Zambezia (film)

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Zambezia
Zambezia Movie Poster 2012.jpg
Poster
Directed byWayne Thornley
Screenplay byAndrew Cook
Raffaella Delle Donne
Anthony Silverston
Wayne Thornley
Starring
Music byBruce Retief
StudioTriggerfish Animation Studios
Distributed byCMG (international)
Sony Pictures (English territories)
Release datesJuly 3, 2012
Running time83 minutes
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million
Box office$29,694,525[1]
 
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Zambezia
Zambezia Movie Poster 2012.jpg
Poster
Directed byWayne Thornley
Screenplay byAndrew Cook
Raffaella Delle Donne
Anthony Silverston
Wayne Thornley
Starring
Music byBruce Retief
StudioTriggerfish Animation Studios
Distributed byCMG (international)
Sony Pictures (English territories)
Release datesJuly 3, 2012
Running time83 minutes
CountrySouth Africa
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million
Box office$29,694,525[1]

Zambezia (also known as Adventures in Zambezia) is a South African 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film. Directed by Wayne Thornley and written by Andrew Cook, Raffaella Delle Donne, and Anthony Silverston, it is the first film produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios and distributed by CMG and Sony Pictures in English territories. 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film won the Best South African Feature Film[2] 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 African Movie Academy Awards.

Accolades[edit]

AwardCategoryRecipientResult
Annie Awards[3]Music in an Animated Feature ProductionBruce RetiefNominated
Voice Acting in an Animated Feature ProductionJim Cummings

Sequel[edit]

In November 2013, Triggerfish announced that they will produce a new Zambezia film as a sequel for the studio's franchise. Anthony Silverston said, "I hope we can produce the sequel of Zambezia, [...] called Adventures in Zambezia 2."

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?page=&country=00&wk=2013W9&id=_fZAMBEZIA01
  2. ^ "Durban International Film Festival: All the winners". Deadline. July 30, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Annie Award Nominations Unveiled". Deadline. December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 

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