It's no Pixar movie, but Madagascar was pretty funny, especially for a lazy holiday weekend. (Thinking of how the animals in Up were hilarious but still very animalistic, I was struck by how the animals in Madagascar moved very much like people in motion capture suits (except maybe for the penguins).) It was also (mostly) unafraid to tackle a topic that's oft-glossed over in animated movies about talking animals: who's going to eat who. (SPOILER: the crisis is averted at the end when they feed the lion some fish. To which I say, what about Finding Nemo! Maybe the fish can talk, too!)

FuzzyCo grade: B+