When you think of Tom McGrath you instantly think of the Madagascar movies. So when Tom was in town to promote his new venture, The Boss Baby, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to find out whether, after five years of waiting, there was a Madagascar 4 in the works. We can jubilantly confirm there certainly is.
Madagascar first hit our screens back in 2005 with Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath at the helm. The cute, funny furry animals were voiced by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen. It became an instant hit grossing over $532 million, that’s more than a little loose change.
2012 saw the release of Madagascar: Europe’s Most Wanted, the last time we had the chance to see the crew altogether. The film saw Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman still struggling to get home to New York via Europe. With Bryan Cranston and Jessica Chastain joining the crew, Europe’s Most Wanted marked itself as the highest ranking film in the series with over $746 million from worldwide sales.
So considering the major success the series had seen we asked Tom, who has had various notable cameos in his animation offerings, if there were any plans for any further outings for the crew of Madagascar 4 on the horizon,
“I love the cast, I love those characters, they are like my children in a way” He went on to tell us with a cheeky smile “There are things in the works, nothing is announced yet, but I think they’ll show their faces once more…”
More Madagascar Movies?
Since 2014 this franchise has seen TV specials, TV series and even a spin-off film in 2014’s Penguin’s of Madagascar grow out of its success, we are hoping after McGrath’s little revelation the fourth adventure comes along sooner rather than later.