Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
Reviews
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Khumba (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Anthony Silverston
Stars: Jake T. Austin, Steve Buscemi, Loretta Devine
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming.

Director: Ben Stassen
Stars: Anthony Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Carroll
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique Gato
Stars: Óscar Barberán, Michelle Jenner, José Mota
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sammy and Ray, leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying an atoll's water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships... See full summary »

Directors: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
Stars: Alan Shearman, Thomas Lee, Carlos McCullers II
Free Birds (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Director: Jimmy Hayward
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Dan Fogler
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.

Director: Cal Brunker
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.

Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck
Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Justin Long
Sea Level (2011)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Pup discovers human poachers stealing eggs from his reef. As he leaves the sea to rescue the eggs he'll enter the dangerous world of humans.

Director: Aun Hoe Goh
Stars: Maxwell Vreeland Andrew, Steven Bone, Colin Chong
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight.

Director: Manuel Sicilia
Stars: Freddie Highmore, Antonio Banderas, James Cosmo
The Nut Job I (2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Stars: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson
Turbo (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

Director: David Soren
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.

Directors: Jeremy Degruson, Ben Stassen
Stars: Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Brianne Brozey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sekhuru (voice)
...
Kai (voice)
...
Zoe (voice)
...
Ajax (voice)
...
Tendai (voice)
...
Gogo (voice)
...
Budzo / Marabous (voice)
...
Ezee (voice)
...
Cecil (voice)
David Shaughnessy ...
Morton (voice)
...
Pavi (voice)
...
Tini (voice)
...
Mushana (voice)
...
Announcer Bird (voice)
...
Gossip Bird #1 (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his origins and, in defending the city, learns how to be part of a community. Written by Triggerfish Animation Studios

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Airborne to be wild. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 July 2012 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Zambezija  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The attack method used by Gogo against the lizard is the same method used by the Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, the "Dambusters", during Operation Chastise on May 16-17 of 1943, in which 19 Avro Lancaster bombers flew low over the Eder, Möhne and Sorpe (Röhr) rivers in Germany's Ruhr Valley and released specially-developed "bouncing bombs" to attack German dams. Two dams (the Edersee and the Möhne) were breached, 8 aircraft were shot down, 53 aircrew were killed, and 3 were taken prisoner. See more »

Quotes

Cecil: Not very in my book. Which is precisely, why we should accept Budzo's proposal.
Marabous: Since when a Marabou servants to a lizard?
Morton: He's got a point!
Cecil: We will be working with Budzo, thickhead, not FOR Budzo! We are partners in this great endeavour!
Morton: Teamwork!
Cecil: We help Budzo get on the island, we share all the goodies!
[Cecil Laughs, so does Morton]
Morton: I am getting hungry just thinking about it.
[Gets slapped by Cecil]
Marabous: Ummm, question! Could those hurricanes be a problem?
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Out of the Mist
Written by Bruce Retief
Performed by Ludovic Mampuya
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
AmAzing Water Animation Surprises the Birds
1 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

8.2 of 10. The second awesome film of 2012 Samuel L. Jackson is in (as a key character voice), and it's very different from Django Unchained, although there's an underlying common bond in working together in each film.

Besides making you want to pet birds, maybe not the vulture-like marabous, the animation doesn't get nearly enough credit. The lizards are bordering on life-like and the waterfall and mist (not to mention sand and other colored dusts) simply has never been better outside of actual filming of waterfalls. Even the bird poo is as gross as in real life.

As for the character voices, I was concerned that Nemoy and Jackson would dominate the audio and distract from the story. Instead, they both give surprisingly understated performances where you need to listen closely to identify them. Even Goldblum deserves credit because I still don't know which character he voiced.

Dear Oscars/Academy, you failed us again. Do any of you actually watch animations/cartoons?


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is with the rating on IMDB? blaircam
Movie info suntop007
¿hideous? darkstar-8
did that little bird swear! cryptobat
Discuss Zambezia (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?