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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 »

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Sekhuru (voice)
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Kai (voice)
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Zoe (voice)
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Ajax (voice)
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Tendai (voice)
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Gogo (voice)
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Budzo / Marabous (voice)
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Ezee (voice)
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Cecil (voice)
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Morton (voice)
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Pavi (voice)
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Tini (voice)
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Mushana (voice)
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Announcer Bird (voice)
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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

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They'll have to wing it... in this bird city! See more »


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3 July 2012 (South Africa)  »

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Zambezija  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Morton: Gathering, gathering! Nigel, that includes you.
[Nigel looks up, disturbed]
Morton: Beaks closed, ears open!
Cecil: Friends, wanderers, marabous! When those Zambezians flocked together, they created an inside!
Morton: [Supporting every word] Inside!
Cecil: And an outside!
Morton: Outside!
Cecil: And if you hadn't noticed, we are on the outside.
Morton: Here we are!
Cecil: The Cold, lonely, Desolate, outside.
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Easy Easy
Written by Bruce Retief
Performed by Gang of Instrumentals
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good enough for single watch or cinema trip
10 September 2012 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

This is a story of a young and disobedient falcon who left his father and their nest in the isolated desert to challenge the mysterious bird-city Zambezia.

I watched this with two kids, 4 and 9, both liked it a lot and so am I. It's pretty dynamic and funny, colorful (beautiful nature, birds, animals) and has nice and lively soundtrack. Storyline is easy to follow, not too complicated for children and not too boring to fall asleep in the middle for grownups. Characters are OK, although no really memorable ones (don't remember the kids to discuss anyone on the way back from the cinema). As an extra plus I see the absence of hidden context or jokes for adults.

Overall, I think it's underrated and surely worth at least a single watch in the cinema or at home by all of your family.


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