Zambezia is a South African 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.Wikipedia
With its consistent invention and visual deftness, Zambezia provides popcorn-ready entertainment for the entire family.
The plot of this South African film is needlessly complicated and the dialogues, too many. The surfeit of characters clutters the film and makes the pace plod at times, despite the relatively short running time. The animations look quite dull and not smooth enough, like a dated video game. This one's fairly ho-hum.
Predictability seeps in early on in the film. There is nothing that is new or hasn’t been done before. In an age where every animation film breaks a new ground, Zambezia looks a bit old and dated.
This film is an amalgamation of South African spirit and Hollywood subtlety. Targeted at kids between 5 to 10 years of age, parents too would find the film fascinating.The film is refreshingly delightful.
In spite of being a debut venture, Director Wayne Thornley ‘s efforts, to churn out a film that appeals to children, should be lauded. With ten writers taking the credence for the film’s story, audience shall nowhere feel that it has led to adulteration. And although the film is not a Pixar, Walt Disney or Dreamworks production yet a team of 155 people working on the animation of the film do not falter with the work.