|Directed by||Wayne Thornley|
|Produced by||Mike Buckland
|Screenplay by||Andrew Cook
Raffaella Delle Donne
|Music by||Bruce Retief|
|Distributed by||Cinema Management Group (international)
Sony Pictures (English territories)
|Release dates||July 3, 2012|
|Running time||83 minutes|
|Budget||R173 million ($20 million)|
Zambezia (also known as Adventures in Zambezia) is a 2012 South African 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film, which was released on July 3, 2012. It was directed by Wayne Thornley, written by Andrew Cook, Raffaella Delle Donne, and Anthony Silverston, it is the first film produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios and distributed by Cinema Management Group and Sony Pictures in English territories. This film features the voice talents of Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Samuel L. Jackson. It tells the story of a young falcon bird who leaves the desolate desert where he lives with his father to discover action and adventure in the big city of Zambezia.
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Kai is a naive, but high-spirited young Peregrine falcon who lives with his father Tendai. After a visit from Gogo and Tini, Kai travels to "Zambezia," a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls where he discovers the truth about his origins and learns how to be part of the community. While learning of his father's past, Kai ends up having to work with the Hurricanes to protect Zambezia from the evil Budzo who has persuaded the Marabous (who have been left out of the development of Zambezia) to help him with his invasion.
- Jeremy Suarez as Kai the Peregrine Falcon
- Abigail Breslin as Zoe the Black-winged Kite
- Jeff Goldblum as Ajax the Lammergeier
- Leonard Nimoy as Chief Sekhuru the African Fish Eagle
- Samuel L. Jackson as Tendai the Peregrine Falcon
- Richard E. Grant as Cecil the Marabou Stork
- Jenifer Lewis as Gogo the Saddle-billed stork
- Jim Cummings as Budzo the Rock Monitor, Marabou
- Jamal Mixon as Ezee the Nightjar
- David Shaughnessy as Morton the Marabou Stork
- Frank Welker as Sill the Marabou Stork
- Noureen DeWulf as Pavi the African Sacred Ibis
- Tania Gunadi as Tini the Weaver bird
- Deep Roy as Mushana the Green Pigeon
- Phil LaMarr as African Grey Parrot Announcer, Dodo the Guineafowl
- Corey Burton as Neville the Lilian's Lovebird
- Tress MacNeille as Neville the Lilian's Lovebird's wife
- Tom Kenny as Marabous
- Sam Riegel as Hurricanes Birds of prey
- Lee Duru as Nurse Bird
- Zolani Mahola as Weaver
- Nik Rabinowitz as Hurricanes Birds of prey, Gondo the Black Eagle
- Keeno Lee Hector as Hurricanes Birds of prey
- Wayne Thornley as Marabou
- Kelly Stables as Gossip Bird 1
- Kristen Rutherford as Gossip Bird 2
- Jon Olson as Marabous
- Brent Palmer as Marabou
The film won the Best South African Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival in 2012. It also won Best Animation at the South African Film and Television Awards and Best Animation at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
|Annie Awards||Music in an Animated Feature Production||Bruce Retief||Nominated|
|Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Jim Cummings|
|Africa Movie Academy Awards||Best Animation||Wayne Thornley||Won|
|Adventures in Zambezia (Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|Soundtrack album by Various Artists|
|Released||September 20, 2013|
The original motion picture soundtrack for the film was written, composed and produced by Bruce Retief, which was released on September 20, 2013 through Triggerfish in digital download. It includes fourteen tracks, with music from Retief as the film's score composer, and studio performances from various artists, including Gang of Instrumentals, Zolani Mahola (who also provided the voice of a weaver in the film), and Ludovic Mampuya. It is available on iTunes and on Amazon.
All music written and composed by Bruce Retief, except where noted.
|1.||"Get Up"||Zolani Mahola||3:38|
|3.||"High Speed Air Chase"||1:56|
|6.||"Flying to Zambezia"||3:06|
|7.||"Say Hello to Zambezia"||Gang of Instrumentals||2:30|
|8.||"Zambezia Theme Variations"||1:18|
|10.||"Lizards on Zambezia"||2:40|
|11.||"Fight on the Bridge"||3:04|
|13.||"Out of Mist"||Ludovic Mampuya||3:19|
|14.||"Easy Easy"||Gang of Instrumentals||2:10|
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- Adventures in Zambezia (Motion Picture Soundtrack) on iTunes iTunes Retrieved September 6, 2014
- Adventures in Zambezia (Motion Picture Soundtrack) on Amazon.com Amazon.com Retrieved September 6, 2014
- Official website
- Zambezia at the Internet Movie Database
- Zambezia at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Zambezia at Rotten Tomatoes