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Background information
Feature films Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
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Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Elisa Gabriella
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Character information
Full name Nana
Other names Old Lady
Personality Mean, eccentric, aggressive, tough, combative, belligerent, destructive, greedy, uncaring, deceptive, possessive, angry, rude, hideous, cruel, hostile, quarrelsome, truculent, short-tempered
Appearance Short, slightly overweight old woman with blue eyes
Occupation Eccentric old women
Alignment Bad
Goal To kill Alex (failed)
Home New York City
Pets Mr. Chew
Minions New Yorkers
Enemies Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman
Likes Her handbag
Dislikes Alex, someone taking her handbag, the christmas season, giving tips to taxi drivers and the doorman at her apartment
Powers and abilities Durability, purse, guns
Weapons Handbag, pepper spray
Fate Brings Makunga to New York in a pet carrier
Quote Bat Kitty!

Nana is the secondary antagonist from the first Madagascar film and from the first sequel, where she is the archenemy of Alex the lion. She was voiced by Elisa Gabrielli.


Nana seems to be incredibly resistant to injury as she was able to have a short fight with Alex right after being tugged out of the back of a speeding tour jeep (as well as being thrown out of it a 2nd time by the Penguins, who reversed over her in the jeep after noticing that she didn't die). However, despite this evident resilience, Nana is still portrayed as a "little old lady".


Nana has a waddling gait and is knocked onto her back when firing a rifle.


You're a bad kitty


In Madagascar Nana plays very little part in this entry.  She encounters Alex in the Grand Central Station, where she assaults him and calls him "a bad kitty (including Melman) she is seen when the policeman arrived he assaults Alex again and was arrested

She is also seen during the end credits dancing the song I'd like to Move it

The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper

Now, now, Mr. Chew, you have to wait until morning to open your chistmas presents

-Nana After wrapping up Private

She also appears in the Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper as the women who buys Private.

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

Bad Kitty

-Nana carrying her riffle

In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Nana has a larger role, where she is the secondary antagonist. She becomes the leader of an army of tourists. She gets into another fight with Alex, and wins again, although Alex puts up much more of a fight this time. At the end of the film, Alex gives Makunga Nana's handbag. When Nana sees Makunga holding it, she starts kicking, stepping, hand-whacking, wet-willying, arm-burning, and spanking him before taking him away.


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