Khumba Reviews

August 25, 2014
The animation is vibrant and the voice cast impressive... So it's a great shame that the animators and actors are let down by the meandering plot and trite dialogue.
April 11, 2014
The kids' movie market is crowded with superior specimens; they'll eat Khumba alive.
April 11, 2014
A dearth of new and interesting ideas characterises this stock animated caper with furry critters a-plenty.
April 11, 2014
If it were a little worse then it might offer some mindless good fun.
April 10, 2014
Lovely animation and an abundance of comic relief should keep the tots engaged but this is not exactly The Lion King.
April 10, 2014
There's a pretty score of harmonic, Isicathamiya-influenced music, but this is a tedious time-killer for those desperate to keep kids occupied.
April 7, 2014
Everything is leftovers, from the lazy casting of dependable but typecast stars (Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi), to a quest structure Robert McKee would dismiss as formulaic.
April 7, 2014
A flavourless concoction that tries to tap into the storytelling of a Madagascar or Lion King but falls well short of the humour and pathos of either.
December 13, 2013
Khumba, despite being resoundingly terrible, will probably appeal to children in the same way that a Lucky Charms commercial or an inflatable bouncy castle would.
December 6, 2013
"Khumba" is essentially cut-and-paste cinema. The film's creators borrow a lot from the "Madagascar" and "Ice Age" films, and while that doesn't sound that bad, "Khumba" is disastrously uninspired.