Breslin, Goldblum, Nimoy, Jackson to Voice Zambezia

Abigail Breslin (Rango, Little Miss Sunshine), Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), and Samuel L. Jackson  (Captain America: The First Avenger) have joined the voice cast of South Africa’s first 3D-animated feature Zambezia.   Additional voice talents include Richard E. Grant (Corpse Bride), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Jennifer Lewis (The Princess and the Frog), and Jeremy Suarez (King of the Hill).

Zambezia is from Triggerfish Animation Studios and repped by Cinema Management Group (CMG) and is directed by Wayne Thornley.  Exec producers include Greg Becker and Claire Becker of Wonderful Works, Mace Neufeld (Invictus, The Hunt for Red October), and  Edward Noeltner of CMG. The screenplay was penned by Andrew Cook, Anthony Silverston, and Raffaella Delle Donne.

In the heart of Africa, perched on the edge of the spectacular Zambezi waterfalls, lies the amazing bird city of Zambezia; a bird sanctuary led by the wise and battle-tested Fish Eagle Sekhuru (Nimoy). The film follows a young flying daredevil Peregrine Falcon, Kai (Suarez), who leaves his remote outpost, and against his father’s (Jackson) wishes, joins Zambezia’s prestigious Hurricane defense flyers, fiercely trained by Ajax (Goldblum) to patrol the skies keeping Zambezia safe.

Both Zambezia and Triggerfish’s second 3D-animated feature, Khumba, the story of a little zebra born with only half its stripes, currently also in production in Cape Town, are being represented for international sales by CMG.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Movies, Tech

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