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Khumba (2013)

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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.

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Anthony Silverston
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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)
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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

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Half a zebra, a whole lot of adventure!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Kumba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,029, 8 December 2013

Gross USA:

$1,029

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,187,375
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Triggerfish Animation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Despite being rated G by the MPAA the film uses the word "ass" once although the MPAA had gotten strict as of 2010. 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 »

Connections

References Holes (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

The Real Me
Written by Bruce Retief, with additional lyrics by Loyiso Bala
Performed by Loyiso Bala
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DIFFERENT Fun for the Whole Family
17 September 2014 | by jimnshaySee all my reviews

Yes, yes, another talking-wild-animal film, complete with journey of discover for the poor half- striped zebra who doesn't fit it. But I found it to be a first-class effort of its type. Oh, yes, it does slow down a bit in the middle; they could have tightened it up quite a lot.

But some of the animated characters were quite clever, humorous, or both. And the cultural memes and stories utilized in the plot, being out of South Africa, were significantly different than the approach that say, Disney or Dreamworks might have taken.

Your kids will enjoy it. And if you appreciate animation, you'll enjoy a fresh approach to a familiar type of animated features.


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