Parenting The Best Movies (and Series) in the Madagascar Franchise, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the best movies in the Madagascar franchise.

There is no doubt that all these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Madagascar movies. Will it be the film that started it all starring the voices of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock from 2005. Maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted or Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will make it to the top of the list? Or will the Penguins of Madagascar movies beat out the other films in the franchise? Or will one of the series like All Hail King Julien take the number one spot?

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Madagascar movies are there? Look below to see all the Madagascar films listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Madagascar series. Vote up your favorites and vote down the Madagascar films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Madagascar Franchise, Ranked
Photo: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted/Paramount Pictures

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the Madagascar series, a sequel to Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and it is the first in the series to be released in 3D. The film is directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon. Its world premiere was at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2012. Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are still struggling to get home to New York. ...more on Wikipedia

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Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Madagascar Franchise, Ranked
Photo: Madagascar/DreamWorks Pictures
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Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar. The voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and David Schwimmer are featured. Other voices include Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter. Despite its mixed critical reception, it was a success at the box office. A sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, was released on November 7, 2008. The third film in the series, ...more on Wikipedia

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Madagascar Franchise, Ranked
Photo: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa/Paramount Pictures

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar continues the adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo. It stars the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter. Also providing voices are Bernie Mac, Alec Baldwin, Sherri Shepherd, Elisa Gabrielli, and will.i.am. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and was released on November 7, 2008. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Penguins of Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies (and Series) in the Madagascar Franchise, Ranked
Photo: The Penguins of Madagascar/Nickelodeon

The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The penguins Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private; the lemurs King Julien, Maurice, and Mort; and Mason and Phil the chimpanzees. Characters new to the series include Marlene the otter and a zookeeper named Alice. It is the first Nicktoon produced with DreamWorks Animation. The pilot episode, "Gone in a Flash", aired as part of "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" on November 29, 2008, and The Penguins of Madagascar became a regular series on March 28, 2009. The series premiere drew 6.1 million viewers, setting a ...more on Wikipedia

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