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DreamWorks Announces 'Madagascar 2'

DreamWorks Animation today announced they will produce a sequel to the computer-animated comedy Madagascar, which has now passed the $500-million mark at the worldwide box office, making it the company’s most successful original movie ever.

Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith, who starred in the original Madagascar as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra and Gloria the Hippo, respectively, will be reprising their roles. Other previous cast members are expected to return as well.

In addition to the sequel, DreamWorks Animation will be giving the scene-stealing Madagascar Penguins the chance to take top billing in a direct-to-video release due out in 2009. The company has also produced its first mini-movie: a ten-minute film featuring the Penguins, which will play in theatres this fall alongside the studio’s main theatrical release: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which opens October 7 in theaters nationwide.

[Source: PR Newswire]

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