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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 »

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Wayne Thornley

Writers:

Raffaella Delle Donne (screenplay by), Anthony Silverston (screenplay by) | 6 more credits »
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Africa

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Experienced Voice Actors Phil LaMarr and Jim Cummings had both been in an incarnation of The Lion King, which also takes place in Africa. Cummings was a Major Cast Member in the Original 1994 Traditionally Animated film as Ed, whilst LaMarr was a Minor Cast Member in the 2019 Live Action Reboot as the Impala. See more »

Quotes

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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Vukani
Written by Zwai Bala
Performed by Zwai Bala
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Brilliant!
3 November 2012 | by johnhillconsultingSee all my reviews

An amazing gem set in an imaginary world in the heart of Africa right where it plunges over the magnificent Victoria Falls, arguably one of the greatest waterfalls in the world.

What as incredible setting for a 'coming of age' story that should appeal to everyone, young an old.

While the animation might be a little dated, this in no way detracts from the way the tale is told - the characters are just as relevant now as ever they were.

Fresh! Different! Yet familiar enough for youngsters to identify with and enjoy.

Go and see this movie.

You'll be so glad you did.


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