Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Plot hole: The newspaper headline showing young Alex being rescued from a crate is dated April 8, 1972. In the next scene, we see young Alex dancing in the Central Park Zoo, and watching him are Marty, Melman and Gloria as baby animals. This makes no sense at all. In the first film, Marty celebrates his tenth birthday. Key word: tenth. It is also known that the scenes of the main characters as adults take place in the present i.e. Alex confessing to breaking Marty's iPod. Seeing how the animals age quicker than humans, Marty, let alone his three friends, would have to have been born in the mid-1990s and the flashback scenes could not have taken place in 1972.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, it's revealed how Alex can tell Marty apart from all of the other Zebras - when Marty walks away from the "camera" it shows the huge bite mark on his backside that Alex gave him in the first movie. However, the bite mark is never seen in any other shots of Marty's backside throughout the film.

BocaDavie Premium member

Plot hole: In the first movie, Alex never had that mark on his paw, yet he is shown with this mark on his paw in Africa.

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Trivia: If you look at the birth mark on both Alex's and Zuba's right paws they are in the shape of Africa, including the island of Madagascar which is off the east coast of Africa.

Chris Skoglund Premium member

Trivia: In an homage to Twlight Zone episode with William Shatner watching the monster rip up the airplane wing, Ben Stiller as Alex the lion watched the monster/tarsier tear up the wing of the airplane too.

Tricia Webster Premium member

Trivia: Bernie Mac died before the film was released to the general public, the film was released posthumously in 2008 with a tribute message to Bernie in the end credits.

TheGlassEye

Alex: I wanna prove to my dad that I'm a *real* lion.
Marty: As opposed to what, a *chocolate* lion?

Private: In case of a loss of oxygen, please place your masks over your faces to hide your terrified expressions from the other passengers.

Gloria: What is this place?
Melman: San Diego. This time, I'm 40% sure.

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Question: During the credits, in the voices category, there are two actors listed for the voice of Baby Alex. Why were two actors needed?

Movie Guy

Chosen answer: There's two reasons. Firstly, infants are only allowed to work for short periods of time, hence why when you see babies onscreen that are heavily featured, invariably twins are used to alternate to not fall foul of the rules. Secondly, it may be that one of the voices didn't give the filmakers as much diverse dialogue as they needed so they brought in another actor to get the rest they needed.

GalahadFairlight

Question: What is the name of the song during the scene with Alex and his father, while they're dancing?

newtrekkilover

Chosen answer: I believe it's called "This is My Home", sung by Will.I.Am, who voiced Moto Moto.

swandell

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