In terms of bonus features, three different commentary/PIP tracks are offered during the movie – a commentary with the directors, a trivia track, and another picture-in-picture affair with the directors where you get to see some of what went into making the film. Deleted scenes, a standard featurette with actors and others discussing characters, and a music piece are also included (as is a circus afro wig). The real goodies though are a brief roundtable with the main cast members talking about the franchise and another behind the scenes piece which really takes you through all the things that are required of the directors (including witnessing a banana gun test, allegedly conducted so that folks could get an idea of how a banana would respond upon being fired from a gun). The former is actually a pretty good insight into how they see the franchise, and the latter a good look at the different facets of such a feature. A Blu-ray based game as well as a DVD and digital copies round out the set.
Even if you haven't seen any of the other Madagascar movies, you're not going to be disappointed by this one. The jokes are universal, the animation is great, and the story just keeps on flying… like a banana fired from a gun. It is loud, funny, and a wondrous sight to behold, just like every good circus.