Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 3D


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h3Madagascar3EuropesMostWantedh3pstrongVoiceCaststrongBenStillerChrisRockJadaPinkettSmithDavidSchwimmerSachaBaronCohenCedrictheEntertainerAndyRichterbrstrongDirectorstrongEricDarnellbrstrongGenrestrongAdventureAnimationbrstrongRatedstrongGbrbrstrongSynopsisstrongAlexMartyGloriaandMelmanarestillfightingtogethometotheirbelovedBigApple.TheirjourneytakesthemthroughEuropewheretheyfindtheperfectcoveratravelingcircuswhichtheyreinventMadagascarstyle.brbrSeeanexclusiveAreYourCircusclipatarelnofollowhrefhttpyoutu.behDlxaf13bAMtargetblankYouTubeabrbrstrongMadagascar3EuropesMostWanted3DReleaseDatestrongSeptember13th2012brstrongWebsitestrongarelnofollowhrefhttpwww.madagascarmovie.com.autargetblankwww.madagascarmovie.com.auabrbrbrph3AbouttheProductionh3pTalkabouttakingthelongwayhome....brbrInthethirdinstallmentofthebilliondollarMadagascarfranchiseAlexBenStillerMartyChrisRockGloriaJadaPinkettSmithandMelmanDavidSchwimmeraredeterminedtomaketheirwaybacktoTheCentralParkZooinNewYorkCity.LeavingAfricabehindtheyvetakenadetourandsurfacedquiteliterallyinEuropeonahuntforthepenguinsandchimpswhohavemanagedtobreakthebankofaMonteCarlocasino.SoontheanimalsarediscoveredbydoggedFrenchanimalcontrolofficerCapitaineChantelDuBoisFrancesMcDormandwhodoesnotappreciatezooanimalsrunningwildinhercityandisthrilledbytheideaofhuntingherfirstlionTheZoostersfindtheperfectcoverinadownandouttravelingcircuswheretheyhatchaplantoreinventthecircusdiscoverafewnewtalentsandmakeithometoNewYorkalive.brbrForthefirsttimein3DtheZoostersofMadagascarareontherunhidingoutwiththecircusdoingdeathdefyingtricksandmakingnewfriends.brbrDreamWorksAnimationSKGPresentsMadagascar3EuropesMostWantedaPDIDreamWorksProductionfeaturingthevoicesofBenStillerChrisRockDavidSchwimmerJadaPinkettSmithSachaBaronCohenCedricTheEntertainerAndyRichterFrancesMcDormandJessicaChastainBryanCranstonandMartinShort.ThefilmisdirectedbyEricDarnellandTomMcGrathhelmersofthefranchisesthefirsttwoinstallmentswhichearnedmorethan1billionattheboxofficeandarejoinedthisgoroundbydirectorConradVernonShrek2Monstersvs.Aliens.ThescreenplayiswrittenbyEricDarnellandNoahBaumbachFantasticMr.FoxGreenberg.ItisproducedbyMireilleSoriaMadagascar2andMarkSwiftMadagascar2.ThemusicisbyHansZimmer.ThisfilmhasbeenratedPG.brbrbrstrongJUGGLINGRESPONSIBILITIESbrbrstrongTheglobalsuccessof2005sMadagascaranditslively2008sequelMadagascarEscape2Africaprovedthatwhilethefilmswerebroadcomedieswithplentyofactiontheywereaboveallwelltoldstorieswithuniversalthemesaudiencesrelatedto.Forthefilmmakersitwasneverenoughtojustgoforthelaughs.brbrAsdirectorwriterTomMcGrathsaysHavinganemotionalspinetoastoryisreallywhatcarriesyouthroughbecauseifyoujuststringalotofjokestogetherthereisntmuchtoclingto.DirectorwriterEricDarnellobservesAsanaudienceyouwanttobeabletoconnectwithandempathizewiththecharacterswantsandneeds.Tobeabletoplumbthosedepthsiscritical.brbrThefilmmakersdesiretotakethecharacterstonewplacesliterallyandfigurativelycontinuesinMadagascar3.IncorporatingRalphWaldoEmersonsinspirationalquoteLifeisajourneynotadestinationastheirmaximthefilmmakerschosetoexplorethemesofwhatitmeanstobehomehavingconfidenceandfindingonespassions.AsaresultAlexMartyMelmanandGloriahavefoundabettersenseofwhotheyarewhilegrapplingwiththewildsofMadagascarandAfrica.brbrAsDarnellputsitThatswhathasbeenthecoredesireofourguysfromthebeginningToidentifytheirplaceintheworld.brbrAndwhataworlditsturningouttobeforthem.TheirjourneytooktheZoostersfromNewYorktotheeponymousislandofMadagascarthentothewildsofAfrica.InthelatestinstallmenttheadventureunfoldsallacrossEuropewhichnaturallycallsforagranderscalevisuallyandinthestorytelling.brbrSaysdirectorConradVernonThescopeisalotbiggerinthisone.Weregoingtoalotofdifferentplacesandmeetingalotofnewcharacters.WereinRometheSwissAlpsLondonMonteCarloandNewYork.brbrWhatsmoreforthefirsttimeaMadagascarchapterisbeingfilmedin3D.SerendipitouslywhentheylookedbackattheearlierMadagascarfilmstofigureoutwhattheywouldhavetodifferentlythistimearoundthefilmmakingteamfoundthat3Disaprocesstheirfranchiseiswellsuitedfor.brbrSaysDarnellWerealizedstylisticallywewerealreadymaking3Dmovies.Becauseofthefilmscomedictonewewereoftendoingthingsthatputstuffoutinfrontofthecamera.Oncewerecognizedthatourcinematographyandourcomedyreallylentthemselvesbeautifullytothe3Dworldwereallydidnthavetochangemuchofwhatweweredoing.Buttakingouranimalsintoacircusautomaticallygivesusthesewonderfulopportunitiesweremovingnotjustacrossthesurfaceoftheearthweremovingupintheairflippingrollingandflyingtoworkin3Dofcourse.brbrAddsMcGrath3Djustgivesyousomanymoretoolstoworkwith.Itsimmersive.Youcanunderscoreanemotionalsceneasmuchasyoucantheaction.brbrJustassatisfyingwastheabilityforDarnellMcGrathandVernonalllongtimefriendsandDreamWorksAnimationveteranstoworktogetherinthesamecapacity.ThoughDarnellandMcGrathhelmedthefirsttwofilmsVernonhadservedasacreativeconsultantandvoicedMasonthechimpevenashewashelmingShrek2andlaterMonstersvs.Aliens.Threedirectorsisdefinitelynotatraditionalroutebutonthisfilmitwasarealdreamofthefilmmakerstoworktogetherandshareinthecreativeprocess.brbrDarnellsaysWithusthesumisgreaterthantheparts.BecausewereallenmeshedinthisfranchiseandthetoneofthefilmitactuallyhelpshavingthreedirectorsworkingasateambecauseIcangotoNewYorkandberecordingBenStillerTomcanbeworkingwiththeproductiondesignersandthelightingdepartmentandConradcanbedirectinganimatorswork.Thenwecanallcomebacktogetherandknowthatweveallbeenpushingthestoryandthefilminthesamedirectionbecausewearecreativelyjoinedatthehip.brbrAddsMcGrathTheresagreatruleofimprovgroupswhichisneverchangethesubjectinimprovyoualwayssayyesand.Whenoneofusgetsanideaforsomethingitsgreattocollaborateandcontributeandbuildontheseideas.Thatsthegroupdynamic.Attheendofthedaywedohaveacombinedvisionforthefilm.brbrThatsingularvisionmeanttellingastorythathadheartaswellashumorofanimalsthatcometogethertobecomegreaterthantheyeverthoughttheycouldbe.brbrbrstrongWHODOESNTLOVETHECIRCUSbrbrstrongThankstotheingenuityofthechimpsandtheiropposablethumbsattheendofMadagascar2theoftdamagedAirPenguinwasbackinflyingconditionhurtlingtheprimatesandpenguinstowardtheMonteCarloCasinowheretheyplantospendagamblingholiday.AsMadagascar3beginsitturnsouttheyvebeenhavingalittletoomuchfun.TiredofwaitingfortheirreturntheZoostersleaveAfricaandemergesecretagentstylefromtheMediterraneanSeaforPhaseOneofOperationPenguinExtraction.TheplanissimpleMakeabeelineforthecasinograbthepenguinsandasAlexputsitgetthemtotakeusbacktoNewYorkintheMonkeyPoweredSuperPlane.Butitsnotaseasyasitsounds.brbrOnceinsidethecasinoAlexMelmanMartyandGloriamakeasceneandbeforeyouknowithavebecomefugitivesontherunfromacrazedanimalcontrolofficer.brbrArguablythemostfascinatingnewcharacterinthefilmisthesteelyeyedanimalisticbaddieCapitaineChantelDuBois.CalledintocapturetheZoostersaftertheycrashedthepartyattheMonteCarloCasinoDuBoisisnoordinaryanimalcontrolagent.PartbloodhoundandpartCruellaDeVilwithalittleEdithPiafthrowninforgoodmeasureherintentisntmerelytocapturetheZoosters.ShehasplanstoannihilatethemandwhenshesdonesheintendstohangAlexsheadonhercrowdedanimaltrophywall.brbrMcGrathsaysDuBoisisthestrongestvillainourcharactershavecomeupagainst.Inthefirsttwofilmsthevillainsdidntdrivetheactionofthestorysotoaddthatpressureonthecharactersandtohavethatconflictmakesthestorysomuchbetter.brbrSaysdirectorConradVernonShehasinnateanimaltrackingabilitiesShehasareallykeensenseofsmellshesverylimber.Shesabletowalkandsnifflikeadogshecanjumplikeagazelle.Shedefinitelyhastalentsthatareveryanimalistic.Needlesstosayshesreallygoodatbeingananimaltracker.Nottomentionvirtuallyindestructible.CrashingthroughbuildingsandmakinginhumanleapsasshechasesherpreythroughoutEuropeshesrelentlessinherpursuit.brbrHecontinuesShewantsarealchallenge.Oncesherealizestheresalionontheloosethisisthemomentshehasbeenwaitingfor.Shewantstoprovetoherselfthatshesmorethanjustsomeonewhohuntssmallgamethatshecanhuntalionandplaywiththebigboyssotospeak.Shetrulyenjoysbeingonthehuntandisgoingtostayatituntilshegetshim.brbrToportraysuchacharacterthefilmmakersknewtheyneededtofindanactresswhocouldplayruthlessandresolute.TheyfoundherinAcademyAwardwinningactressFrancesMcDormand.brbrPerVernonFrancesisbrilliantatcomingupwithcharacterizationsfromwhatsheseesonthepage.Foreverylinethatsread50ideasspringintoherheadaboutwhatthischaracterisallabouthowshetalkswalksandthinks.Shedefinitelygotintotheframeofmind.Youcouldseeitonherfacewhenshewasacting.Therewerealwaystheunderpinningsofahunteronthetrailwhenevershesaidanything.Sheneverletthatleaveherhead.brbrForMcDormandplayingthepartwasakick.DuBoisissuchafunjuicycharacterandthereweresomanydirectionsIwantedtotakeher.UltimatelyIsawherasaslightlyderangedbutnonethelessselfassuredanddeterminedassassin.Failureisneveranoptionforher.brbrIlovedoinganimationsheadds.Itgivesmethechancetoexercisedifferentactingmusclesthanthoseusedinaliveactionfilm.brbrbrstrongUNDERTHEBIGTOPbrbrstrongAfterafreneticchasethroughthestreetsofMonteCarlotheZoostersandtherestofthegangnarrowlyescapeDuBois.TheironegoalistofindaplacetohidequickorAlexwillbecomeawallornament.Withmeresecondstosparetheystumbleuponatravelingcircustrain.CouldtherepossiblybeabetterplacetohideandmoveundetectedthroughEuropebrbrJustasAlexisthedefactoleaderoftheZoostersVitalythetigeristhetopcatintheCircusZaragosa.UnlikeAlexhoweverVitalyisbitterirritableanddepressedhalfthetigerheusedtobeafteranaccidentduringoneofhisbreathtakingsignatureperformances.brbrBryanCranstonexplainshowheapproachedportrayingthetigerthatlosthisroarVitalysnotabadguy.Infacthesgotagreatheart.Hesjusthadaroughtimeofitlately.Itwasimportantformetocaptureandconveybothhisaggressionandhishumanityifyouwill.Workingwiththethreedirectorswasgreatfunbecauseeventhoughwestartedwiththescripttheygavemethefreedomtogooffscripttothrowoutacoupleofdifferentversionsofthesceneandtheydidthatwithalltheactors.Theymadeusfeelthatwecoulddonowrong.brbrAlsoonboardthetrainaretwootherscircusstarsStefanoanItaliansealionandGiaanexoticItalianJaguar.ThekindheartedStefanowantstohelptheZoostersrightaway.brbrActorMartinShortportraysthesealionWhatIloveaboutStefanoisthathesacompassionateandlovelyfellowveryBerniniesque.Hespeakswithapassion.WhenyoureplayingacharacterletaloneananimatedonewithawiderangeofemotionssuchasStefanohastheresalotofimprovisingandformethatsalwaysfun.Ididworkwithadialoguecoachthough.Iwantedtogettheaccentjustright.brbrGiaabitwaryoftheZoostersatfirstiswonoverwhenAlexandthegangconvincethemthattheytooarecircus.brbrAcademyAwardnominatedactressJessicaChastainbringsGiatolifeIlikedplayingGiabecauseshehasaverybigheartbutatthesametimeshesalsofiercelyprotectiveofhercircusfamily.brbrSheaddsWorkinginanimationhasbeenacompletelynewexperienceforme.TheressomethingsofreeingaboutbeinginfrontofamicrophoneandthinkingImplayinganItalianjaguar.WhereinmylifewouldIevertransformenoughtoplayanItalianjaguarbrbrAsthetrainpullsoutofthestationmakingitswaytoRometheZoostersjumponboardandlearnthatthecircusisultimatelyheadedtoNewYorktheirdreamcometrueprovidedtheperformerscanimpressanAmericanpromoterinLondon.ButitdoesnttakelongforAlexMartyMelmanandGloriatodiscoverthattheCircusZaragosaneedslotsofhelp.brbrbrstrongREINVENTINGTHECIRCUSZOOSTERSTYLEbrbrstrongWhatdoyoudowhenthestarofyourshowsuddenlylosesconfidenceinhisabilitiesYoustartlosingyours.AtleastthatswhathappenedtotheperformersofCircusZaragozaafterVitalysbraverytookabackseat.AdisastrousperformanceinRomeconvincesAlexthatthecircustroupeisneedofaninterventionandreinventioniftheyaretohaveanyrealchanceofgettingbackhometoNewYork.brbrAndreinventittheydo.ThoughthefilmmakersfoundenjoymentincreatingscenariosthathadtheZoostersinteractingwiththehumanworldDarnellsaysTheresplentyofhumorintheideaofanallanimalcircuswhichiswhatAlexhasinmind.brbrBenStillerputsitthiswayThecircusanimalsstoppedtakingrisks.Alexhasthisbrainstormthatthewaytoreinventtheshowtodifferentiateitfromallothersistoreignitetheperformerszealwhichtheyvelost.HetellsthemWedontneedhumansbecausewevegotpassionthenheuseshisimaginationandexperiencetopullitoff.brbrThefilmmakerspulledoutallthestopswhentheycreatedthemoviesnewandimprovedGoodCircussequenceinwhichalltheanimalshardworkblossomsinfrontofanappreciativeLondonaudienceshowingoffthefilmmakerscreativityandthepowerof3Dtospectaculareffect.Theywerentboundbyanyconventionsofwhatacircusshouldlooklike.Infacttheyintentionallycreatedtheimpossible.brbrConradVernonrecallsthatAsresearchwewenttoseeCirqueduSoleilsIriswhichwasamazing.WetookpiecesofourcircusthatwereallylikeandaskedourselveshowdoweupdatethisHowdowedosomethingcircuseshaveneverdonewhileusinganimationinauniquewayThatwastoughbecauseCirqueduSoleilcandosomuch.YouknowIsawagirllayingdownonherchestrunningaroundherownheadstuffthatsacartoonbasically.Wehadtosayokayweneedtooneupthem.Thatswhenwecameupwiththeideaofbeingalittlemoreabstractwitheverythinghavingcrossdissolvesandslowmotionandfadesanddoingthingsthatareliterallyimpossibletodorightinfrontofyoureyes.brbrSettosingerKatyPerrysjubilantFireworkstheconceptualsceneshowcasesthecircusanimalsandZoostersinkaleidoscopefashionspinningleapingandflyingthroughtheairwithjoyfulabandon.brbrEricDarnellsaysThewonderfulthingaboutthecircusisyourenotgrounded.Youvegotawholethreedimensionalspacetomovein.Inthecomputeryoudonthavetobringinacraneoradollyorahelicopter.Youcanjustmovethatcamerawhereveryouneedtoinordertogettheshotyouneedsothecircusbecamethiswonderfulcanvastocreatethiseyepopping3D.Itfitsinwiththatwholeconceit.brbrVernoncontinuesEricTomandIsatdownwithproductiondesignerKendalCronkhiteandartdirectorShannonJeffriestotalkconceptsthatwereallylikedsuchaswhatifGloriaandMelmanareonatightropeMaybetheyreonamusicalstaff.Thatswhywehavefivestringsinthesceneandmaybetheyredancingupanddownthosefivestringslikestaircases.Kendaltooktheconceptswetalkedaboutbacktotheteampitchedthemoutandtheirvisualbrainsjusttookemandranwithem.Theycamebackwithsomeartandweaddedmoreideastothat.Itwaslessaboutaspecificdesignrulebookthatweplayedbyandmoreabouthowwecouldconceptuallycomeupwithsomethingthatwouldbevisuallystunning.Afterthatweletthepeoplewhocameupwiththedesignputitintheworldforus.Andthatswhattheydid.brbrbrstrongOLDFRIENDSNEWTRICKSbrbrstrongAfterthreefilmsandthreecontinentstheMadagascarZoostersstillfindawaytohavethemostfunandgoonthewildestadventuresimaginable.BeingchasedacrossEuropeandhidinginthecircuspresentsafreshnewwaytoseecharactersaudiencesalreadylove.Thevoicetalentishappytosharetheirownexcitementforthereturnoftheiranimalcounterparts.brbrNotsurprisinglyChrisRockenjoysthehumoroftheseriesAudiencesrespondtothecomedy.Theyrereallyintothecamaraderieofthecharactersandtheylovenewcharactersthatareintroduced.IrememberinthelastonemykidslovedWill.i.AmscharacterahipponamedMotoMoto.Madagascarhasnotletyoudown.Itsabrandyoucancounton.ItslikeMcDonaldslikeyouknowYougotaFishFiletyouknowFishFiletisgoingtobeprettydecent.AndtheFishFiletyougetinBrooklynisthesameFishFiletyouregoingtogetinKentucky.Youcancountonit.AndthatsMadagascar.ItslikeaFishFilet.Number12inmostcities.brbrJadaPinkettSmithsaysThethingthatIloveaboutalltheMadagascarmoviesisthattheyrefunbuttheyalsohavealotofheart.Theyalwaysdealwithreallysimplecentralissuesrelationshipsandhowonerelatestooneselfandtotheworldwhichisrelatableacrosstheboardwhetheryoureanadultorachild.brbrBenStilleragreesPeoplelikethefriendshipsandtherelationshipsthatthecharactershaveandthattheyarealwaysthereforeachother.Theresaninnocenceaboutthesecharacterswheretheygothroughlifewithoutquiteknowinghowtodealwiththerealworld.Theyreintheprocessoflearningandtheyaredoingittogether.Thatsabigpartofit.AndofcoursetheanimationisgreatithasthatsortofretroTexAveryvibe.Itjustfeelsverydistinctive.brbrConradVernonbelievesthatitstheZoostersresourcefulnessthatisappealingTheyvealwaysbeenadeptatgettingoutofstickysituationstogreatcomiceffectbutnevermoresothaninthisfilmwheretheirlivesareindangerandtheyreforcedtohidewiththecircus.Whattakesittoawholedifferentlevelishowtheymakethebestoftheirsituationnotonlymakingnewfriendsanddiscoveringnewtalentsbutultimatelyusingtheircircumstancestogetthemhome.ThatsresourcefulnessifIeversawit.Theylearnsomethingsaboutthemselvestoothatitsnotnecessarilyaplacethatmakeslifeworthlivingbutratheritsthepeopleintheirlivesthatmakeitworthliving.brbrbrReviewbrbrIlovedMadagascar3Bringingfuncolourandlifebackintosomeextraordinarycharactersthisisdefinitelyafilmfortheyoungandyoungatheart.brbrOutofdesperationtoescapeConradVernonAlexMelmanMartyGloriaandtheirentouragejoinacircustrainbutsoondiscovertheyareinovertheirheads.EurCircushaslostitswayandwiththehelpofAlexareinspiredtocreateacircuslikenothingeverseenbefore.Ashowstopperthatbringsforththeimaginationwithinusallanythingbecomespossibleandbelievable.brbrAlexfinallygetshiswishtocomehomebutdiscoversthatlifesadventureiswhathecraves.ConradVernonhoweverwillnotgiveuponherprizesoeasilyanditsuptothenew3DCircustodotheperformanceoftheirlives.brbrPreparetobeamazed....DadadadadadadadaAfroCircusbrbr4.5starsbrMichelleWarmuzbrbrbrp


 



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