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Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.

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Cast

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Khumba (voice)
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Skalk (voice)
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Mama V (voice)
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Seko (voice)
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Bradley (voice)
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Lungisa (voice)
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Tombi (voice)
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Nora (voice)
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Phango (voice)
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Wild Dog #1 (voice) (as Charles Adler)
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Meerkat Father (voice)
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Rabbit (voice)
Rouel Beukes ...
Mkhulu (voice)
Hannes Brummer ...
Khumba (voice)
Mason Charles ...
Meerkat #2 (voice)
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A half-striped zebra is born into an insular, isolated herd obsessed with stripes. Rumors that the strange foal is cursed spread and, before long, he is blamed for the drought that sets into the Great Karoo. When even his father, the leader of the herd, blames him for the lack of rain and the subsequent death of his mother, the outcast zebra leaves the confines of his home knowing that he cannot survive in the herd without all his stripes. Khumba ventures beyond the fence - vulnerable to the ferocious Leopard, Phango, who controls the waterholes and terrorizes the animals in the Great Karoo. Khumba is rescued from an opportunistic wild dog by a quirky duo: a wildebeest and an ostrich. Mama V is a self-confessed free spirit who does not want to be the average stay-at-home mom, like other wildebeest. Ironically, she mothers Bradley, a flamboyant but insecure ostrich who overcompensates for his scraggily feathers. When a mystical mantis appears to the foal, drawing a map to what could be... Written by Anonymous

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Half a zebra, a whole lot of adventure!


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25 October 2013 (South Africa)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Silver when a child, read about an animal which was thought to be extinct called a Quagga with half stripes. When researching the story, Silverston was fortunate enough to meet with Professor Reinhold Rau, the founder of the Quagga Project Association who started the investigation that ultimately proved the Quagga is merely a subspecies of zebra that looks different rather than an entirely separate species. The Quagga Project Association has with the help of volunteers has been trying to breed this extinct variety "back to life" and a foal was born and named after the lead character in the film. See more »

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A Wonderful journey and Surprisingly good movie
4 January 2014 | by (Kashmir) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching Khumba and i found it very interesting, enjoyful and funny to watch. This is by no means only a child movie, even adults will enjoy them. I liked it :) To begin with? The animation is wonderful(at one moment i thought, is this animation), the story is moving, the characters are well written and lovable. Even the "side villain dog" is lovable and funny in a way. You may find out the story a little stereotypical but the journey it will take you through is enjoyable and you are not bored at all. OK the Ostrich is sometimes a bit over. Thats all. There are other characters like tiger, buffalo, rabbit, eagle, Gazelles, hedgehogs apart from zebras that you will surely enjoy.

I even enjoyed it more than "Frozen" which is creating a hype nowadays. Just go ahead don't listen to negative criticism and give it a watch.

This is my first review ever here and English not my first language so please ignore any errors.

I give it 7.5 out of 10.


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