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 »
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 »
Pep Anton Muñoz
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.
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
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 »
Gathering, gathering! Nigel, that includes you.
[Nigel looks up, disturbed]
Beaks closed, ears open!
Friends, wanderers, marabous! When those Zambezians flocked together, they created an inside!
[Supporting every word]
And an outside!
And if you hadn't noticed, we are on the outside.
Here we are!
The Cold, lonely, Desolate, outside.
[...] See more »
First I thought it's just an average animated film but in the end I realised it is probably the most underrated film I have watched yet.
The main story is actually predictable and also similar to Legend of the Guardians. (A huge tree as a sanctuary) A young falcon named Kai wants to change his life to become a Hurricane to protect Zambezia and discover his past. There are only a few memorable characters here but the voice acting is very good. The jokes in the story won't make you laugh hard, however there are no awkward moments like in many animated films. The graphics and animations are very good but we can see some animated movements that should be more detailed. But let's not forget this is a low-budget film and from such financial support it's a masterpiece.
And now the best parts.
First of all the musics are one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard! Most of them were composed by Bruce Retief, a composer who has just started his career in film based soundtracks.(He's definitely a future talent) Some of these musics fit perfectly into the sad parts of the film and they make us feel sorrow for the characters. Go and check out at least these musics on YT: The Gorge ; Flying to Zambezia
At last but not at least the story about Kai and his father's origin (Tendai voice acted by Samuel L. Jackson) is very sad and memorable and leaves us many philosophical questions. (e.g. should we sacrifice our family to protect the weak) And the slow discovery of this story in the main plot is very well done. Also there is a moment in the beginning where Tendai loses a very important thing that reminds him of his long lost wife. These kinds of sorrowful parts are unforgettable.
In the end there is a surprising plot twist which would make the best animated film ending ever! But of course it doesn't end like that later and so we have an average ending. The end is happy of course but still we will feel a bit of sorrow because not everybody is there from Kai's family...
The sorrowful moments, the sad background story and the epic musics are so great that we forgive the negative and the average parts of the film too. A must see in it's category and I hope Triggerfish Animation Studios will make a sequel (or a prequel?) for this way-way underrated movie. The journey of Kai is more than great.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?