South African studio Triggerfish’s new animated feature Khumba feature will be available on DVD and Blu-ray exclusively at Walmart stores on January 14 and will be out on VOD and sold everywhere on Feb. 11. Millennium Ent. is handling the U.S. release.
The CG-animated family movie stars Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place), Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi, AnnaSophia Robb and many more. Directed by Anthony Silverston and co-written by Anthony Silverston, Raffaella Delle Donne and Jonathan Roberts (The Lion King, Monsters Inc., The Hunchback of Notre Dame), the movie was released in theaters for an Oscar-qualifying run on December 6.
The movie centers on the adventures of a young zebra, born with only half his stripes, who is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land. Teaming up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, Khumba sets out on a daring mission across the Karoo desert to find the legendary waterhole where the first zebras got their stripes.
Here you can view a clip featuring the filmmakers discussing the animation process:
And here’s the trailer: