Cinema Management Group, The Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, The National Film and Video Foundation of SA,

Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Jenifer Lewis, Jim Cummings, Jamal Mixon, Richard E. Grant, David Shaughnessy, Noureen DeWulf, Tania Gunadi, Deep Roy

Kai (Jeremy Suarez) is a young bird who lives with his father in a bird town near Victoria Falls. Kai hears of the wonderful bird city of Zambezia and the brave birds who guard the place. Dad has no desire to go back there, but Kai is aching for adventure and a chance to try out as a guard. But there are some bad characters and bad history for Kai in Zambezia, and it’s a dangerous journey.

This animated children’s film is from Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. It took a long time to get this made, but it was worth the wait. The animation is stunning. The scenes of the waterfalls and of the birds themselves is stunning. Of course they also landed some of the best voice over talent to do the characters, so it’s very soothing to watch. The story is very similar to other films of this type. I saw a strong similarity to Kung Fu Panda with the main character heading back home to learn his history. It’s also similar to Finding Nemo where Kai’s Dad has to go out looking for him to try to rescue his son. But these similarities won’t bother the kids any, and I’m sure the younger kids and early teens will really enjoy this movie quite a bit. This is a true G rated film that will definitely please the little ones. But the quality of the animation and voice talent will make this enjoyable for the grown-ups as well.

I really enjoyed the fact that this is not one of the major studios bringing us this film, and that added to my appreciation of the project. If you’re a fan of animation as I am, this is a really nice movie. Now that it’s available on DVD, it’s a great opportunity to share this with the kids and grandkids to spend 83 minutes in a beautiful jungle world of birds and waterfalls. I recommend this movie.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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