In Madagascar (2005), after Marty runs away from the zoo, we see Alex go over the wall, while Gloria breaks through it. When Melman follows Gloria through the wall, he's got something on his feet. Does anyone know what that "something" is, and why it's there? It looks like cement blocks, but I don't understand why they're there.
IIRC, they were tissue boxes that Melman used as 'Safety Foot Covers' which is in keeping with Melman as a 'hypochondriac giraffe with infinite phobias'. If you look closely, you can see the distinctive oval openings in the top of the boxes that are characteristic of tissue boxes.
This is analogous to the urban myth that Howard Hughes, in his most hypochondrial period late in life, would walk around using tissue boxes as footwear.
In the Dreamworks Madagascar video game series, two of the rewards that the Melman character can achieve are the NYC clock and tissue box shoes.