Madagascar: A Little Wild
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Genre
Based onMadagascar
by Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell
Developed byDana Starfield
Voices of
  • Tucker Chandler
  • Amir O'Neil
  • Shaylin Becton
  • Luke Lowe
ComposerFrederik Wiedmann
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes50 (+ 2 specials)
Production
Executive producerJohanna Stein
ProducerDana Starfield
Running time23 minutes
Production companiesMainframe Studios[1][2]
DreamWorks Animation Television
Distributor
Release
Original network
Picture formatHDTV 1080p
Original releaseSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07) –
June 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Chronology
Preceded byAll Hail King Julien

Madagascar: A Little Wild (also known as A Little Wild) is an American computer-animated streaming television series produced by DreamWorks Animation Television. The series, which is a prequel to the 2005 film, features Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe residing in a rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo as children. The series premiered on Hulu and Peacock on September 7, 2020.[3] It concluded with its eighth and final season on June 30, 2022.[citation needed]

Cast

See also: List of Madagascar (franchise) characters

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16September 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
SpecialOctober 21, 2020 (2020-10-21)
26December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
37May 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
46August 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
56November 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
SpecialNovember 26, 2021 (2021-11-26)
66January 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
76April 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
87June 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
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season
Title [4]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Bear Necessities"Erik KlingDana StarfieldSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
Set sometime after the flashback in the second movie a kid lost his favorite teddy bear, our gang goes on a wild adventure through New York City to return it to him – and in the process Marty learns that some things in life can’t be found in an instruction manual.
22"Melman at the Movies"Naz Ghodrati-AzadiRoxy SimonsSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
Melman finds a lucky flower and is convinced that today will be his Best Day Ever! But when a series of unlucky events threaten to ruin his day, he’s faced with the choice to drown in his sorrows or “take back the day”!
33"Everybody Loves a (Sea) Lion"Erik KlingLaura ZakSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
When the happy-go-lucky sea lions draw crowds away from his show, Alex decides that he needs to act like the Sea Lions. When Alex’s attempts to compete with them don’t bring back the crowds, he learns to be true to himself rather than try to be someone he’s not (i.e. fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and lions gotta roar… and do backflips on land).
44"Hippo Lake"Naz Ghodrati-Azadi & Robert BriggsRoxy SimonsSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
When Gloria sneaks into the NY Ballet to audition for “Swan Lake” and gets rejected (not for her dancing, but because she’s a hippo), Gloria’s belief in herself is tested. With some help from her friends, Gloria learns that she doesn’t need someone else to decide she’s a prima hipporina– she already is one, no matter what anyone thinks!
55"Best Fans Forever"Erik KlingBenjamin LapidesSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
The gang heads to “Best Fans Day” at NY’s Giraffe Stadium, where Alex gets caught up in the attention of rooting for the winning team. When his behavior ends up hurting Marty’s feelings, Alex comes to learn that the only team that matters is the one that’s made up of his friends.
66"Gloriasaurus"Craig GeorgeAdam Wilson & Melanie Wilson LaBracioSeptember 7, 2020 (2020-09-07)
The gang heads to the Museum of Dinosaurs to help Kate with a big presentation. But Gloria becomes so obsessed with her handheld video game that she misses out on what's right in front of her, and ends up creating a disaster of colossal size!

Halloween Special (2020)

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
"A Fang-Tastic Halloween"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsOctober 21, 2020 (2020-10-21)
After hearing spooky rumors about the new habitat resident — a bat! — Marty is determined to protect his friends from the newcomer. But when the bat helps him out of a tough situation, Marty learns it’s better to get to know someone rather than judge them on false stereotypes.

Season 2 (2020)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"A Tale Of Two Kitties"Robert BriggsDrew Champion & Jacob MoffatDecember 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Alex is mistaken for a Maine Coon and takes over its life in the penthouse; despite being very comfortable at first with his fancy-schmancy new life, Alex begins to miss his old life and learns that it's lonely at the top.
82"Fire Marshall Melman"Robert BriggsLaura ZakDecember 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
On Junior Marshals' Day at the fire station, Melman gets stuck in a fire truck on its way to a real emergency; with Alex's help, Melman must overcome his fear of heights to help save a stuck cat and learn that even heroes get scared sometimes.
93"Fancy Fifths"Craig GeorgeLindsay KernsDecember 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
When Marty accidentally steals a pair of slippers from a department store, he plans an elaborate heist to return them; in doing so, he learns that in the end, owning up to one's mistakes is easier than trying to cover them up.
104"Hedgehog Sitters Club"Craig GeorgeKristy GrantDecember 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
When a litter of hedgehogs is temporarily relocated to the habitat, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria become their babysitters; the mischievous hedgies quickly wreak total havoc in the habitat.
115"CupKate"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsDecember 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Everyone has something amazing planned for Kate's birthday, but Melman's worried that his homemade gift won't measure up; while on a quest to get Kate her favorite cupcakes, Melman learns the gift doesn't matter as long as it comes from the heart.
126"Pest Side Story"Craig GeorgeDave PolskyDecember 11, 2020 (2020-12-11)
Gloria becomes determined to earn her Queen of Kindness Kidizen badge and welcomes some free-spirited rats who need a place to stay into the habitat before learning that it's okay to say no.

Season 3 (2021)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"Alex and the Behemoth"Naz Ghodrati-Azadi & Robert BriggsSam BissonnetteMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
Alex heads to a Coney Island roller coaster and proves there are advantages to being small.
142"I Love Lucia"Craig GeorgeLaura ZakMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
Marty gets jealous when Lucia the sloth arrives but then must keep her from leaving the habitat.
153"Happy Snooze Year"Craig GeorgeRoxy SimonsMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
Melman misses his bedtime to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve with his friends and have fun.
164"A Tadpole Tale"Robert Briggs & Naz Ghodrati-AzadiMaria EscobedoMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
When a tadpole named Lala shows up in Gloria's tank, Gloria must learn to manage different friendships.
175"Groundhog Day"Craig GeorgeLaura ZakMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
Gloria tries to make spring come early so that she can get the missing tail for her mermaid doll, but learns to embrace other plans.
186"Whatever Floats Your Float"Robert Briggs & Naz Ghodrati-AzadiLaura ZakMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)

Marty tries to figure out which float their new friend Odee Eliot should ride in the Animal Pride Parade.

Note: This episode is based on Pride Month, and the special pride month song "Be Proud" was released on Apple Music and Spotify on May 28, 2021.
197"A Roar Is Born"Erik KlingDana Starfield & Johanna SteinMay 27, 2021 (2021-05-27)
Alex lands a role in a big Hollywood movie with his idol Harley Horns (Eric Stonestreet), but his idol is not who he seems.

Season 4 (2021)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
201"The First Lost Tooth"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
When Melman loses his first tooth, he goes into the city to find it so he can get his present from the tooth fairy.
212"The Lone Park Ranger"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
Ranger Hoof invites Marty on a Junior Ranger trot, and he’s determined to prove he has what it takes.
223"Year Of The Lion"Robert Briggs and Mike KunkelStacey Evans MorganAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
Alex tries to become a star of the lunar new year show as a dragon.
234"A Froglet Tale"Robert BriggsLindsay KernsAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
After growing legs, Lala is ready to go on a big adventure with her friends; Lala meets a shark named Oggie (Michael Leon Wooley) and tries to help him get out of a net.
245"Snow Day"Craig GeorgeLaura ZakAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
When a snowstorm blocks Kate from accessing the zoo, Melman tries to fill in for her.
256"Hermit Fab"Craig George, Co-Directed By: T.J SullivanLaura ZakAugust 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
Gloria meets Starlene (Alanis Morissette), a shy hermit crab with a big talent; Gloria tries to help her show off her amazing talent to the animals of NYC.

Season 5 (2021)

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Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
261"A Frog Tale"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
After Lana has feet and is now heading to a bigger pond, Gloria tries to find a new tankmate to play with.
272"A Little Too Wild"Erik KlingLaura ZakNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
Melman is very nervous about his first Sleepover with his friends at a campout in a vacant part of the zoo.
283"Journey to the Secret Playground"Mike KunkelRoxy SimonsNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
The group gets bored of their old toys, but then they discovered a map to a secret playground, and they tried to find it before time runs out.
294"The Losing Game"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
The gang does a basketball tournament to see who's the best, but Gloria keeps on cheating so that she could win.
305"Pizza Pigeon"Erik KlingLindsay KernsNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
Alex prepares for a performance he always wanted, but Ant'ney's pizza problem made him viral, and invited to do the show but not Alex.
316"Library Lockout"Craig GeorgeSam BissonnetteNovember 11, 2021 (2021-11-11)
When the gang asks Marty to read their new favorite mystery book to them, He doesn't want to because it would embarrass him badly.

Christmas Special (2021)

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
"Holiday Goose Chase"Chad Van De KeereLaura ZakNovember 26, 2021 (2021-11-26)
During the holiday time in the habitat, Melman is determined to add one more sticker to his yearly "Nice" list, but when he meets a gander who has been separated from his family, He and his gang embark on a wild goose chase around the city.

Season 6 (2022)

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Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
321"Lost and Pound"Craig George & Chad Van De KeeneDave PolskyJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
Marty finds an arctic wolf puppy and tries to locate its owner before it's too late.
332"Strictly Salsa"Mike KunkelLaura ZakJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
Gloria tries so hard to reunite a salsa loving parrot with her partner and learns a lesson in finding people.
343"King of the Humble"Mike KunkelRoxy SimonsJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
Alex thinks he's "King of the Jungle" by leading the gang to find Bartholomew the Bat but learns a lesson in helping his friends.
354"Ambulance Ambush"Erik KlingRoxy SimonsJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
On the night of a toy car race in the park, Melman discovers his toy ambulance has a popped tire.
365"'Gloria's Got 'Em All'"Craig George & Chad Van De KeereSam BissonetteJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
The gang gets some Critter Cards, NYC's latest craze, and Gloria wants to collect them all, but learns a lesson about finding toys when tries to find Melman's missing card.
376"What About Bill"Craig George & Chad Van De KeereLindsay KernsJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
Bill the Flamingo moves into the guest habitat and finds the gang seeing Alex in an audition for a show.

Season 7 (2022)

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Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
381"The Pigeon and The Egg"Mike KunkelLaura ZakApril 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
With the help of the Zoo Crew, Ant'ney wants to prove to his Ma that he's responsible enough to move to his own nest by taking care of an egg.
392"Race to the Rangers"Erik KlingRoxy SimmonsApril 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
Ranger Hoof invites Marty to Junior Ranger Horse training to see how well he does, but Marty likes to do it by book.
403"Fine Art Flop"Mike KunkelSam BissonetteApril 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
At a painting exhibition at the NYC Art Museum, Melman worries that his style isn't up to snuff, so he seeks help form a fancy rat named Andre Jean.
414"The Daily Glo"Mike KunkelRoxy SimmonsApril 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
Gloria's taking a new job as a minted journalist by creating a podcast, "The Daily Glo" so that she can get all the attention she needs.
425"The Secret of the Dumpling"Craig GeorgeLaura ZakApril 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
Alex decides to become a celebrity chef, but worries his food might not be the best.
436"A Lil Baa Country"Erik KlingSam BissonetteApril 4, 2022 (2022-04-04)
After hearing Melman sing an original country song, Ant'ney signs him up for a concert, but Melman's anxiety gets bigger, and he worries couldn't do it.

Season 8 (2022)

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Title [5]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date
441"Rats"Mike KunkelRoxy SimmonsJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
When Rocky asks Alex to direct his musical about his great grandma, Alex accepts it despite that he doesn't have any experience with them.
452"Ant'Ney's Got Talent"Erik KlingLaura ZakJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Ant'ney dreams of becoming a corner crooner on the ledge, but he must hide his true passion from his family with the help of his friends.
463"Beached"Erik KlingDave PolskyJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Gloria enters a surf festival at Jones Beach, and Marty spearheads a beach cleanup day to get another Junior Ranger badge.
474"Odd Frog Out"Mike KunkelSam BissonnetteJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Gloria spends a day at the Central Park Pond with her friend Lala and meets her frog friends from her hibernation.
485"A Bronx (Zoo) Tale"Craig GeorgeSam BissonnetteJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Melman and his friends don't seem to be the same, so he finds a herd that looks just like him, but then realizes that his old friends also have his back no matter what.
496"Marty's Big Break"Craig GeorgeRoxy SimmonsJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Marty decides to skip junior ranger training and become the first Zebra Ranger Horse to celebrate Earth Day but learns way more than what being a Ranger Horse is.
507"The Final Furtier"T.J SullivanLaura ZakJune 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)
Alex decides to go on an epic space adventure just like Thelma the Space Monkey (Mindy Sterling) so that he'll have a busy schedule like his friends and learns about the bond of friendship.

Production

The series was first announced for Hulu and Peacock on January 17, 2020.[6][7][8]

Broadcast

Outside of the United States, it aired on Family Jr. in Canada on January 9, 2021. The series aired on DreamWorks Channel Asia as part of the DW Jr. block in 2022. The series is available for Latin America, on HBO Max.

References

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