Khumba (2013)

Rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo. (c) Millenium

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 10, 2014
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Derek Adams
Time Out

Just enough to keep restless kiddies from wandering off into the wilds.

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Miriam Bale
New York Times

Real-life nature is presented as more exotic, detailed and deeply felt than any fantasy world.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

The kids' movie market is crowded with superior specimens; they'll eat Khumba alive.

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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

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.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

A dearth of new and interesting ideas characterises this stock animated caper with furry critters a-plenty.

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Guy Lodge

Character movement occasionally has a stiff, disconnected quality, but the animators distinguish themselves with the weathered richness of their geographically unmistakable setting.

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Rich Cline

When this South African animated adventure embraces its unique setting and characters, it's visually stunning and a lot of fun.

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David Aldridge
Radio Times

Khumba isn't original - it's indebted in particular to The Lion King and Madagascar - but younger kids should enjoy the colourful safari.

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