Khumba, the South African 3D animated feature film about a half-striped zebra that goes in search of a magic waterhole after he is blamed for the drought by his superstitious herd, will be released in Afrikaans in cinemas when it opens on 25 October 2013.
Khumba is the second animated feature produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios, following the successful global release of Adventures in Zambezia. It features the voice talents of Liam Neeson, Jake T Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Buscemi. The film is directed by Anthony Silverston.
“Khumba tells a story which is universal, so we are delighted to be able to release it in both English and Afrikaans as it will appeal to a wider audience,’ says Silverston. “It’s a great family story about the struggle to feel comfortable in your own skin and learning to fit in.’
“It’s a delightful story that is beautifully told,’ comments Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, which is releasing the film locally. “To be able to release a 3D animated film of this quality in Afrikaans is a major achievement for the industry and it’s sure to delight audiences.’