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The South African family film "Zambezia" is assembling quite a voice cast for its bird tale.
Triggerfish Animation Studios is still hard at work on the film but seems to be adding actors all the time. The latest additions are Leonard Nimoy, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum and Samuel L. Jackson (or, as we like to think of them, Spock, Little Miss Sunshine, Seth Brundle and Nick Fury).
In the 3-D family film, a fresh young falcon named Khaya is chomping at the bit to stretch his wings outside of the bird sanctuary he grew up in. Once he learns of an awesome nearby city full of birds, he jets off for some adventure. Khaya has some good times with his new friend Zed and even gets a little flirty with Tini the birdy, but drama ensues when two storks and a lizard named Budzo decide to eff with the peace of Zambezia. And they take Khaya's dad hostage. What fresh bird hell is this?!
Nimoy will be voicing the character of Sekhuru, the founder of Zambezia. It's not clear who the other actors will be playing, although chances are good that Breslin will be Sekhuru's adopted daughter Tini, Goldblum will be Zed, and Jackson will play the baddie. (Get the full rundown on the story here.)
Triggerfish is also behind another adorable talking animal film, "Khumba," which is about a zebra who has an unfortunate problem with his stripes -- he's only got half of 'em. "Khumba" is still looking for a distributor, as is "Zambezia."