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* EdibleAmmunition: The Penguins equipped their plane with a machine gun that fires bananas. It doesn’t work very well since [=DuBois=] deflects or dodges the projectiles and the gun jams, [[CoveredInGunge splattering the monkey operating it in mashed banana]].

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* EdibleAmmunition: The Penguins equipped their plane with a machine gun that fires bananas. It doesn’t doesn't work very well since [=DuBois=] deflects or dodges the projectiles and the gun jams, [[CoveredInGunge splattering the monkey operating it in mashed banana]].



* ParryingBullets: [=DuBois=] uses her leash to deflect the banana gun's ammunition whenever she can't dodge them.



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:After being shot with a dart by Dubois outside of the Zoo, King Julian quietly and unknowingly to the Animal Control, wanders back to the circus to make amends with Sophia. The Penguins find the dart in his tail and realise that the Zoosters are in dire trouble.]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:After being shot with a dart by Dubois outside of the Zoo, King Julian quietly and unknowingly to the Animal Control, wanders back to the circus to make amends with Sophia. The Penguins find the dart in his tail and realise realize that the Zoosters are in dire trouble.]]


* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: At one point, as the group flees the casino, Kowalski winds up carrying Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman. All at once.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: At one point, as the group flees the casino, Kowalski somehow winds up carrying Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman. All at once.


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* EdibleAmmunition: The Penguins equipped their plane with a machine gun that fires bananas. It doesn’t work very well since [=DuBois=] deflects or dodges the projectiles and the gun jams, [[CoveredInGunge splattering the monkey operating it in mashed banana]].


* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Monaco is not part of France, so [=DuBois=] shouldn't have any jurisdiction there as a French Gendarme. Justified in that ''she doesn't care''.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Monaco is not part of France, so [=DuBois=] shouldn't have any jurisdiction there as a French Gendarme. Hell, neither are London and the US for that matter, but she keeps going anyway. Justified in that A) Monaco police calling for her specifically is what started all this, and B) ''she doesn't care''.



* BeyondTheImpossible: Vitaly's performance; jumping through a hoop that may be only a few centimetres wide, and on fire; it's literally described as being physically impossible. [[spoiler: In the climax, this is taken UpToEleven when he jumps through a keyhole, carrying Marty and manages to take off his afro wig and put it on Marty while jumping through it.]]

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* BeyondTheImpossible: Vitaly's performance; jumping through a hoop that may be only a few centimetres wide, and on fire; it's literally described as being physically impossible. [[spoiler: In the climax, this is taken UpToEleven when he jumps through a keyhole, then not only jumps back through the same keyhole in the other direction ''while carrying Marty and Marty'', he manages to take off his afro wig and put it on Marty while jumping through it.''during the jump''.]]



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: At one point as the group flees the casino, Kowalski winds up carrying Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman. All at once.
* ChaseScene: With the Zoosters (and Julien, Maurice, and Mort) fleeing from Capitaine [=DuBois=] in Monte Carlo (and eventually joined by the penguins and the chimps). And it is absolutely madcap and insane.

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: At one point point, as the group flees the casino, Kowalski winds up carrying Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman. All at once.
* ChaseScene: With The Penguins' tank of an SUV[[note]]with Marty, a ''zebra'', driving it for the Zoosters (and Julien, Maurice, and Mort) fleeing from Capitaine latter half of the chase[[/note]] versus [=DuBois=]' scooter, with the former having countless upgrades that make you wonder how a quartet of penguins could've done all that, while the latter just has an unnatural number of mirrors, but is driven by a woman that [[{{Determinator}} will not give up under any circumstances]]. And when the SUV finally bites it, followed shortly by the scooter as [=DuBois=] in Monte Carlo (and eventually joined by ditches it to clear a gap, the penguins and monkeys' Superplane gets involved, deploying an underbelly machine-gun that fires bananas, which is used to fend off [=DuBois=] just long enough for everyone to get on the chimps). And it is absolutely [[ChainOfPeople monkey-chain]], though she manages to follow along by snagging Melman with her catch-loop after the banana-gun jams, taking the final part of the chase into the air.[[note]]If none of this made any sense, trust us, it's exactly as madcap and insane.insane as it sounds, if not more.[[/note]]



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The penguins, thinking someone should tear down the Coliseum to build a bigger and better arena.
* CoolCar: The car the Penguins hijacked, which features three sets of secret gadgets labeled Omega-1, Omega-2, and Omega-3. Omega-3 is the only one that we see used, with it being an oil slick. Another button in the car activates a nuclear reactor, which is used after Omega-3 [[spoiler: fails to take out Dubois]].
* CoolAirship: The improvised "Afro Circus" near the end of the film basically takes "Travelling Circus" to it's logical conclusion by having an in-progress performance occur while ''fully suspended'' from Zaragoza's (normally decorative) hot-air balloons. With no single part of the rigging itself touching the ground.
** Heck, one of the kids at the zoo actually calls it a "flying circus".

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: The penguins, thinking someone should tear down the Roman Coliseum to build a bigger and better arena.
* CoolAirship: The improvised "Afro Circus" near the end of the film basically takes "Travelling Circus" to it's logical conclusion by having an in-progress performance occur while ''fully suspended'' from a pair of hot-air balloons.[[note]]The ''Afro Circus'' itself is suspended from one, while a portion of the complex trapeze array last seen during the London performance is suspended from the other.[[/note]] With no single part of the rigging itself touching the ground save for the tightrope line Stefano shot out, which was used to [[spoiler:allow Melman and Gloria to escape]] instead of as a mooring line, and erroneously disappeared after its purpose was served.
--> '''Random Kid:''' Look, a flying circus!
* CoolCar: The car the Penguins hijacked, which features three sets of secret gadgets labeled Omega-1, Omega-2, and Omega-3. Omega-3 is the only one that we see used, with it being an oil slick. slick that, appropriately, uses ''fish'' oil instead of generic black oil. Another button in the car activates reveals a nuclear reactor, which is while a switch on the reactor turns it on, with the resulting NitroBoost being used after Omega-3 [[spoiler: after the Omega-3 fails to take out Dubois]].
* CoolAirship: The improvised "Afro Circus" near the end of the film basically takes "Travelling Circus" to it's logical conclusion by having an in-progress performance occur while ''fully suspended'' from Zaragoza's (normally decorative) hot-air balloons. With no single part of the rigging itself touching the ground.
** Heck, one of the kids at the zoo actually calls it a "flying circus".
Dubois]].



* TheDeterminator: Capitaine [=DuBois=]. Between chasing animals miles out of her jurisdiction and ''nation'' and ramming through office walls and windows like they are paper while chasing the gang, you'll understand what one critic meant saying "she makes Cruella De Vil look like a quitter." Her determination is so strong that she can instantly heal her partners through the sheer inspirational force of her singing.

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* TheDeterminator: Capitaine [=DuBois=]. Between chasing animals miles out of her jurisdiction and ''nation'' and ramming through office walls and windows like they are paper while chasing the gang, you'll understand what one critic meant saying "she makes [[WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil Vil]] look like a quitter." Her determination is so strong that she can instantly heal her partners through the sheer inspirational force of her singing.



* {{Eagleland}}: The American promoter. He even owns a bald eagle as a pet!

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* {{Eagleland}}: The American promoter. promoter, full stop. He even owns a bald eagle as a pet!pet!
--> '''Skipper:''' ''(After seeing the promoter for the first time.)'' If that's not a red-blooded American promoter, I don't know what is.



** "Hyperdrive!"



* GunshipRescue: Downplayed, in that there are no actual guns barring ''Zaragoza'''s cannon (which is only used to throw out [=tightrope/trapeze=] lines), but the "Afro Circus" near the end of the film is used to [[spoiler: break the Zoosters out of the CPZ]].

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* GunshipRescue: Downplayed, in that there are no actual guns barring ''Zaragoza'''s cannon (which a pair of circus cannons (one of which is only used to throw out [=tightrope/trapeze=] lines), lines, while the other does nothing), but the "Afro Circus" near the end of the film is used to [[spoiler: break the Zoosters out of the CPZ]].



-->'''Alex''': (''in the Colosseum'') You know, my ancestors used to perform here.

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-->'''Alex''': (''in the Roman Colosseum'') You know, my ancestors used to perform here.



* HypocriticalHumor: When the Zoosters' lie is exposed and the circus animals disown them, the Penhuins pretend to have been lied to as well, with Skipper even saying, "I can't believe they lied to all us circus folks".

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* HypocriticalHumor: When the Zoosters' lie is exposed and the circus animals disown them, the Penhuins Penguins pretend to have been lied to as well, with Skipper even saying, "I can't believe they lied to all us circus folks".



-> '''Skipper:''' I never thought I'd say this on American soil; but the Russki is right.

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-> --> '''Skipper:''' I never thought I'd say this on American soil; but the Russki is Russki's right.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Done to [=DuBois=] when she's [[spoiler: shot with her own tranq dart, made to pose on Alex's rock [[CallBack just the way he used to do]], made to lie down and roll over, and eventually [[BookEnds shipped off to Madagascar]].]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Done to [=DuBois=] when she's [[spoiler: shot with her own tranq dart, made to pose on Alex's rock [[CallBack just the way he used to do]], made to sit, lie down down, and roll over, over (in that order), and is eventually [[BookEnds shipped off to Madagascar]].]]



* OminousLatinChanting: Russian, not Latin, but this accompanies Vitaly's more threatening moments.

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* OminousLatinChanting: Russian, not Latin, but this accompanies Vitaly's more threatening moments.moments, especially when he [[spoiler:reattempts the fateful hoop-jump that had previously ended his career]].



* ParasolParachute: [=DuBois=] does this during the finale.

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* ParasolParachute: [=DuBois=] does this during the finale.finale, using a food-cart umbrella as a hang-glider to cross the penguin/[[spoiler:aquatic cobra]] enclosure at the zoo.



** [[TrailersAlwaysLie In the actual film]], [=''Afro Circus/I Like To Move It''=] (which is the song's actual title) plays over the credits, while Skipper's line refers to a cheesy broadway number Alyx and Marty are doing on the Superplane near the beginning of the film.



-->'''[=DuBois=]:''' ''(to Alex more than to the Mayor)'' It was ''never'' about the money.

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-->'''[=DuBois=]:''' ''(to ''(To Alex more than to the Mayor)'' It was ''never'' never about the money.money. It was about, the ''lion''.



* VomitIndiscretionShot: When Julien and Mort burst from the cake early in the film, Mort says "My tummy is speaking to me". Cue a river of pink oozing from the tiny deranged critter's mouth.
-->'''Julien''': Uh, I wouldn't eat that side of the cake if I were you.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: When Julien and Mort burst from the cake early in the film, Mort says "My tummy is speaking to me". Cue a river of pink oozing from the tiny tiny, deranged critter's mouth.
-->'''Julien''': --> '''Julien''': Uh, I wouldn't eat that side of the cake if I were you.you.
--> ''(Gloria pitches the whole thing off-camera)''

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* ShotInTheAss: In the finale, [[spoiler:after [=DuBois=] ends up in Alex's cage at the zoo, Mort shoots her in the ass with a tranquilizer dart from her own gun, which he'd stolen shortly before.]]

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* GilliganCut: When getting ready to head to France to get the penguins and chimps, Marty claims that they are probably bored out of their minds. Cut to the penguins and chimps having the time of their lives trashing their hotel room.


* CoolCar: The car the Penguins hijacked, which features three sets of Omega-3 oil slicks and a nuclear reactor.

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* CoolCar: The car the Penguins hijacked, which features three sets of secret gadgets labeled Omega-1, Omega-2, and Omega-3. Omega-3 is the only one that we see used, with it being an oil slicks and slick. Another button in the car activates a nuclear reactor.reactor, which is used after Omega-3 [[spoiler: fails to take out Dubois]].


* FunWithForeignLanguages: Played with in Vitaly's case. At first it seems he is falling prone to the {{Malaproper}} aspect of the FunnyForeigner, since he makes the inadvertent puns "Wipe that Smirnoff your face and Popov!" with an absolutely straight face and no indication he knows he got the words wrong. This is subverted later though with his GettingCrapPastTheRadar (literally!)[=/=]UnusualEuphemism moment, since he most ''certainly'' knew what word he should have said instead of "bolshevik"...

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* FunWithForeignLanguages: Played with in Vitaly's case. At first it seems he is falling prone to the {{Malaproper}} aspect of the FunnyForeigner, since he makes the inadvertent puns "Wipe that Smirnoff your face and Popov!" with an absolutely straight face and no indication he knows he got the words wrong. This is subverted later though with his GettingCrapPastTheRadar (literally!)[=/=]UnusualEuphemism UnusualEuphemism moment, since he most ''certainly'' knew what word he should have said instead of "bolshevik"...


* FunnyAfro: Need we bring up [[MemeticMutation "Afro Circus"]]?


** In the second film, Skipper "married" a lifeless bobble-head doll named Lola, and the film ended with them going to Monte Carlo for a honeymoon. In this film, the penguins are introduced on a prolonged gambling spree, and Lola is not mentioned at all. Though given Melman's remark in the second film that the relationship won't last, her absence could just be part of the joke.

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** In the second film, Skipper "married" a lifeless bobble-head doll named Lola, and the film ended with them going to Monte Carlo for a honeymoon. In this film, the penguins are introduced on a prolonged gambling spree, and Lola is not mentioned at all.all (Skipper's line about Monte Carlo being their honeymoon was even changed to "gambling spree"). Though given Melman's remark in the second film that the relationship won't last, her absence could just be part of the joke.


* ArtifactTitle: This is the only movie in the trilogy to not have ''any'' scenes set on the titular island. [[spoiler: Although in the very last scene, Chantel DuBois and her lackeys are tied up in crates on a ship bound to Madagascar.]]

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* ArtifactTitle: This is the only movie in the trilogy to not have ''any'' scenes set on the titular island. [[spoiler: Although in the very last scene, Chantel DuBois [=DuBois=] and her lackeys are tied up in crates on a ship bound to Madagascar.]]


* ArtifactTitle: This is the only movie in the trilogy to not have ''any'' scenes set on the titular island. [[spoiler: Although in the very last scene, Chantel DuBois and her lackeys are tied up in crates on a ship bound to Madagascar.]]



** The film ends with [[spoiler:Chantel [=DuBois=] and her lackeys getting shipped in a crates. The execution of the scene directly mirrors how the Zoosters woke up in the crates in the first film]].

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** The film ends with [[spoiler:Chantel [=DuBois=] and her lackeys getting shipped in a crates. crates, and [[WhereItALLBegan guess where to?]] The execution of the scene directly mirrors how the Zoosters woke up in the crates in the first film]].

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** Zuba and Florrie are nowhere to be seen. While it was likely out of respect to the former's late voice actor, it is oddly glaring how Alex is so ready to leave Africa and head back to the zoo without even confronting his parents or even mentioning them.

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* HypocriticalHumor: When the Zoosters' lie is exposed and the circus animals disown them, the Penhuins pretend to have been lied to as well, with Skipper even saying, "I can't believe they lied to all us circus folks".

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* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: When Alex is questioned how exactly he plans on getting from somewhere in Africa to Monte Carlo, he simply states its barely a hop skip and a swim compared to the distances they've already travelled, and the next scene opens with the gang already in Monte Carlo having apparently actually swam the entire way there.


** The completely awesome rescue of the Zoosters by the circus animals during the finale makes use of everyone's abilities and acts -- from Stefano's cannon act shooting the line across the park, to Gloria and Melman's dancing, to Gia's trapeze act [[spoiler:pulling Alex out of the line of fire]], to Vitaly's hoop jump [[spoiler:getting Marty out of his cage through the keyhole]], to Julien and Sonya's bike act, all of it made possible by the penguins and the monkeys rebuilding a flying machine to carry the circus into battle. Even Mort gets to [[spoiler:tranq [=DuBois=]]]. Alex's {{Defictionalization}} of [[spoiler:Trapeze Americano]] also makes use of multiple characters: Marty, Gia, the dogs' rocket boots, [[spoiler:even Dubois as she accidentally frees the 'aquatic' cobras!]]

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** The completely awesome rescue of the Zoosters by the circus animals during the finale makes use of everyone's abilities and acts -- from Stefano's cannon act shooting the line across the park, to Gloria and Melman's dancing, to Gia's trapeze act [[spoiler:pulling Alex out of the line of fire]], to Vitaly's hoop jump [[spoiler:getting Marty out of his cage through the keyhole]], to Julien and Sonya's bike act, all of it made possible by the penguins and the monkeys rebuilding a flying machine to carry the circus into battle. Even Mort gets to [[spoiler:tranq [=DuBois=]]]. Alex's in-universe {{Defictionalization}} of [[spoiler:Trapeze Americano]] also makes use of multiple characters: Marty, Gia, the dogs' rocket boots, [[spoiler:even Dubois as she accidentally frees the 'aquatic' cobras!]]

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