5.8/10
4,878
16 user 41 critic

Khumba (2013)

Trailer
2:04 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Zambezia (2012)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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: Wayne Thornley
Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin
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, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Cinda Adams, George Babbit, Brianne Brozey
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 Turkeys off the Thanksgiving 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 5.9/10 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
The Nut Job I (2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Stars: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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

Directors: Ben Stassen, Mimi Maynard
Stars: Anthony Anderson, Ed Begley Jr., Pat Carroll
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort.

Directors: Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe
Stars: James Corden, Stephen Fry, Andy Serkis
Planes (2013)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A cropdusting plane with a fear of heights lives his dream of competing in a famous around-the-world aerial race.

Director: Klay Hall
Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach
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 | 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
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer.

Directors: Michael Hegner, Kari Juusonen
Stars: Olli Jantunen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Vuokko Hovatta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake T. Austin ... Khumba (voice)
Adrian Rhodes Adrian Rhodes ... Mantis (voice)
Sam Riegel ... Jock (voice)
Bryce Papenbrook ... Zebra #1 (voice)
Devon Graye ... Zebra #2 (voice)
Catherine Tate ... Nora
Alexander Polinsky ... Nigel (voice)
Greg Ellis ... Thabo / Elder 1 (voice)
Laurence Fishburne ... Seko (voice)
Joey Richter ... Themba (voice)
Anika Noni Rose ... Lungisa (voice)
Hope Levy ... Cheerleader Zebra #2 (voice)
Kat Cressida ... Cheerleader Zebra #1 (voice)
Stephanie Sheh ... Cheerleader Zebra #3 (voice)
Ben Vereen ... Mkhulu (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Half a zebra, a whole lot of adventure!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Kumba See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,029, 6 December 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,029, 15 August 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,187,375, 15 August 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Triggerfish Animation See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the two animated films for Steve Buscemi of 2013 the other being Monsters University (2013) the prior of which was rated G. See more »

Crazy Credits

The initial credits appear over paintings of scenes from the film. Once the cast list appears, the paintings disappear and line drawings of characters appear beside the credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Sulila
Written by Bruce Retief
Performed by Heavenly Quartez
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
compelling and exotic
3 August 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

An elaborate, compelling and exotic variation on the ugly duckling tale. Khumba, a young zebra, becomes an outcast because he lacks stripes on part of his hide. Some in the zebra community call him "half a zebra" and blame him for a drought and their bad luck. Despite a love interest questioning Khumba why he cares so much about what the others think, he leaves her, the community and his family in search of a magic water hole that might change his fortunes. In doing so, Khumba puts himself in the path of Phango, a leopard that feeds on heartbeats and fear as much as the carcasses he consumes. Also a misfit, Phango was banished by the other leopards due to blindness in one eye. Phango learns to rely on other senses besides sight to survive, yet believes that having everyone live in fear of him changes who he is and for the better. Khumba trusts and assists other animals to find his way through the desert. A hopeless case when he started out, Khumba learns that things do change for the better, but not always as expected. A beautifully animated film with colorful sunsets, glowing eyes, waterfalls, moonlight and desert mountains. The personalities of the animals are diverse, humorous and intriguing, despite frequent references to rugby and soccer that many kids outside South Africa might not get. Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne and Liam Neeson join a chorus of other charming and talented personalities who provide their voices to the wildlife.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed