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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Jamie Caliri created a very entertaining title sequence for Dreamworks’ Madagascar sequel that embodies his signature style.

Jamie Caliri is best known for his title sequence for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. His main on end credits of ‘Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa’ don’t have the same richness or narrative depth, but Caliri and his team at DUCK created a very entertaining credit sequence that marks Caliri’s 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 credits, albeit in a different form. All characters are reimagined as animated 3D papercraft characters set against hand-painted backgrounds featuring geometric motifs that are unmistakably African.

From DUCK’s press release: “‘I Like to Move It,’ one of four songs from the film’s soundtrack created by Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas, moves the action along while the characters shamelessly provide their modern dance interpretations.”