Moto Moto is an animated hippo and ladies’ man featured in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa that is known for his flirtatious attitude and handsomeness.
On November 7th, 2008, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa was released. Moto Moto means “hot hot” in Swahili and this hippo is meant to be a heart-throb. Moto Moto is flirtatious and acquires a crush for main character hippo Gloria solely for her “chunky” body. On November 8th, 2008, BlackTree TV uploaded a video introducing the character Moto Moto and the voice actor Will.i.am playing the character (shown below). The video has gained over 340,000 views and 450 likes in 11 years.
On September 13th, 2009, YouTuber XTheVideoGirlX uploaded the song Big and Chunky sung by Will.i.am (Moto Moto) of the Black Eyed Peas (shown below, left). The video has gained 3.5 million views and 68,000 likes in ten years. The song has been parodies multiple times. On April 28th, 2018, YouTuber Ollie Memes uploaded a video of all the scenes that involve Moto Moto (shown below, right). The video has gained 3.4 million views and 105,000 likes in a year.
On October 17th, Redditor Danny-fantom uploaded a photoshopped Thanos / Moto Moto Hybrid to /r/thanosdidnothingwrong. The post gained 105 points (91% upvoted) in four months (shown below, left). On January 20th, 2019, Redditor Big-man-kage uploaded a screenshot of a Moto Moto video with a comment stating how turned on they are by him (shown below, right). The post gained 826 points (99% upvoted) in two months. Moto Moto commonly represents a powerful and sexual figure online.
On February 3rd, The subreddit /r/motomoto was introduced to Reddit. The subreddit has gained 500 subscribers in a couple weeks.
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On December 31st, 2018, Redditor Inb625 posted an image to “/r/dankmemes” of Sal put in the Moto Moto role. The post gained 14,600 points (97% upvoted) in a month (shown below, left).On January 7th, 2019, Redditor Slothlev added another Moto Moto edit this time with a real hippo replacing Moto which received 54 points (81% upvoted) in a month (shown below, right).