The virtual role of the hippopotamsha Gloria was tried on by Will Smith’s spouse, actress and photographic model Jada Koren Pinkett-Smith. Well, her screen sweetheart, the melancholy giraffe Melman, was David Schwimmer, whom the whole world knows as Ross from the television series “Friends”. Nor was the “star” of previous cartoons forgotten, King of Lemurs Julian: he continued his journey through Europe with the main characters, still speaking in the voice of odious actor Sacha Baron Cohen.
Events in “Madagascar 3″ develop so that not only old, but numerous new heroes appear on the scene. Not surprisingly, the studio Dreamworks Pictures, before creating the cartoon, had a solid casting among famous actors and singers willing to join the team of “Madagascarans.” Among those lucky was 2012 Academy Award nominee, performer of the role of the villainess in the drama “The Servant,” Jessica Chastain. She was honored to voice female jaguar Giya, a circus actress who conquered Alex’s lion heart. Jiah’s colleague in the circus, the Ussurian tiger Vitali, was “played” in the voice by screenwriter, actor and director Bryan Crenston, the protagonist of the series “Breaking Bad”.
The Russian-language version of “Madagascar 3″ is also replete with well-known actors invited to voice the cartoon. For Russians, Alex speaks in the voice of Konstantin Khabensky, Marty speaks Oscar Kuchera, Gloria speaks Masha Malinovskaya, and Melman speaks Alexander Tsekalo. King Julian was voiced by famous dubbing artist Andrei Lövin: his voice is spoken by the characters of cartoons “WALL-I”, “Fly to the Moon”, “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Snatcher”, “Toy Story. Great Escape” and many others.