Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Madagascar The Movie
Looks like Dreamworks Picture's Summer offering for 2005 will be a lot of fun. Here's the official site for MADAGASCAR - The Movie, starring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer. Hopefully there'll be an Aye-Aye character winkling grubs out of trees with his "Twig Technology"...

Buy from Amazon.comAnd, as you might expect, there'll be a video-game based on the movie. Here's the announcement from GameSpot.
Activision has announced Madagascar for the PC, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and DS. Based on the forthcoming movie of the same name, Madagascar is an action title featuring animals that decide to escape the shackles of the Central Park Zoo in favor of the freedom of the African island of Madagascar.

In the game, gamers will get in touch with their animal instincts and control four characters from the film, each with its own unique characteristics and strengths. [...] Melman the giraffe's anxious personality is complemented by a helicopter spin and his coconut and lemur-launching neck fling.
Versions of the game will be available on most platforms, including PC CD-Rom, Microsoft's XBox, Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo GameCube.

The game will feature three mini-game bonus chapters, including a "Lemur Rave" where you can test out your rhythm skills to cool jungle beats, and Melmen's helicopter neck-fling ammo includes coconuts and lemurs!

Activision's Madagascar homepage is also now available. (Firefox users, just click "continue" - their browser detection code is rubbish)