Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king.Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

This reveals how the animators use computer generated forms, animate them then simply place them in a scene with different skins. At the screening we just saw, people who loved the first Madagascar movie waited excitedly for the magic to begin... Interesting note: I liked the first one better, but my BF thinks this one has a better and deeper plot and pointed out in particular that while in the first one Gloria (the hippo) was the butt of many fat jokes, in this one she is celebrated just for being beautiful. We didn't see this on IMAX but I bet the IMAX version will be a treat.

See more » As with the comment ahead of mine: it's all about the penguins. Sascha Baron Cohen's King is again the hands-down favorite, I heard a ripple of joy murmur through the theater at everything he said and did, although my personal favorites (after the Penguins) are Maurice and Mort, the King's cohorts.

Hilarity ensues; the animals don't end up at the planned destination and find out that they don't necessarily belong in the wild either.

What I found unique about this movie is that for once, the actual nature of the animal is acknowledged. The kids loved it, I wasn't totally bored out of my mind, and the animation was pretty good, I thought.

The Dragon Warrior has to clash against the savage Tai Lung as China's fate hangs in the balance: However, the Dragon Warrior mantle is supposedly mistaken to be bestowed upon an obese panda who is a tyro in martial arts.

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple.See more » When Alex chooses to fight Teetsi the scene changes to Makunga making a comment to the lion on his left.Just as Makunga utters the words, "this ought to be good" the lion several rows in back and to the right of Makunga mouths the same words at the exact moment.BF was also teasing me mercilessly because (and I'm nearly ashamed to admit it) there's one scene that had me totally teared up! Can't spoil it - go see the movie and tell me after if you know what choked me up!The film did not hold the attention of some of the very small children at the screening we saw, because some portions of the film only involve adult storyline concerning the adult star characters (Alec Baldwin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and so forth) but when the little characters are on screen (the baby lion in particular is DARLING) the children present were absolutely captivated. It's not the greatest movie of all time, but it's very fun and children will want to watch it again and again.When Skipper asks the talking monkey if he can read, he says that he can't read but Phil can.