According to most producers and directors, it takes 3-5 years to come up with a well-furnished animated film.
The first step in the making process of an animated movie is writing a script. Concept is the key factor in this step. In the script, writers, producers and directors mix their original ideas with ideas inspired by a wide range of sources that include comic strips and children’s book. A script is then written once the writers, producers and directors settle on an idea. The second phase is passing the already made script to the storyboard artistes. Storyboard artistes imagine how the words in the script would translate into pictures and actions by making a series of sketches in the form of a comic book with an aim of not only telling the story but also bringing the story to life. The drawings are then digitally photographed and strung together to create a story reel (a flipbook that allows you to see how drawings flow together) upon the approval of the producers and directors of Madagascar concerning the series of sketches. The story reel is then combined with temporary sound, music and dialogue and the producers and directors work with this combination for about eighteen months.
The next step is planning the look of the Madagascar film, which is done by the department of visual development. The visual development department develops the overall artistic technique to each succession, tone, style and color. This stage also marks the designing of everything ranging from the key characters to the smallest of props by employing multiple paintings, blueprints, sculptures, drawings and models. The end product at this stage is the design of characters and a fantasy world to tell the story, courtesy of development artistes. The features of Madagascar film are produced in stereoscopic 3D.This new visual format offers an outstanding experience that is similar to the color advent and later, sound in the history of cinema. This advanced technology has