Madagascar is a computer-animated franchise produced by DreamWorks Animation. Voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith are featured in the films. The overall plot through the series follows the adventures of four Central Park Zoo animals who have spent their lives in blissful captivity and are unexpectedly shipped back to Africa. Now they must struggle to survive while attempting to return to New York City with the help of a crafty cadre of penguins. The series has now grossed over $1.8 billion, making it the 19th highest-grossing franchise of all time, the third highest-grossing animated franchise (behind Shrek and Ice Age), and the second highest-grossing DreamWorks Animation's franchise, which also enjoyed steadily improving critical favor with the primary film series.