Madagascar 4: Australian Circus (also known as Madagascar 4: The Final Chapter) is a 2022 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and the fourth and final installment in the Madagascar series. The film was directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. In the film's ensemble voice cast, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, and Martin Short reprise their roles as Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien, Maurice, Mort, Gia, Vitaly, and Stefano from the first three films. They are joined by new additions to the cast including KJ Apa, Wood Harris, Zendaya, Anthony Anderson, Abby Ryder Fortson, Bill Nye, Crispin Glover, and Luke Wilson. This was the first Madagascar film to be presented in the 2.39:1 aspect ratio.
|Madagascar 4: Australian Circus|
|Directed by||Eric Darnell|
|Produced by||Ramsey Ann Naito|
|Written by||James Ward Byrkit|
Jada Pinkett Smith
Sacha Baron Cohen
Cedric the Entertainer
Abby Ryder Fortson
|Music by||Hans Zimmer|
|Edited by||James Ryan|
|Production company||DreamWorks Animation|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date||April 15, 2022 (United States)|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Box office||$1.077 billion|
In this film, Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are enjoying their lives in Circus Zaragosa. Their circus life gets even bigger when a shy-but-friendly Gotland rabbit named Cloud joins the circus as they are cast to perform in Sydney, Australia. When everyone gets stranded in the Australian outback, they try to find a way to get to Sydney, with help from its resident animals.
Madagascar 4: Australian Circus was released in theaters on April 15, 2022, and grossed $1.077 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing Madagascar film and the second DreamWorks Animation film to earn $1 billion after 2021's The Lego Worlds Movie. It received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the animation, voice acting, humor, plot, and Hans Zimmer's musical score; it currently holds an 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.