Parents' Guide to

Madly Madagascar

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Love is in the air in this silly but cute Valentine's story.

Movie NR 2013 22 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Madness!

Not bad, but too short Madagascar short. At least it can keep the small ones entertained in few minutes. It is made for Valentines Day so there is lot of love in the air, and no Shakespeare in Love of course.
age 2+

Love it!

I don't care what others think, this is a great little shot film, hilarious! People are too nit picky, they notice every little tiny thing that they think isn't right for kids. Whatever, you go watch Dora

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

As Valentine's Day specials go, this is just the right mix of silly and sweet. One of the cutest subplots is Melman secretly planning to make his first Valentine's Day with girlfriend Gloria special (at one point he enlists a group of monkeys to practice Van Morrison's classic "Gloria" until they get agitated), whereas she thinks he's ignoring her. Then there's Marty, who turns into a zebra lothario after spraying himself with the perfume. The elephant makes a questionable tattoo decision, while the pretty okapi plays him "Freebird" on the harp.

With most of the stars on board to voice their characters, it's hard to go wrong, but the brevity of the special will leave some young fans feeling particularly unloved. At least the writers filled each of the 22 minutes with enough sight gags and jokes to keep kids and parents entertained and in the mood to say "I love you" to the people they heart most, not just those attracted to them because of something as superficial as Love Potion No. 9.

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