Madagascar: A Little Wild
Madagascar: A Little Wild is an American computer-animated comedy streaming television series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television. It is the third TV series in the Madagascar franchise and the second prequel to the 2005 film. The series was released to Hulu and Peacock on September 7, 2020.
- This show is nothing but a rehash of the opening scene from Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa when the four main characters were little and were big after the beginning.
- Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria are no longer big like how they were in the first 3 movies.
- Very cheesy and poor writing.
- This show ignores the events of the movies.
- None of the cast from the films (such as Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, and David Schwimmer) came back for the series because Paramount stopped owning DreamWorks Animation in 2012, then 20th Century Fox in 2017, and now Universal is owning DreamWorks Animation since 2018.
- False advertising: This show is said to be a second prequel series to the 2005 film, when in reality, it's barely a spin-off!
- The only reason it was made was to capitalize on the success of the film series, which died out way before this show was even made. Including the fact that DreamWorks Animation hasn't even announced a fourth movie to the franchise because of Pacific Data Images getting the chopping block in 2015 with the last movie from them being The Penguins of Madagascar (the third film came out nine years ago and took four years to make) makes this show even so more pointless.
- A lot of characters from the movies aren't seen or even mentioned such as Julien, Maurice, Mort, Willie, Mason, Skipper, Private, Rico, and Kowalski.
- Speaking of Skipper, Private, Rico and Kowalski, they haven't made physical appearances in the series since they were little at the beginning of the franchise's spin-off movie "The Penguins of Madagascar" from 2014.
- Much like Total DramaRama, this is a pathetic attempt to keep the franchise going, as well as semi-revive the long-dead "spin-off babies" trope (maybe even to the point of becoming a cliché). Plus, it feels like an insult to the franchise.
- The episodes are unnecessary and a waste of time to watch.
- Two of the seasons are extremely rushed since they only last 6 episodes each season.
- Like all Madagascar films, The CGI is perfect.
- The four main characters themselves are still amazing and likeable characters like they were in the movies to this day.
- Great soundtrack.
- The designs on Alex, Gloria, Melman, and Marty are adorable.
- Some memorable moments here, there, and wherever.
- The voice acting is decent.
- The theme song is pretty good.
- It shares some good flashback segments.
- This is the first Hulu and Peacock TV original series from DreamWorks Animation Television, the second being The Mighty Ones, and the third being TrollsTopia.