Susan Herbst of Cortez Travel, the designated U.S. agency for Air Madagascar, says despite the movies popularity, she hasnt had any inquiries from film fans who want to see the island in the flesh.
However, things could change because, in her words, Everytime Madagascar is featured on TV or the movies, we get an increase in interest.
But while Madagascar the movie is being marketed towards families, Madagascar the country has a way to go before it becomes an all-ages destination.
Herbst says the island is still off-the-beaten-path and suggests parents shouldnt bring children under the age of eight.
Another reason why Madagascar may not be for kids: Although the film features lions, hippos and giraffes as characters, the actual animal population on the island is mostly made of various species of lemurs and exotic birds.
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