After All Great Movie.
(2012) Adventures In Zambezia
COMPUTER ANIMATION FAMILY ADVENTURE
An ambitious young falcon Kai as well as other birds seeking for the ultimate bird's paradise called Zambezia, which is really a huge tree house located in the middle of some occurring water falls. And the egg eating lizards are the bad guys with Budzo being the most conniving trying to convince a hoard of marabous to work alongside with him.
One of the major problems is that upon viewers first seeing the different varieties of birds, I am unable to tell which bird is what, since I thought the so-called falcons looked liked owls, while the marabous looked like vultures. This is one of those computer animations where one would have to read up on first before watching.
2 out of 4 stars
Ultimately it isn't really anything special or memorable, being completely predictable and ticking all the boxes you'd expect it to. Certainly not on par quality-wise with what the First World is doing. I could forgive the animation not being AnimalLogic-levels of amazing, but I can't forgive sitting there thinking, for instance, that Eezee is pretty much just Bugsy, or that I'm looking at a Rio-ified version of the Great Tree.
The biggest delight ultimately, for me at least, is ornitological - spying, and being able to identify many uniquely African bird species, a number of which I am sure some foreigners will find far too colourful to be real.
The thing that stopped it from being a better family movie was the style of the animation.
The only star that appears in this film is Samuel L. Jackson (the others are unknown to me at least), but it does not help much. Birds defending their eggs most risky spectacular Victoria Falls, the plot is not the source properly up and running (in spite of the great African scenery).Animating could be a slightly more better (does not pull in any way compares to Disney and DreamWorks left).