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Join the quest to find his stripes in Khumba

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Most animated films that hit the big screen end up being major hits, but what a lot of people don’t know is that there are tons of them hitting video shelves all the time. Some are rip off of other films, some are sequels, and some are just original films. The latest Khumba features a decent voice cast including Liam Neeson, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne, and AnnaSophia Robb, but does it have the animation and story to back it up?

Khumba follows a half-stripped zebra, that has been rejected by his superstitious herd, who embarks on a quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo. The animation to this film is pretty good, which is a rare find with these straight to video animated features. Some will think this is some sort of rip off from the Madagascar films, but it’s really not. The voice work works, but no one really stands out as anything memorable, but still all adequate performances. Where this film struggles is the early parts of the story and some of the pacing. For the first quarter of the film it doesn’t work all that great and is a bit of a struggle to find it’s footing. If you can get through this section of the film and into the main fun filled adventure aspect then it ends up being a pretty fun little film.

There is no doubt that this film is geared towards a younger audience and the added family approved dove seal promises lets you know the kind of humor that you will be getting. With that being said it still manages to deliver way more than most films of its kind. If you are looking for an animated film that has a message and is fun for the whole family then check this one out.


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