Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Jessica Chastain as: Gia (voice)
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon, Tom McGrath
Screenplay by: Eric Darnell, Noah Baumbach
Selected Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bryan Cranston
Running Time: 93min
Release Date: May 18, 2012 (Cannes)
Wide Release: June 08, 2012 (US)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent – Madagascar style.

Production Notes

This was Jessica’s debut as voice acting. She was announced officially on January 16, 2012, alongside Bryan Cranston. Gia (the jaguar) was originally going to be Latina, but the filmmakers decided to have her be Italian instead. So Chastain and Martin Short worked with an Italian coach to ensure their accents sounded authentic.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted earned $216,391,482 in North America, and $530,529,792 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $746,921,274. Worldwide, it is the highest-grossing film in the series.