Madagascar: A Little Wild is an upcoming new series for the Madagascar franchise. It will center around the Zoosters as children and their adventures in the Central Park Zoo.
On 17th January, 2020, it was confirmed that the series will be released on streaming services Hulu and PeacockTV.
Madagascar: A Little Wild features the lovable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo. Capturing the iconic personalities of each of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wild showcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures. The series is executive produced by Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny).
On the 12th of June, 2014, Madagascar's fourth instalment, Madagascar 4, was scheduled to be released on the 18th of May 2018. However, in January 2015, Madagascar 4 was removed from the release schedule following corporate restructuring and DreamWorks Animation's new policy to release two films a year.
But later in April 2017, voice of Skipper and director Tom McGrath, said about the film: "There are things in the works, nothing is announced yet, but I think they'll show their faces once more..."
On July 12, 2018, DreamWorks filed a trademark application for the title "DREAMWORKS MADAGASCAR: A LITTLE WILD", before it was discovered by the community on the 20th of July. The application then went under review on the 16th of October that year, before the review was completed on the 22nd of January the following year.
On the 23rd of April 2019, the trademark status changed from 'PUBLICATION/ISSUE REVIEW COMPLETE', to 'NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE - ISSUED'. According to TradeMarkia, this only applies to intent-to-use applications. The application has passed both the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office)'s internal review and the opposition period. In other words, the application is ready to register and only requires an acceptable Statement of Use to be submitted.
On January 17, 2020, Hulu released a statement that Madagascar: A Little Wild was to be one of three new series as part of a deal with DreamWorks Animation. The synopsis was confirmed and a promo image was released.