Great news! Another animated film is coming to the big screen soon! Khumba (which is brought to you by the maker’s of 2012’s Zambezia) is scheduled for release in South Africa on the 25th of October 2013. The film was already released in the United States a few days ago. The film was made by Triggerfish studios and is distributed by Millennium films.
After being rejected by his superstitious herd, Khumba (a half-striped zebra) embarks on a journey to earn his stripes, but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo. The film is directed by Cape Town based director Anthony Silverston (who co-wrote the screenplay for 2012’s Zambezia). The film was one of the five animated films to be selected for the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year.
Khumba features the voice talents of Jake T. Austin, Anna Sophia Robb, Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne, Joey Richter, Catherine Tate, Richard E. Grant. Dee Bradley Baker, Greg Ellis, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Cody, Steve Buscemi and various others and is rumoured to have a budget of $20 million. The film has already taken in $22 million after it’s opening weekend at the US box office. Khumba was also be released in Afrikaans in selected cinemas in South Africa.
Judging by the trailer below, Khumba is going to a fun-filled ride with lots of laughs. Don’t take my word for it though, check the trailer out for yourself!
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