On Tueday(today), November 17th at 8 PM ET on NBC, comedian Chris Rock will be featured in an animated holiday special called “Merry Madagascar”. Rock recently held a press conference to talk about his new television special and how his daughters Lola,7, and Zahara,5, feel about the Madagascar films.
On how his kids feel about the Madagascar series:
“Oh the youngest one was probably too young but the oldest one loved it. And they loved number two and they’re looking forward to this one. I haven’t let them watch it even though I got a little advanced screening tape. So they’ll watch it on TV like everybody else.”
On whether or not his kids influenced him to do Madagascar the movie:
“It’s weird, I started the first Madagascar, me and Ben, start the first Madagascar with no kids. You know, we didn’t have kids when the movie started. And I don’t even think we were even thinking about kids to tell you the truth the couple times we were in the studio together. You know, cut to the movie comes out we both have kids, cut to movie, you know, Madagascar 2, he’s got three and I’ve got two or what ever, you know, it just turns out that way.”
On whether or not his kids recognize his voice as Marty the Zebra:
” They totally recognize my voice. And sometimes they don’t then I, you know, it’s because it’s not really like my actual speaking voice so I kind of turn it on and just the looks on their face it’s like wow I can’t believe it’s…”
“They get very excited. And my youngest daughter, Zahra, it’s a bragger. She’s very quick to tell people her daddy as Marty the zebra.”
Chris Rock, his wife, and their younger daughter are pictured at the Madagascar 2 premiere last year.