Khumba | Adventure
The film was dedicated in memory of The Quagga Breeding Project founder Reinhold Rau, who died on 11 February 2006. Rau was known for efforts to use selective-breeding to recreate the extinct quagga, a close relative of the plains zebra.
- Initial release: 3 October 2013 (Kuwait)
- Release date: 8 September 2013 (TIFF) 25 October 2013 (South Africa)
- Director: Anthony Silverston
- Box office: 2.84 crores USD
- Budget: 2 crores USD
Khumba is a half-stripped zebra, born into an insular, isolated herd obsessed with stripes. So he was blamed and made fun of him for it.
Rumors that the strange foal is cursed spread and, before long, he is blamed for the drought that sets into the Great Karoo. When even his father, the leader of the herd, blames him for the lack of rain and the subsequent death of his mother, the outcast zebra leaves the confines of his home knowing that he cannot survive in the herd without all his stripes. Khumba ventures beyond the fence – vulnerable to the ferocious Leopard, Phango, who controls the waterholes and terrorizes the animals in the Great Karoo. Khumba is rescued from an opportunistic wild dog by a quirky duo: a wildebeest and an ostrich. Mama V is a self-confessed free spirit who does not want to be the average stay-at-home mom, like other wildebeest. Ironically, she mothers Bradley, a flamboyant but insecure ostrich who overcompensates for his scraggy feathers.
The original title is Khumba and also known as Humba, Kumba in different countries.
The tagline is Half a Zebra, a whole lot of adventure!
Yes available in Hindi, including other languages.