Synopsis: Set in a bustling bird city on the edge of the majestic Victoria Falls, "Zambezia" is the story of Kai - a naïve, but high-spirited young falcon who travels to the bird city of "Zambezia" where he discovers the truth about his origins and, in defending the city, learns how to be part of a community.
Director(s): Wayne Thornley
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min


Marabou's at six o'clock.

There's a week stock of

food in that basket.

Keep coming.

They're heading on us. Shake

your tail feathers, Gogo.

Take this.

Direct hit.

Gogo, we just become aunties.

Hang on. Get them.

The eggs are getting

scrambled back here.

Be gone. You brute.

Hold on tight, ticketies.

Serious turbulence up ahead.

Don't you worry, Tini.

I'll get us to Zambezia.

Kai, get back here.

Not your cleanest landing.

Dad, what do you expect?

You can't just shout things

at me when I'm in the zone.

Is that the Twilight Zone? I didn't

know we were hunting giraffes now.

Yeah well, I was just trying

to do something different.

Good thing you had a helmet on.

I got nothing.

Come on, time for

some real training.

Hey dad, you're pretty

fast, for an old bird.

Your dad still has

a few moves left.

Then while you move aside

and watch the magic.

You know, when you were little chick

you didn't have such a mouth.

I wasn't this fast, either.

Not bad for an old bird.

Come on man. I'm

right behind you.

Let's try for a little

high-speed ascend.

Show me some upward control.


Keep the distance. Adjusting.

Lock wings and...


One crocodile, two crocodile...

Three crocodile, four crocodile...

Five crocodile. Open your wings.

Pull up.


Yeah, yeah, yeah, I did. I

can't believe I did it, yeah.

What was that? I

did it, I did it.

You trying to get yourself killed?

Five crocodiles.

Dad, that's gotta be a new record.

Did you see that?

I saw a hot shot

pulling a crazy stunt.

Where do you think I'm

training you for?

To be the fastest lizard grabber

in all the Kathungu. I don't know.

I was just trying

to make this fun.

I know, Kai, but...

Some day you gonna have

to look after yourself.

Cause no one else will.

Sure Dad, whatever you say.

How about lunch?

I got your favorite,

sting bug surprise.

They're going somewhere. Why

do we ever go anywhere?

I've never even gone

outside the boundary.

There is no reason to. We've got

everything we need to survive right here.

That's what it is all about?

Just surviving?

Is that a mom thought?

Oh, I'm sorry Dad, I

shouldn't have said that.

Why don't you go?

Check on the fence.

I'm going to patrol the boundary.

Hey I'll come with you.

Just check on the fence.

OK, check on the fence.

Third time this week.

Mighty Fortress of sticks.

Why do I say that?

Mention mom, pick the fence.

Simple equation.

Protecting from the critters.

Mayday, mayday. Assume crash position.

Hold tight.

The only thing those evil bandits

are gonna eat today is my dust.

Oh, No. Gogo.

I've got the body

of an old lady.

You're an old lady.

Hello, the egg. Right.

Sorry, of course. Here.

Hello, guys.

Cute, huh? You've made

a friend for life.

I'm gonna have to fix that tear.

Thieving Marabou.

You can fix that? She made

the whole basket. Wow!

Hey so, where are you from?

Are you visiting someone?

It can't be me. Let

just ask to yourself...

Are you, are you passing through, or...

We are on a mission.

Saving these poor babies from

all the bandits out there.

So where you gonna take'em now?

To Zambezia. There's no safer

place in all of Africa.

Zambezia? Where is that?

Are you getting my savage boy? You've

never heard of the city of birds?

We are much further off

course than I thought.

Well my darlings, looks like

an all night flight for us.

Hold up, hold up, why rush? We

never get any guest around here.

You guys stay the night.

What? Where's a big bird

like me gonna sleep?

Don't worry about it, we'll make room.

It's not much but it's home.

The ducklings could use a rest.

I do have a hard time

seeing at night.

Great, so that's the plan I'm Kai by the way.

Kai, the guy in the sky.

Well that's how my friends

call me, if I had any friends.

I do not know how long

I can keep him here.

He wants to go and see the world.

Meet other birds.

A free spirit, just

like his mother.

I was too harsh.

And all the food. I'm

talking nuts from Nigeria.

Seeds from Sudan,

bananas from Burundi.

Snails from Swaziland.

Swaziland? Where's that?

Is that november two?

Look at these two,

aren't they cute?

We've got some future

Hurricanes here.

Hurricanes? The Hurricanes

patrol the skies.

Keeping Zambezia safe and sound.

They are the top fliers

in all of Africa.

Protecting eggs, saving

orphans, fighting bad guys...

And all the big city? Being a

Hurricane would be so awesome.

Wait, can anyone go to Zambezia?

Of course, there's of every feather flapping together.

Well, almost any feather.

Except those vile,

disgusting Marabou!!!

Who are you guys? You

thought you could elude us?

On guard.

You've not getting this

babies on my watch.

We only want the goodies

in that basket.

Go on that in a civilized manner.

No one will get hurt. Comprendeis?

Nothing is civilized about you.

You eating thrashers.

You stay away from her.

Dad. What are you doing here?


Don't fight, I'm trying to help.

My dearest brother.

Get away from me.

I did what I could.

You brought this on yourself.

You raptors are all the same.

He was just hungry. We all have.

As if we Marabous

don't suffer enough.

Why us?

You'll pay for this.

You'll pay for this. Tendai?

Tendai, is it really you?

After all these years?

Kai, I told you not to bring

strangers into our home.

Strangers? Come little

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