Coming Soon! reports that the original cast from Madagascar, including Ben Stiller as Alex the lion, Chris Rock as Marty the zebra, David Schwimmer as Melman the giraffe, Jada Pinkett Smith as Gloria the hippo, Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien the lemur king, Cedric The Entertainer as Maurice, Julien’s advisor and Andy Richter as Mort the chimp will reprise their roles in Escape 2 Africa. Joining the Central Park zoosters for their continuing adventures in Africa is an all new ensemble, including Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show) as Zuba, Alex’s dad and head of the pride, Sherri Shepherd (The View) as Alex’s Mom, Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) as Makunga, a challenger to Zuba and Will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) as Moto Moto, a watering hole lothario. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath (writer/directors of Madagascar) and produced by Mireille Soria (Madagascar) and Mark Swift (Bee Movie). Will.i.am serves as co-composer alongside Hans Zimmer; the team is expected to write several songs for the film as well as score it together.