The animated feature Adventures in Zambesia has recently grossed an estimated $18 million worldwide, which makes it the top grossing South African film in the past 30 years. The Triggerfish Animation-produced film was recently sold to French distributor Metropolitan Films, which signed up for both Adventures in Zambesia and Triggerfish’s next animated project, Khumba. Among the other final territories to be licensed on Zambezia were Spain, which went to Big Pictures, and Hungary, which was acquired by ADS Services.
Zambesia uses 3D CG animation and features an impressive voice cast that includes Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy, and Samuel L. Jackson Also lending their voices are animation veterans Richard E. Grant, Jim Cummings, and Jenifer Lewis.
The film has so far been a hit in Poland, Benelux, Russia, South Korea, Portugal, Israel and its home territory of South Africa.The film will be released in March 28 in the United States on home video formats available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores.