Madagascar

DreamWorks

The pride just got a whole lot bigger.

DreamWorks and Paramount have revealed the lineup of all-star voice talent for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the sequel to 2005's hugely popular animated comedy adventure, which grossed north of $532 million in worldwide ticket sales.

Back for the second go-round are original stars Ben Stiller as Alex the lion, Chris Rock as Marty the zebra, David Schwimmer as Melman the giraffe, Jada Pinkett-Smith as Gloria the hippo, Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien of the lemurs, Cedric the Entertainer as Julien's advisor Maurice and Andy Richter as Mort the chimp.

The Central Park Zoo crew will be joined along the way by some new additions to the menagerie: Bernie Mac as Zuba, Alex's dad and head of the pride; View cohost Sherri Shepherd as Alex's mom; Alec Baldwin as Makunga, a challenger to Zuba (and presumably the heavy of the movie); and Black Eyed Peas' frontman will.i.am as Moto Moto, a watering-hole lothario.

The hip-hopster is also serving as cocomposer with Madagascar mainstay Hans Zimmer. Also back is the writing-directing tandem of Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath.

The follow-up picks up with Alex and pals still stranded on the distant shores of Madagascar. They hatch a plan to repair an old plane only to crash land in the vast plains of neighboring Africa, where they encounter members of their own species for the first time.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is slated to run wild in theaters Nov. 7.

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