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Adventures in Zambezia (2012)

Zambezia (original title)
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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 »


Wayne Thornley


Raffaella Delle Donne (screenplay by), Anthony Silverston (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Nimoy ... Sekhuru (voice)
Jeremy Suarez ... Kai (voice)
Abigail Breslin ... Zoe (voice)
Jeff Goldblum ... Ajax (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Tendai (voice)
Jenifer Lewis ... Gogo (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Budzo / Marabous (voice)
Jamal Mixon ... Ezee (voice)
Richard E. Grant ... Cecil (voice)
David Shaughnessy ... Morton (voice)
Noureen DeWulf ... Pavi (voice)
Tania Gunadi ... Tini (voice)
Deep Roy ... Mushana (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Announcer Bird (voice)
Kelly Stables ... Gossip Bird #1 (voice)


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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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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Written by Zwai Bala
Performed by Zwai Bala
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Best animated movie I've seen
10 January 2015 | by margot-a-aertsSee all my reviews

This movie, quite frankly, is one of my favorite movies I have ever seen. Coming into this, I had no expectations. The music was incredible, the vibe of the entire movie was fun, touching, and memorable. I want to watch this movie many times more, and I highly recommend it. I was incredibly shocked to see the reviews of this movie. Honestly, this movie was the best animated film I've seen since Up. My girlfriend and I had so much fun watching this film, and we plan to watch it over and over again. And we're 26. The development of both the father and the son were well done. There were many characters that you felt a sentimental attachment towards. The animation was great, and provided a nice view of this fictional area of Africa. Let's mention again how GREAT the music was.

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Release Date:

28 December 2012 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures in Zambezia See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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