The main bulk of the game sees you taking on the part of one of the main characters from the film, either Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo, Melman the giraffe. or the ever-resourceful penguins. Your quest is to help King Julien make a travel brochure, and he needs photos for the brochure, meaning you are charged with supplying the poses.
The game moves at a blistering pace with barely time to catch your breath between mini-games and platforming. Every element is simple and intuitive meaning a five-year-old could probably play it. It may take them a little longer than it did me to finish the game though as a long weekend could see the whole thing completed and back in its box.