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Parents' Guide to

Adventures in Zambezia

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Colorful, comic bird tale with lots of cartoon action.

Movie G 2013 82 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Nice and clean family fun movie

It's one of those few movies which doesn't have anything related to sexual attraction, which is somehow creeping in all cartoon movies these days. Storyline was simple and although I didn't find it much entertaining, it was clean humor which is way more valuable to me. A family friendly movie with the message that sticking together is important even when the going gets tough.
age 4+

Will be watching this again. :)

A lovely movie. We have enjoyed watching it together as a family. No sexual innuendo and other inappropriate content too often present in animated movies. Thank you Triggerfish! And a fantastic score by a remarkably talented local South African.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Though the story isn't terribly original, the storytelling is. Kids will like Kai; they'll root for Zoe, Sekhuru and company; and they'll be moved when Kai and his dad are re-united. Characters are well-defined (even the villains have distinctive personalities), the music and sounds of Africa add charm and a degree of authenticity, and there's enough action to keep adventure-lovers happy.

Going straight to DVD in the US, even with A-list actors, engaging characters, and colorful, upbeat animation, this movie may be overlooked by home viewing families. That would be a shame, because it's a funny movie, with good messages and enthusiastic performances.

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