Adventures in Zambezia Thursday, 09 July 2020

Adventures in Zambezia

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    No matter how much you want to keep your children under your wing, sometimes they just need to fly solo.

  • Starring:

    Leonard Nimoy, Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L Jackson, Jenifer Lewis, Jim Cummings, Jamal Mixon, Richard E Grant

  • Directed by:

    Wayne Thornley

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Animals attack each other on land and in the air. A bird falls to its death down a ravine (his brother witnesses). A bird is kicked by a giraffe. Accidental property damage. Two birds push and shove each other during a race.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    None.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Family, father-son relationships, survival, seeking adventure, running away from home, teamwork, community, competition, acceptance, identity, rescue missions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Desert setting. Thunder, lightning. Hippopotamus, giraffes, falcons, crickets, lots of birds (marabou, stork, lovebirds, ducklings, parrots, kite, dodo, woodpecker), lizards, leguaan, grubs. Several sky-high point-of-view camera angles toward ground, across sky. A young bird hears how his mother was killed. Waterfall. Dead fish are seen. Moths (on sticks) are eaten as snacks. Bird poo is seen. An animal has a missing toe. Birds are seen in cages, caught in a net. Animal skeletons/bones.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Colourful. Impressive cast. Picturesque. Spirited.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Weak plot. Humourless. Mediocre animation. Lacks heart.

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