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Madagascar 4: Australian Outback
Directed by Eric Darnell
Conrad Vernon
Tom McGrath
Produced by Mireille Soria
Mark Swift
Screenplay by Dan Hageman
Kevin Hageman

Paul Fisher
Bob Logan
Story by Eric Darnell
Conrad Vernon
Tom McGrath
Starring Ben Stiller
Chris Rock
David Schwimmer
Jada Pinkett Smith
Sacha Baron Cohen
Cedric the Entertainer
Andy Richter
Jessica Chastain
Bryan Cranston
Martin Short
Wood Harris
Zendaya
Cate Blanchett
Crispin Glover
Anthony Anderson
Alan Tudyk
Music by Hans Zimmer
Edited by James Ryan
Production
company
DreamWorks Animation
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date May 30, 2025
(United States)
Running time 110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $125 million
Box office $1.078 billion


Madagascar 4: Australian Outback is a 2025 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. The sequel to 2012's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and the fourth and final installment in the Madagascar franchise, it was directed by Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon, 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 from the previous films. The returning cast is joined by Wood Harris, Zendaya, Cate Blanchett, Crispin Glover, Anthony Anderson, and Alan Tudyk, who voice the new characters introduced.

Madagascar 4: Australian Outback was released in theaters in the United States on May 30, 2025, for the franchise's 20th anniversary. It is the best-reviewed film in the franchise with a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, receiving largely positive reviews from critics, who praised its story, humor, animation, voice acting, and Hans Zimmer's musical score. The film was also a massive commercial success, grossing over $1.078 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing Madagascar film, the highest-grossing film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and Universal's highest-grossing animated film not to be produced by Illumination. At the 97th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Walt Disney Animation Studios' Kenya.

Cast

  • Ben Stiller as Alex
  • Chris Rock as Marty
  • David Schwimmer as Melman
  • Jada Pinkett Smith as Gloria
  • Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien
  • Cedric the Entertainer as Maurice
  • Andy Richter as Mort
  • Jessica Chastain as Gia
  • Bryan Cranston as Vitaly
  • Martin Short as Stefano
  • Wood Harris as Kenneth the Koala
  • Zendaya as Katie the Koala
  • Cate Blanchett as Quilt the Queen Kangaroo
  • Crispin Glover as Dart the Dingo
  • Anthony Anderson as Crawford the saltwater crocodile
  • Alan Tudyk as Ty-Quan Quail
  • Tom McGrath as Skipper
  • Chris Miller as Kowalski
  • Christopher Knights as Private
  • John DiMaggio as Rico
  • Conrad Vernon as Mason the chimpanzee
  • Frank Welker as Sonya
  • Paz Vega as the Andalusian Triplets
  • Vinnie Jones as Freddie the dog
  • Steve Jones as Jonesy the dog
  • Nick Fletcher as Frankie
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