment, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.
From DreamWorks Animation press release:
Glendale, CA – DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced that the returning A-list cast of the studio’s wildly popular Madagascar franchise – which has grossed over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office – will be joined by other top-notch talent for the third installment, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, which is scheduled to be released on June 8, 2012. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), Jessica Chastain (The Help, Tree of Life) and Martin Short (The Martin Short Show, Saturday Night Live) join the returning cast of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen as well as the previously announced Frances McDormand.
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe, where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.
About DreamWorks Animation SKG DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for three consecutive years. In 2011, DreamWorks Animation ranks #10 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 23 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
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