Khumba, a home-grown animation movie set in the Great Karoo, has just been launched in South African movie theatres.
The production notes:
‘A young zebra, born with only half his stripes is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land.
‘Teaming up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, Khumba sets out on a daring mission across the Karoo desert to find the legendary waterhole where the first zebras got their stripes.
‘Along the way he meets a host of colourful characters, but before he can reunite with his herd, Khumba will have to come face to face with a menacing leopard to take part in an epic battle.’
The local makers of Khumba hired some big Hollywood guns to add their voices to some of the lead characters. Steve Buschemi, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant and Liam Neeson all feature in Khumba, which has been very well received at various international film festivals.
For some video clips on Khumba: