Inside Madagascar 3: The DreamWorks Animation Presentation

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted recently debuted its latest trailer and days prior, Movie Fanatic was at the Directors Guild’s Hollywood offices for a DreamWorks Animation presentation about the film. Prior to showing off their dazzling looking Rise of the Guardians, Madagascar 3 directors Tom McGrath, Eric Darnell and Conrad Vernon gave us the inside scoop on their new flick. They immediately introduced a surprise guest who shared insight into her feelings about working with the franchise’s directors.

Cast of Madagascar 3

“I have to say this was the first time as an actress that I had to work with three directors at the same time and it was very easy,” Jada Pinkett Smith said. “It's been a blessing to work with such a great and talented group of people for this movie and I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed participating in making it.”

Then, we had the pleasure of witnessing 25 minutes of footage from the film -- including a new trailer (below) -- and it appears dazzling. The return of Chris Rock, Pinkett Smith, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Queen Latifah and Sacha Baron Cohen is a tightly told story of how our favorite lost zoo animals have to find their way through Europe in order to get back to New York City.

Filmmakers connect our gang with a traveling circus who also hope to land in Manhattan to put on their big top show. The new animals of the European circus allowed the creative team to add some stellar vocal talent. Joining the cast is Bryan Cranston, Jessica Chastain, Martin Short and Frances McDormand as a vicious French animal control worker.

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