South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming feature Khumba. The 3-D, CG-animated feature has been making the festival rounds since spring, when it screened in Cannes and Annecy. Most recently, the film won Best Children’s Feature at Anima Mundi in Brazil and has been selected to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Featuring the voices of Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne, Richard E. Grant, Steve Buscemi, Anika Noni Rose, Anna-Sophia Rob, Jake T. Austin and Loretta Devine, the film tells the story of a half-striped Zebra (Austin) who is blamed for a severe drought by his superstitious herd. He leaves his home in search of the magic waterhole where legend has it the first Zebras got their stripes. Teaming up with an overprotective, sassy wildebeest (Devine) and a self-obsessed ostrich (Grant), this plucky young zebra meets an array of wacky characters in an unforgettable adventure through the Great Karoo to earn his stripes.
The original story was penned by Triggerfish writers Raffaella Delle Donne and Anthony Silverston in consultation with Jonathan Roberts, co-writer of The Lion King. Silverston is also the director. Stuart Forrest of Triggerfish Animation Studios (Zambezia) produced the feature. The film is represented internationally by Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group.
Here is the new trailer: