Third film in the popular CGI-animated children's series following the adventures of a number of New York zoo animals that are deemed unruly and released into the wild. Though their previous attempt to escape Madagascar and make it back to New York failed, Alex the Lion (voice of Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock) and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) remain determined to return to the Big Apple. When the trio find themselves in Monte Carlo on the run from European animal control, they decide that their best chance of making it home is to join a travelling circus as performing animals. Though the circus, led by a world-weary tiger, appears to be on a downward slide, the zest of Alex, Marty and Melman quickly helps to reinvigorate it. But will the circus finally help them make it back to New York?