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Magic Journey to Africa -- A ten-year-old girl from Barcelona encounters a young bushman who inspires her to learn more about Africa in this educational - and visually dazzling - fantasy adventure.
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Release Date:
7 May 2010 (Spain) See more »
A Great Adventure, An Unforgettable Journey, A Unique 3D Stereoscopic Experience
A young girl named Jana takes a magical journey to Africa. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Eva Gerretsen ... Jana
Raymond Mvula ... Mel
Michael Van Wyk ... Kabbo

Leonor Watling ... Fairy

Adrià Collado ... Jana's Father
Veronica Blume ... Jana's Mother
Odette Ochs ... Gal-La
Natasha Lamoela ... Gal-La's Mother
Georgina Macaulay ... Bushman Woman
Theresa Kahorongo ... Mel's Mother (as Thereza Kahorongo)
Panduleni Hailundu ... Mel's Father
Harris Gordon ... Fire Spirit
John Whiteley ... Owl Man
Arnold Nzwanana ... Elephant Boy

Simon Brading ... Lion (voice)
Joan Díez ... Horse (voice)
Onia Jane ... Flower (voice)
Julius Cotter ... Caracal (voice)

Carlos Olalla ... Doctor (as Carlos G. de Olalla)

Molly Malcolm ... Nurse
Toby Harper ... Pizzeria Client
Olly Steele ... Hunter 1
Gerrit Badenhorst ... Hunter 2
Sam Badenhorst ... Hunter 3
Stefanus François Short ... Hunter 4

Directed by
Jordi Llompart 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jordi Llompart  screenplay

Produced by
Maria Rosa Fusté .... associate producer
Susanna Jiménez .... associate producer: TVC
Jordi Llompart .... executive producer
Guy Nockels .... line producer: Namibia
Isabel Pons de Dalmases .... co-executive producer (as Isabel Pons)
Oriol Sala-Patau .... associate producer: TVC
Cinematography by
Tomàs Pladevall (director of photography)
William Reeve 
Film Editing by
Bernat Aragonés 
Casting by
Silvia Menendez-Cahue 
Art Direction by
Barbara Lange 
Gavin Perrow 
Set Decoration by
Pancho Chamorro 
Jérome Gilbert 
David Gwasa 
Nuria Llinares 
Jason Steiner 
Lautaro Zabala 
Makeup Department
Raúl Cabanell .... hair/makeup assistant
Tommy Van der Nest .... hair & makeup
Production Management
Laura Vidiella .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna González .... second assistant director
Pau Teixidor .... third assistant director
Gerard Verdaguer .... first assistant director
Art Department
Natalia Minniti .... property master
Sound Department
Tamara Arévalo .... sound
David Brugalla .... sound re-recording mixer
Manel López .... boom operator
Xavier Mas .... sound recordist
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Filippo Restelli .... boom operator
Daniel Saiz .... sound designer
Edgar Vidal .... foley designer
Erik Vidal .... foley artist
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
José Vinader .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Rubén Algarra .... visual effects
Joan Amer .... visual effects artist
Rubén Bautista .... visual effects artist
Gloria Bernabeu .... digital compositing lead
Jaime Cebrián .... visual effects coordinator
Jordi Costa .... visual effects supervisor
Chema del Fresno .... technical director: scripting, particles
Fernando Jiménez .... visual effects assistant
Ignacio Lacosta .... visual effects supervisor
Jesús Marín Jaca .... stereoscopic layout (as Jesús Marín)
Viginia Pérez Medina .... visual effects coordinator
Arturo Orgaz Casado .... digital artist
Jaime Torelló .... digital compositor
Carles Zamorano .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Miquel Auguet .... second assistant camera
Jordi Bransuela .... focus puller
Oriol Busquets .... focus puller
Javier Catalán .... gaffer
Herman Frick .... gaffer
Celine Gravez .... second assistant camera
Pau Reig .... assistant camera
Eduard Roigé .... second assistant camera
Ari Stavrinos .... key grip
Ramón Sánchez .... camera operator
Cobus van Rooyen .... vtr operator
Animation Department
Ignacio Lacosta .... CGI Art Director
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... animator
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character technical director: setup/rigging
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... motion capture technical director
Irina Yebenes .... senior animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mireia Buyó .... wardrobe assistant
Jeanette Cordrai .... wardrobe assistant
Aina Montserrat .... wardrobe assistant
Anna Montserrat .... costume assistant
Theresa Stead .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Ferran Banchs .... auxiliary editor
Sandra Filippelli .... post-production co-ordinator
Cristina Garmón .... assistant editor
Pepín .... digital intermediate colorist
Music Department
David Giró .... musical director
Joe Lewis .... musician: bass
Joan Martorell .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Pierre Roos .... transport manager: Namibia
Other crew
Willem Bezuidenhout .... animal wrangler
Glòria Blanes .... script supervisor
Mark Cain .... production accountant
Alex Larenty .... animal wrangler
Lorena Mascarell .... first production assistant
Elnette Pearson .... production coordinator: namibia
Marta Pontnou .... production assistant
Gwen Swart .... unit production manager: namibia
Schalk van der Merwe .... animal wrangler
Paul van der Ploeg .... location manager: namibia
Marlice Van Vuuren .... animal wrangler
Rudie van Vuuren .... animal wrangler
Carles Vila .... animal wrangler
Anna Vilà .... script supervisor
Marc Álvarez .... location manager

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90 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
heartwarming family film, 5 October 2013
Author: fsa-809-395885

I cannot understand why this film has an average 3.0 rating. No, the cgi sequences aren't up to Hollywood blockbuster standards, the score is somewhat minimalistic, and some of the acting performances are a little under par, but this is essentially a heartwarming story of a girl who feels pity for an African street boy who finds refuge in the fantasy dream world of his African ancestors, and follows him there, where she discovers a place full of talking animals and magical spirits who help her in her search. The film is largely constructed as a dream sequence, something I feel it does extremely well, and is filled with beautiful images of Namibian landscape and wildlife.Eva Gerretsen is convincing in her role, as are the speaking animals. The film has a lightly moralistic tone (without writing spoilers, big game hunting is put in a negative light-hope you all agree with that-). We watched this film with our 9 year old twins, (boy+girl) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. it is a wonderful introduction to the beauty of Africa, the importance of empathy amongst mankind, and is filled with beautiful animals both fantastic and real. No orcs, no battles, no horrific images (there is one fire spirit that I was concerned about who might be frightening to a 5-year-old, but he has a very friendly voice, and does nothing but help the girl). I've rated the film 10 because it really doesn't deserve the 3 average it has at the moment (I would normally rate it as a 7 or 8). It's a shame that so many films get rated on their technical, rather than story content.Thoroughly recommended as an intelligent and didactic children's film.

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