The film follows on from the original story, in which four Central Park Zoo animals have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa, getting shipwrecked on the island of Madagascar.
Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen reunite to voice the third movie in the popular Dreamworks animations franchise, directed by Eric Darnell.
The 2008 release, Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa, was nominated in the 'Best Animated Film' category in the Broadcast Film Critics awards and was voted the 'Favourite Animated Film' at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009.
The film topped the US box office and grossed $17,555,027 on its opening day.
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is scheduled for release on October 19, 2012.