Adventures in Zambezia – created by Cape Town-based TriggerFish Animation – tells the story of a young falcon named Kai who travels to the lively bird city of “Zambezia” determined to find out if there’s more to life than living in a remote base and hanging out with only his strict father. He hopes that this is chance to make it as a skilful flyer.
Arriving in Zambezia, Kai is amazed by the throngs of birds from all over Africa who are busy preparing for the Spring Celebrations. He soon befriends a fast-talking Nightjar called Ezee who knows how to enjoy the perks of community life and guides him through the city.
Things take a turn for the worst when Budzo – a vicious egg-eating Leguaan – hatches a plan to take control of the island city. Kai’s competitive individualist ways must give way to working together with his new-found friends in order to defend the city, and in doing so, learns the true value of community.
Adventures in Zambezia opens on 28 December 2012 at cinemas nationwide. Watch the trailer in the meantime…