Animated film Madagascar 3 is all set to make its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It is the only second film to be announced after festival opener Moonrise Kingdom, reported Variety magazine.
The studio DreamWorks has a long association with the film festival and has premiered past hits Shrek (2000), Shrek 2 (a 2004 competition title), Over the Hedge (2006) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).
The production company also held its international junket for Kung Fu Panda 2 in Cannes, though it was not in the festival.
Paramount is releasing the 3D Madagascar 3 in the US on June 8.The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 16 to May 27, 2012. The Italian film director Nanni Moretti has been announced as the President of the Jury.