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Madagascar: A Little Wild

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Lively, movie-inspired series has lots of positive messages.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+


As a huge fan of the Madagascar Film Franchise, I was looking forward to watching this show, when it’s first been announced. After watching the first episode ever created called The Bear Necessities. I began my adventurous journey into the world of Madagascar A Little Wild (MALW.) It was pretty fun to watch, quite a bunch of funny bits and highlights added. I enjoyed my time with the Fab Four. (which are the main 4 of Madagascar, when they are younger.) Plot: Like all who land in New York, the young residents of the Central Park Zoo have big dreams and big plans in a celebration of being yourself and never giving up, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman sneak out from the zoo and into the city to achieve their goals with abandon, no matter the size. This show will give you no choice but to "Move It Move It." Do you know what is the best thing about this show? Just like Phineas and Ferb, there is a song in every episode. Everybody got singing voices that are talented. The most soulful one I heard comes from Shaylin B playing my favourite character, Gloria Good Stuff about MALW: MALW is surely one of my favourite musical animated series. The most awesome thing about this are the amazing songs. Some people on YouTube rant on MALW and called the songs a piece of trash. Imma Keep Trying, Just Dust It Off, MALW Theme Song, Shine. HOW ARE THERE TRASH????? The graphics are the best, The choreography of the songs are magnificent and each episode is way more exciting then the last. Is it safe to watch, you ask? Well it is safe to watch for kids, however there is this one episode called “Whatever Floats Your Float.” which is about LGBT and a Nonbinary Okapi is added into this episode. (I hate this episode, because Pride Month is prohibited in my religion.) But, for me when this episode played. I always skipped this episode or change to another channel. As this is considered illegal to watch in my personal point of view. There are some quick bander, some humors and sad moments added their too and easy situations to fix up. To conclude I give this show a 5/5 star rating. My call is to stream it, no matter how many people hated it.
age 18+

Terrible Wild Kratts rip off!

This is garbage, don't watch if you want to stay sane! Only watch it to see how bad it is. This show is basically like Wild Kratts but with the Madagascar animals. This show copied Wild Kratts and has too much product placement. Don’t watch this, it’s extremely terrible.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This colorful and lively series features younger and more innocent characters made popular by Dreamworks' Madagascar. Despite their youth, the original crew of animals feel familiar, even if they aren't voiced by the same actors. But the introduction of the cheeky signing monkeys, who control the exit points to the habitat, makes for a fun and interesting twist. And of course, much of the excitement comes from the gang's attempt move inconspicuously throughout the city, despite the fact that they're zoo animals on the loose in Manhattan.

Like its parent movies, Madagascar: A Little Wild focuses on friendship as well as adventure. There's also some quick banter and dry humor. But they replace the crude humor and innuendo present in the movies with consistent, positive messages about being yourself, not giving up, and being willing to pursue your dreams. The upbeat musical numbers are fun, too.

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