Schwimmer in 2011
Franchise title as seen in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
Schwimmer at the London premiere of Madagascar, 2005
Schwimmer in 2007 at the premiere for Run Fatboy Run, a movie that he directed

The voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith are featured in the films.

- Madagascar (franchise)

He was cast as the title character in the 2005 drama film Duane Hopwood, and voiced Melman the Giraffe in the computer-animated Madagascar film franchise, acted in the dark comedy Big Nothing (2006), and the thriller Nothing but the Truth (2008).

- David Schwimmer
Schwimmer in 2011

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

2008 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

2008 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Chris Rock at the Israeli premiere of the film, on November 22, 2008.

It is the second installment in the franchise, following Madagascar (2005).

It was directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, with a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, Darnell, and McGrath, and features Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Elisa Gabrielli, McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, and Conrad Vernon reprising their voice acting roles from the first film, joined by new cast members Bernie Mac, Alec Baldwin, Sherri Shepherd, and will.i.am, while John DiMaggio also joins the cast as the new voice of Rico.

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

2012 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

2012 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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The film is the third and final installment of the Madagascar film series, following Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and was the first film in the series to be released in 3D.

It was directed by Eric Darnell, Conrad Vernon, and Tom McGrath from a screenplay by Darnell and Noah Baumbach, and features Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and McGrath reprising their voice acting roles from the previous installments, alongside new cast members Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Martin Short, and Frances McDormand.

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Madagascar (2005 film)

2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures.

2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures.

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David Schwimmer at the film's British premiere in London

The film stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter.

It launched the Madagascar franchise which includes the sequels Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2009) and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2013); the spin-off film Penguins of Madagascar (2015); several short films, television series, and specials; and a number of video games, theme park attractions, and live stage shows.

List of Madagascar (franchise) characters

This is a list of characters from the DreamWorks Animation franchise of Madagascar films, and the TV shows.

In Madagascar, after Marty, Alex's best friend, leaves in an effort to take a train to the wild, Alex, Gloria the hippopotamus (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the giraffe (David Schwimmer) pursue him and are shot with tranquilizer darts by humans.