Wednesday, March 27 2013, 12:18 AM MDT
Blu-ray Review: Adventures in Zambezia
Adventures in Zambezia
Genre: Animated, Adventure
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Available On: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo
The Film: Kai, a young falcon, runs away from his overprotective father to find adventure in the big bird city of Zambezia.
The Extras: Music Video, “Birds of a Feather,” “An African Story,” “The Tree City” and “Technical Challenges” Featurettes
Recommendation: “Adventures in Zambezia” (AKA “Zambezia”) was produced in South Africa on a fairly modest budget and features the voice talents of Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Abigail Breslin, Leonard Nemoy and Richard E. Grant. The animation isn’t quite on par with the latest Pixar or DreamWorks productions, but it still looks remarkably good. The story is overly predictable and probably won’t keep the attention of many adults, but children will certainly enjoy the combination of action, romance and slapstick comedy.
-Ryan Michael Painter