Check out some photos from NBC’s animated holiday special, MERRY MADAGASCAR, based on Dreamworks Animation’s feature films “Madagascar” and “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.”

Merry Madagascar is scheduled to broadcast on Tuesday, November 17 (8-8:30 p.m. ET) and repeat on Saturday, November 28 (8-8:30 p.m. ET)

Synopsis: DreamWorks Animation presents a brand new holiday adventure starring everyone’s favorite Central Park zoosters. “Merry Madagascar” begins when Santa (Carl Reiner) and his sleigh unexpectedly crash land on the island, giving the jolly gentleman a case of amnesia. So it falls to Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), and Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith) along with the ever-inventive Penguins to deliver the presents and save Christmas. And, it doesn’t hurt that Santa’s sleigh just might be able to make a little trip to New York City so they can finally return to their beloved home. But, during their appointed rounds, the four re-discover the magic of giving and that it’s ultimately more important than their own wish to return home. Throw in a long-lasting North Pole/South Pole rivalry between the Penguins and Santa’s Reindeer, magic flying dust and a King Julien-based holiday called (what else?) ‘Julianuary’ and “Merry Madagascar” serves up a comedic holiday story like no other!
“Merry Madagascar” also stars Cedric The Entertainer and Andy Richter. It is written by David Soren, Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath and executive produced by Mireille Soria, produced by Joe Aguilar and directed by David Soren.

(Photos: Courtesy of NBC)