Courtney of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Ok, lets be totally honest. Original material is hard to come by in the Hollywood of today, even in the animated realm. Unfortunately, the results of a less than stellar movie-going experience often spur from the perpetuation of an over-used idea. Dreamworks is one of those studios that has yet to understand the value in both originality and methodical release (by which I mean the spacing out of sequels and/or prequels). This is clearly evident in the Shrek saga, and more recently with the third installment in the Madagascar series, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted."