Madly Madagascar full movie review - Madagascar Valentine's Day special
First of all, let me make clear that I am talking about the 22-minute version here.
apparently, there is also a version out there with the same title that is a somewhat extended version and runs for over an hour, probably includes other Madagascar-related short films, but that is not the one I watched here. Writer and director David Soren made this little movie here 2 years ago and if you are into animation, you may also have come across his most famous work so far: "Turbo", which is a 2013 release as well. And he also made "Merry Madagascar" 4 years earlier, so it's really no new territory for him here. Sadly, experience does not pay off in this case. It's nice to see all the voice actors from the movies of the successful franchise on board for a short film too, but this one came short in terms of fun, but also in terms of emotion, which is quite a pity as they really had all the opportunities to make this a truly heartfelt movie. And there are some incongruences in terms of the plot as well. For example, Marty enjoys all the attention and being party king etc. and only one scene later he really seems all sick of it. Not credible. Thumbs down for this short film. If the next full feature will be as weak as this one here, they'd better not make it.