A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 05, 2021
“It’s another fabulous morning in the Big Apple!” (Madagascar film, 2005)

Madagascar (2005) was an American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation. The story features animals of the Central Park Zoo, including Alex the lion and Melman the giraffe.

Alex wakes up Melman:

“Come on Melman, Melman, Melman! Wake up! Rise and shine! It’s another fabulous morning in the Big Apple! Let’s go!”

Penguins of Madagascar (2014) was a film in the Madagascar movie series. The character Dave shouts to the penguins:

“Showtime, everyone! Big smiles for the Big Apple!”


Wikipedia: Madagascar (2005 film)
Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It was directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath (in McGrath’s feature directorial debut) and written by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Darnell, and McGrath. The film stars Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The plot follows a group of zoo animals who find themselves washed ashore on the eponymous island after a series of misadventures, where they befriend a group of lemurs after defending them from the savage fossas. However, troubles arise when Alex, a lion and the only carnivore of the group, slowly succumbs to his savage side.

Plot
At the Central Park Zoo, Marty the zebra celebrates his tenth birthday but has grown bored with his daily routine and longs to experience the wild. Marty’s best friend is Alex the lion, who enjoys showing off for the public and his celebrity status as “the king of New York”. ...

Wikipedia: Penguins of Madagascar
Penguins of Madagascar (released on home video as Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie) is a 2014 American computer-animated spy action comedy film[ produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Yarn
Wake up! Rise and shine! It’s another fabulous morning in the Big Apple.
Madagascar (2005)

Yarn
Showtime, everyone! Big smiles for the Big Apple!
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Madagascar (2005)
PG | 1h 26min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 27 May 2005 (USA)

A group of animals who have spent all their life in a New York zoo end up in the jungles of Madagascar, and must adjust to living in the wild.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Madagascar (2005)
Quotes

Alex the Lion: Come on! Melman, Melman, Melman! Melman, Melman, Melman! Wake up! Rise and shine! It’s another fabulous day in the Big Apple. Let’s go.
Melman the Giraffe: Not for me. I’m calling in sick.
Alex the Lion: What?
Melman the Giraffe: I found a bro… another brown spot on my shoulder, right here. See? Right th… right there. You see?
Alex the Lion: Melman, you know it’s all in your head. Hm?

Drew’s Script-O-Rama
Madagascar Script
(...)
Come on Melman,
Melman, Melman!
Wake up! Rise and shine!
It’s another fabulous morning
in the Big Apple! Let’s go!

Posted by Barry Popik
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