After escaping to Africa from Madagascar, Alex the lion; Gloria the hippo; Melman the giraffe and Marty the zebra decide it's time to head back to New York once and for all. Unfortunately, they have to rely on the penguins - Skipper; Kowalski; Rico and Private - and the two chimpanzees, Mason and Phil and their combined mechanical knowledge, to get them back home. Nothing can go wrong this time, though, can it?
After ending up in the sea, the four friends surface in front of. Monte Carlo, Europe. Unlike Africa, they can't blend in with their surroundings; they stick out like a sore thumb. They end up being discovered by animal control, led by Captain Chantel DuBois, forcing the animals to run for their lives.
They soon find their perfect cover - a travelling circus, which is travelling around Europe by train. They convince the performing animals that they are part of their troupe when they find out they will be travelling to New York. Unfortunately, the animals that are part of the circus have lost their passion for show business and it is up to Alex, Melman, Marty and Gloria to reinvent their act.
Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Frances McDormand, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, Jessica Chastain, Paz Vega, John Di Maggio, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller
Directed by Eric Darnell; Conrad Vernon