Khumba
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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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

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

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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

"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.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

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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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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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
London Evening Standard

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

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Guy Lodge
Variety

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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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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