Stars of ‘Madagascar 3' Bask in Cannes Spotlight

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Only a couple of weeks ahead of their movie’s release date, the stars of DreamWorks Animation’s summer movie Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted stole the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The film, which is directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon, features the voices of Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, Jessica Chastain and David Schwimmer—all of whom showed up at the French Riviera to create more buzz for the project.

The third outing for the Bronx zoo animals finds them stuck in Europe and persuaded by a vicious French animal control official (voiced by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand. Along the way, they find the perfect cover, a traveling circus, where they meet a new set of European animals, including Stefano the Sea Lion (Martin Short), Gia the Jaguar (Chastain) and Vitaly the Lion (Bryan Cranston). You can read all about the making of the movie in the June issue of Animation Magazine.

(from left) David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

(from left) David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

(from left) David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

(from left) David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

(from left) David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

(from left) David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock and Ben Stiller of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Here is the latest trailer for the movie