Small Details From The ‘Madagascar’ Movies That Are Pretty Darn Wild
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.
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The Date On A Contract In ‘Madagascar 3’ Is The Same As The Release Date Of The Film
In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, the date of contract between the Circus and the American promoter is actually the release date of the movie, which is June 8, 2012.#DWA #DreamWorks #Madagascar3 #EasterEggs #HiddenDetails pic.twitter.com/x9FRhrqYTH— DreamWorksFacts (@DreamWorksFacts) June 23, 2019
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In ‘Madagascar 2,’ The New York Skyline Shows The Twin Towers, Indicating A Much Earlier Time Period Than The First FilmPhoto: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa / Paramount Pictures
From Redditor u/WhyWontItBlend:
In the first part of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the Twin Towers are visible over New York City. This is because this portion of the movie takes place several years before the OG Madagascar, which came out in 2005.
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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.
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French Animal Control Officers Are Shipped In Boxes Labeled Freedom Fries, Toast, Dressing, And DipPhoto: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted / Paramount Pictures
From Redditor u/StatusLoquat8:
In Madagascar 3, the French guards are shipped to Madagascar. The boxes are labeled Freedom Fries, Toast, Dressing and Dip. This is a reference to the [US] House of Representatives' decision in 2003 to rename french fries in their cafeteria "Freedom Fries" after France refused to support the [US conflict with] Iraq.
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In ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ A Penguin Gets ‘Lara’ Tattooed On His Chest, Referring To Producer Lara Breay
In #PenguinsofMadagascar, a captive penguin getting 'Lara' tattoed on his chest, is a nod to one of the producers of the movie, Lara Breay. #DWA #EasterEggs pic.twitter.com/qJjCcyd1Dt— DreamWorksFacts (@DreamWorksFacts) August 23, 2018
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In ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ The Sheep Thought To Be The Villain Is The Same Model As The Sheep From ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ FranchisePhoto: 20th Century Fox / Netflix
On Twitter, @DreamWorksFacts noted that "in Penguins of Madagascar, the sheep that was believed to be Dave the villain is actually from How to Train Your Dragon" (pictured above at left is the sheep from Penguins of Madagascar; at right is a sheep from the Dragons: Rescue Riders Netflix show, part of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise).