The filmmakers who came up with a hypochondriac giraffe voiced by David Schwimmer and a kingly lemur voiced by Sacha Baren Cohen in the Madagscar movies paid attention not only to the hilarious menagerie on screen, but also to extra little creative details. In the original DreamWorks animated film Madagascar, followed by its sequels Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and the spinoff Penguins of Madagascar, the creators managed to sneak in a few almost-hidden details you probably missed.
Film fans with eagle eyes, however, noticed a few things you probably missed the first, second, or even third time around.
When The Penguins Take Over The Ship, Lines Of Computer Code Include A ’Hamlet’ Reference
From Redditor u/Neoxyd_:
Madagascar: When the [penguins] are taking control of the ship, you can see during [a] few frames the sentence "What a piece of work is Penguin," [a] reference to the original sentence from Hamlet, "What a piece of work is [a] man."Wild detail?
Marty The Zebra Says 'SH*T' (Well, Sort Of)
From Redditor u/ikarlcpfc:
In Madagascar, when Alex is chasing Marty on [the] island... Marty says "Sugar Honey Ice Tea," or "sh*t" for short.Wild detail?
Marty The Zebra’s Treadmill Has Buttons Labeled ‘Fight’ And ‘Flight’
From Redditor u/Joyoul:
Madagascar... Marty the zebra’s treadmill, called “Hoofmill,” [has] buttons labeled “FLIGHT” for acceleration/deceleration and “FIGHT” for stop. This reflects the instinctive flight-or-fight response of animals when their survival is threatened.Wild detail?
In 'Madagascar 2,' During The Speech About New Yorkers, The Woman's Shadow Looks Like The Statue Of LibertyPhoto: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa / Paramount Pictures
From Redditor u/CoolPapaya:
In Madagascar 2, when the old lady gives a speech about the strength of New Yorkers, her shadow looks like the Statue of Liberty.Wild detail?