ok, this is not a scoop, neither is it an unexpected news … November 7th, the second of a series for the Madagascar movie (escape 2 africa) will be in theater … and it already begins to make a buzz on the internet.

Watching the trailer, Dreamworks took the same ingredients (yep, they couldn’t eliminate from the casting those cute lemurs), seems like the same song still prevails  (have you ever tried to google for “I like to move it”)

On the first cartoon, Madagascar (the island) was expecting a lot (more than the 500 000USD dreamworks dared to give the island, BTW what has happened to this m oney?) from this worldwide success. Tourism operators anticipated a good coverage of Madagascar… I personally think (a lot of debates has been floating around within Malagasy internet users about it) that this cartoon diminishes Madagascar’s image to the only lemurs … Madagascar operators tried to surf the wave of this first cartoon but I guess we did not get out the best of it.

So now, here we go again for another round.
There’s no time to waste. Well, we are now at the peak-season of tourism in Madagascar so I guess no one really care about strategizing on how to best take advantage of this second worldwide success (because at least, I anticipate people will talk about this cartoon: for good or for bad)…

Nonetheless, let’s try to anticipate what’s going to happen:

– internet will be flooded by the madagascar movie …Even now, try to do a search on the keyword “Madagascar”, you’ll already see signs of the invasion … Is it good or bad? hmmm …It really depends on how we see things. The first time I thought it was bad for Madagascar (the island), but now, I think we can better take advantage of it …Wait and see 🙂

– some purist will try to communicate that “madagascar is an island before it was a movie” … but do people really care? How many times I’ve been introduced to foreigners, and when I say I’m from Madagascar, most of the time the other person says “Waoow, I loved this movie” … What the heck can you reply to it? …

So what’s your view on this? Madagascar (the movie)… is there any good for Madagascar (the island) out there? If yes, how could Madagascar (the island) shine from it?