Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
designer: DUCK • comment
In 2004, Jamie Caliri directed the beautiful animated end credits for Lemony Snicket's - A Series of Unfortunate Events. One of the most impressive credit sequences of 2004, we wrote.
The end credits of Madagascar 2 are not as epic or as elaborate, nor do they share the same richness of texture and level of detail, but for motion studio DUCK, Caliri created a very entertaining title sequence that embodies his signature style.
The movie's main characters - Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, Melman the giraffe, along with some of the supporting cast; all reappear in the end credit sequence, albeit in a different form. They are redesigned as animated 3D paper models set against hand painted background images. The abstract geometric patterns have that distinctive African vibe.
Year of production
Art director/Puppet design & fabrication
Storyboard & Background art
Prop design/Fabrication & Background art
Yorico Murakami, Scott Kravitz, Jinna Kim, Hsinping Pan, Hsin-I Tseng, Blake Robertson, Evan James, Jan Chen
Executive Producer (titles)
Production Companies (film)
DreamWorks Animation, Pacific Data Images
Mireille Soria, Mark Swift
Interscope Records Song "I like to move it" by Reel 2 Real
Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath