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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 »

Director:

Wayne Thornley

Writers:

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

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Airborne to be wild. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Tini is a Weaver bird. 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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Soundtracks

Mushana's and Spring Celebration Music
Written by Didas Bonazebi and Ludovic Mampuya
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My 8 year-old daughter loved it
6 January 2013 | by izakvhSee all my reviews

It is easy to spot a good animated kids movie: Kids will sit on the edge of their chairs, and parents will stay awake throughout and be reasonably engaged. This one ticked both boxes.

Leonard Nimoy, Samuel L & Jeff Godblum created believable characters, but the Ezee character came over as a bit of a cliché. The animation was done well and could easily rival a movie like Rio.

This is miles better than the previous animated attempts from South Africa, but unfortunately its very difficult to create an animated blockbuster if you don't have the budget of a Sony, Pixar, Dreamworks or Disney.

Pleasant hour and a bit overall.


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Country:

South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2012 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures in Zambezia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,428,345
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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