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Background information
Feature films Madagascar
Merry Madagascar
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madly Madagascar
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Short films
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Andy Richter (films and TV series)

Dee Bradley Baker (1st video game)
Matt Nolan (2nd video game)

Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Mortimer
Other names
Personality Funny, silly, annoying, cute, cuddly, timid, innocent, childish, accident-prone, anxious, ditzy
Appearance Small and slender mouse lemur with big cute yellow eyes, round head, little black nose, long whiskers, mouse-like, buck teeth, long, squirrel-like, bushy tail
Occupation King Julien's servant, Circus lemur
Alignment Good
Goal To help King Julien in any way
Home Madagascar (formerly), Circus Zaragoza (currently)
Allies King Julien XIII, Maurice, Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, Private, Mason and Phil, Zuba, Florrie, Vitaly, Gia, Stefano, Sonya, Esmeralda, Esperanza and Ernestina, The Dancing Dogs, Manu and Maya
Enemies Fossas, shark, Chantel DuBois
Likes Julien's feet, fruit, Gloria, being awed at, dancing
Dislikes King Julien torturing him, being picked on
Powers and abilities His cuteness
Fate He waves goodbye to the New York Giants (1st film)
He stays in Africa with Julien, Maurice, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria (2nd film)
He dances with his friends during mash-up of Marty's "Afro Circus" song and "I Like To Move It" (3rd film)

He is used by the Penguins to return Private to normal, and swallows King Julien whole.

Quote "They are savages! Tonight we die!"

Mort is a character in the Madagascar series.


Mort has light brown and beige fur, big yellow eyes, a round head, a little black nose, long whiskers, mouse-like ears, buck teeth, and a long, squirrel-like, bushy tail. Mort usually serves as a foil for King Julien.


Mort is a small, timid, innocent, very annoying, cute, cuddly, accident-prone, and a high-pitched mouse lemur with a lot of anxiety.

Most animals find Mort's personality as cute and adorable, but Julien is highly annoyed by him and treats him with contempt and hatred, eventually shouting, "Oh, shut up! You're so annoying!" in response to his inane chatter. Mort responds to this by giggling and looking flattered. Though quite timid, Mort can also be shrill and vocal in confrontations.

King Julien finds Mort incredibly annoying, and doesn't hesitate in proclaiming so. Despite this, Mort doesn't show any lasting unhappiness, and his expression changes within the same scene.

Mort has an obsession with King Julien's feet for unknown reasons, which King Julien despises. In his anger, Julien once banished Mort from the zoo, forcing Mort to seek a "cure".

Roles in the series


Mort made his first appearance in Madagascar, wherein he lives among the other native lemurs under King Julien. The King used Mort as a test to see if Alex and the others eat lemurs (where Mort was starting to cry, because Alex scared him), and Mort quickly decided that he likes them. Later, the King noted that if Alex does not like fish and still hungers for steak, Mort is "Plan B." Mort is last seen in the film with the other lemurs, wishing the animals farewell, and Julien uses Mort as a make-shift footrest.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Mort attempted to follow King Julien and Maurice on the Penguins' plane, but the lemur king goes to extremes to keep Mort out of the plane, declaring that Mort had "scissors and hand cream" (he did in fact, have a pair of scissors). However, Mort succeeds in attaching himself to the outside of the plane, and promptly falls into the ocean shortly before it crashed. After reaching a shore at Africa, Mort is chased by a shark (where Mort was screaming in terror), which tries to eat him, and follows him onto the African preserve. Mort (still being chased by the shark) find King Julien at a volcano, where Melman had just decided that he would not sacrifice himself to return the preserve's water. The shark accidentally falls into the volcano, just as Alex and Zuba destroy the dam, blocking the river, thus leading King Julien to believe that his plan to give a sacrifice to bring back the water was successful.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Coming soon!

The Penguins of Madagascar

At one point, stuffed "Mort" dolls became very popular, and King Julien, out of jealousy, throws them into the skunk habitat. Mort is accidentally shipped back to the factory with the dolls, and must be saved. In the episode, King Julien also reveals that the only reason why he allows Mort to stay with them is so he can express his dislike for Mort in front of him, and keep himself entertained.

Mort is shown to be unhappy with his past self after growing in size and muscle mass, due to an invention from Kowalski. However, after being turned back into his regular self, Mort expresses that he is happy with who he is.

In one episode, it is revealed that Mort likes computers, but he doesn't know, but he doesn't have to know ("TO LIKE!").

Despite the fact that Mort is often treated poorly by King Julien, the other animals show concern for him, as Maurice tries to (if with limited success) make saving Mort when he may be in danger to be the King's biggest concern, and Skipper (who calls to Mort "Sad Eyes") dived in the way of the mutant rat overlord to save Mort.

In one episode, Mort grows big and has a humongous, muscular body. When Julien was hurt, Mort saved him.



  • In the series, whenever an animal or object is falling, it often lands on Mort.
  • The Madagascar DVD commentary revealed that Mort is very well-loved in Japan.

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