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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)
David Shaughnessy ...
Morton (voice)
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Pavi (voice)
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Tini (voice)
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Mushana (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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Up, up and a long way from home. 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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Gogo is a Saddle-billed Stork. See more »

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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?
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Say Hello to Zambezia
Written by Bruce Retief
Performed by Gang of Instrumentals
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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?


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