GamingTrend writes: "For those uninformed, Madagascar is an island off the coast of Africa. Apparently, Dreamworks Entertainment decided to make a movie about this island. I'm not entirely sure why they thought that Madagascar would make a good subject for a children's film, but who am I to judge? It seemingly made a ton of money.
Apparently, this film was so successful that they made a sequel, due out shortly, entitled Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. I'm assuming by the title that they are referring to the coup d'etat that occurred during the lead-up to the December 3, 2006 presidential election, when retired army General Andrianafidisoa declared military rule. It seems like an interesting starting point, although a little esoteric. There's a lot of metaphor in the movie, as the major characters have seemingly been represented by anthropomorphic animals. I'm assuming current president Marc Ravalomanana is represented by Alex the Lion, or possibly his father Maurice. There's layers of meaning here that may take cinephiles years to decode."