Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) is now available to own! We actually never got the chance to see the movie while in theaters so we were excited to receive the new release.
The gang is back (with the original cast of voice talent as well) but now they’re ready to go home, to New York that is. Thanks to a merciless animal control officer, the four friends join a traveling circus touring across Europe and hoping the US will be their next destination. Helping the circus animals with their own issues helps the gang reevaluate what it really means to know where you belong.
The storyline is very superficial but fun for a light viewing. The animal control officer is just plain creepy and there are many awkward ‘fighting’ scenes with her. The circus sequence at the end, though completely unbelievable, is pretty stinkin’ cool.
While I did not like this movie as much as Madagascar 2, it gave a nice closing plot to the franchise. There’s also a very goofy song called “Afro Circus” that Chris Rock aka Marty performs. It makes no sense but is catchy and has the character don a rainbow afro wig. The best part? The movie comes with one for you!
Here’s more information on the combo disc release:
The MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack with UltraViolet™ includes not only the hit movie, but also loads of behind-the-scenes footage and interactive fun, PLUS a DreamWorks Animation first: a real rainbow wig that lets viewers get in on the act! MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED will also be available in a Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Pack with UltraViolet for the ultimate home viewing experience, as well as in a single-disc DVD.
Blu-ray bonus features:
- Get Them To The Train—It’s time to pack up the circus and get to the next gig! But before the gang can leave, Alex must find all of the members of the crew so no one is left behind.
- The Animators’ Corner—A blend of storyboards, commentary and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, animators and voice talent.
- Trivia Track—Pop up trivia that can be activated during the feature film.
- Big Top Cast—An inside look at the whole gang back for the third installment of Madagascar, plus the many new faces that have joined the show! Through interviews with the cast and filmmakers on all three films, explore the design evolution of the zoosters and learn the ins and outs of what has made them such entertaining characters.
- Deleted Scenes—Three deleted scenes with introductions from the directors.
- Mad Music Mash-Up—Polka Dot Move It video.
- Ringmasters—Follow the three directors through an entire work day for a complete inside look at the daily creation process on an animated film. See story pitches, dailies sessions, scratch dialogue recording and many other candid moments from a single day in production.
- Madagascar 3 Roundtable—Stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith discuss the Madagascar franchise and the newest installment.
- Filmmakers’ Commentary—With directors Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon.
DVD bonus features:
- Big Top Cast
- Deleted Scenes
- Mad Music Mash-Up
- Circus Acts (DVD-ROM)—Printables and more.
- Filmmakers’ Commentary