Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus set out to return to New York after escaping to Africa. Dependent on the mechanical know-how of the notorious chimpanzees and penguins, their plan inevitably goes awry and they find themselves stranded in Monte Carlo, where they try to escape Europe from animal control by joining up with a traveling circus by chance. Led by the venerable Siberian tiger Vitaly, the animal-centered circus has seen better days. During the course of a tour through a series of European cities that ends in a fabulous big top in the heart of London, Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria help Vitaly, Gia the Jaguar, and Stefano the Sea Lion, rediscover their passion for show business and reinvent circus performance.
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted received positive reviews from critics and is the best reviewed film of the franchise. On Rotten Tomatoes, The film has a score of 79% based on 131 reviews with an average score of 6.74/10.