Adventures in Zambezia

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"Airborne to be wild."
  • G
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 5.7  (7,577)

Adventures in Zambezia is an animated movie released in 2012 that takes its viewers on a journey to Africa where they meet Kai, the protagonist of the story. Kai, a young falcon, idolizes his dad Tendai, who is a legendary bird and part of a special flock. When there is a shortage of food in the dry savannahs, Kai tries to prove himself by attempting to hunt on his own. The inexperienced bird lands in trouble and is saved by Tendai, who encourages him to learn from the elders and hone his skills.

However, life takes an exciting turn for Kai when he runs away from home in search of a more adventurous life. He stumbles upon Zambezia, a bustling bird city located on the edge of the Victoria Falls. Zambezia has an alluring charm that Kai can not resist, and he soon realizes that this is the place he wants to call home. However, his dream soon shatters when he is caught trying to sneak into the city.

Luckily for Kai, Gogo, a witty and sage-like Hornbill, intervenes, convincing the Zambezians not to eat him, and instead recruit him as a defender of the city. Gogo mentors Kai on what it means to be a true hero, and he introduces him to his new friends - two monitor lizards, Budzo, and Sekhuru. Under the encouragement of these new friends, Kai steps out of his comfort zone, and soon becomes an instrumental part of the city's daily life.

However, troubles soon plague the city when a group of vultures, led by the menacing Budzo, sets their sights on the region. As they plot to take down the city, Kai and his friends set out to prevent Zambezia from falling into the vultures' talons. Meanwhile, Tendai, who realizes that his son is missing, sets out to search for him.

The film is a classic story of friendship, courage, and determination. The characters are well-developed and likable, and the animation is smooth and immersive. The audiences will find themselves rooting for Kai as he faces a series of obstacles throughout the journey, and they will be thrilled at the film's action sequences. There are plenty of funny moments to keep viewers engaged, thanks to the witty characters, especially Gogo, who brings a lot of humor to the movie.

The voice cast of the movie is also noteworthy. Leonard Nimoy, known for his work as Mr. Spock in Star Trek, lends his voice to the role of Sekhuru, the elderly monitor lizard. Jeremy Suarez, who played Koda in Brother Bear, portrays Kai with a perfect blend of enthusiasm, mischief, and heart. Abigail Breslin, known for her role in Little Miss Sunshine, brings her voice to the character of Zoe, Kai's love interest in the film.

The film's setting in Africa is refreshing and adds to the movie's appeal. The theme of teamwork, which is prevalent throughout the movie, is an essential lesson for children and adults alike. The characters' journey towards fighting off adversity together illustrates the power of united effort, and it highlights the importance of perseverance.

Overall, Adventures in Zambezia is a delightful movie with a heartwarming message. It is an excellent choice for families looking for an adventure-packed film that also has a thoughtful moral lesson. The animation is kid-friendly, and the action is engaging without being too intense. Children will love the cute and colorful characters, and adults will appreciate the movie's African-inspired setting and message of strength in unity.

Adventures in Zambezia is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (7,577)