Adventures in Zambezia On Blu-ray and DVD Review And Giveaway

    We are huge movie buffs in this house and we especially love to watch animated films.  Last night we made some family time to review the film Adventures in Zambezia on Blu-ray and DVD thanks to Sony Pictures.  We greatly enjoyed the graphics of the film as well as the theme of the film.

    The film is set in the bird city of Zambezia on the edge of Victoria Falls.  It’s a bird paradise where all different types of birds can live in peace without worrying about being attacked by predators.  The story centers around the life of a young falcon named Kai who is looking to spread his wings and assert his independence.

    He ends up learning a lot more than he bargained for when he finds out the true story of his family history and ends up defending the city and being taught how to be part of a community.  This story is told in South Africa and delivers lively and colorful images as well as multicultural references.

    I had the opportunity to discuss with my boys some of the messages that were taught in the film.  It addresses the issue of coming of age and leaving home to become an adult when Kai leaves his family’s nest to travel to Zambezia.  Additionally, it focuses on the importance of being brave in the face of adversity when Kai is called upon to defend the city from predators.

    Your family will be sure to enjoy the film as much as our family did.  You can even download a free activity book as a guide to discuss the film with your family.


Our sponsor is giving away two copies of Adventures in Zambezia, one on Blu-ray and one on DVD, to two readers of Tough Cookie Mommy.a Rafflecopter giveaway

Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Sony Pictures to test/review in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Wow–I can never name a “favorite of all time”—there are just too many good ones! We did really enjoy the “Madagascar” movies, because they are so funny. There is great humor for the kids and the adults.
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  2. I really like The Little Mermaid.

  3. Elda Torres says

    Me encantan todas las de las princesas de Disney,por que me transportan a un mundo magico.

  4. my favorite is disney’s up

  5. oh I am sure we will enjoy this movie.

  6. oops Madagascar is a favorite;)for the moment!

  7. The Incredibles, the whole family enjoys it.

  8. I love “Persepolis”, because it take the animation genre, and spins it on its head, not just with its visuals, but it overall story.

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  9. Wreck It Ralph because I’m a huge video game nerd and it’s all about video games!!!!

  10. Beauty and the Beast. I love the romance in it.

  11. What is your favorite animated film of all time


  12. My favorite animated movie of all time is Wreck-it Ralph. It is my favorite because it integrates video games which was something i spent a good part of my childhood doing…

  13. My favorite animated movie of all time would have to be Finding Nemo. I remember watching it for the first time with my family. It’s still a great movie that I love to watch with them.

  14. We love Shrek! It was funny for the kids and the adults. We watch it all the time.

  15. I love shrek too! It has great music and it’s funny. It’s a movie the whole family enjoys. Plus they made more than one. Thanks

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  17. Anastasia says

    I love Wall-E, because it has great sci fi elements and it’s really sweet 🙂

  18. that’s a tough one but I would have to say Finding Nemo.

  19. Amanda Hoffman says

    i like finding nemo. it was so cute and funny.

  20. Shrek is one of our favorites. It’s a movie the whole family enjoys watching together.

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  22. Lion king is my all time favorite because i love the songs and the storyline! I now show it to my toddler who also loves the movie.

  23. My favorite animated film of all time is Madagascar because it has fabuloss characters and their adventures are unmatched.

  24. Antionette Blake says

    Great review/comparisons. I liked the first movie and am looking forward to seeing the 2nd.

  25. alice in wonderland is my favorite animated movie of all time! i just love everything about it! it has so many unique things in it! my faves are the cheshire cat, the singing flowers & the mad hatter! my daughters love it too!

  26. Hands down it’s the movie Up. I watched it while I was pregnant and bawled like a baby, lol. Now that my daughter is a toddler she loves the movie too, I like watching it with her. Such a sweet love story in the beginning!

  27. My favorite animated movie is Finding Nemo. I loved the colorful graphics and the message about love and caring was great.

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  29. My favorite is The Fox and they Hound. It is a great story about friendship. We watch it all the time and amazing that my husband is the biggest fan!

  30. Our favorite animated movie is Toy Story and the sequels 🙂 The kids can’t get enough of the talking toys! lol

  31. jworzala says

    My favorite would be Toy Story. The friendship and bond that the toys share really chokes me up.

  32. That’s a tough questions! I have so many! I’m going to have to say Wreck it Ralph because I’m a gamer and I like how it had a bunch of different video game characters in it. It brought back some memories, that’s for sure! I also thought the animation and story line were really good.

  33. My favorite of all time has to be Fox and the Hound. Mostly because it was my childhood favorite. The story line is cute. And also The Lion King 🙂
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  34. wall-e, great story great animation

  35. My favorite animated movie has to be The Emperor’s New Groove. I am a big fan of David Spade and Patrick Wardburton! Plus, who doesn’t love a feel good Disney movie!

  36. Ed Nemmers says

    “Ratatouille”; it is imaginative and literate!

  37. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    beauty and the beast
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  38. My favorite of all time is the Lion King. I remember seeing it in the theaters with my extended family. Is one of the first I recognized how complex some animated films are.

  39. susan1215 says

    My favorite is Toy Story. I like it because it has great characters that kids can relate too and storylines that teach and entertain.

  40. i have many favorites one of my top is UP

  41. i loved the Disney animated Robin Hood. It makes me sad that I can’t get my kids into it, because I sure would love to watch it again. The king sucking his thumb used to crack me up.

  42. kathy pease says

    I loved beauty and the beast it was such a great movie. It also had some very catchy songs..I could watch this over and over again 🙂

  43. It is a hard choice but I have to say it is Bambi. The movie always moves me to tears but I love the sweetness of the friendship of Bambi and Thumper and I especially love the way that the movie is so timeless and you never tire of seeing it.

  44. My favorite animated movie ever is Jungle Book. It’s kind of cool that my teenage son also still loves it. As far as CGI goes, you could name just about any Pixar movie. Wal-E. The Incredibles. Toy Story 3. They all have great story, gorgeous animation, and tons of heart.

  45. I love Dumbo. I still cry every time whne Dumbo is separated from his mom.

  46. krystal wethington says

    I always liked the rescuers.It was a cute movie.

  47. susansmoaks says

    my favorite animated film ever is shrek, i love that movie!

  48. My favorite animated movie is the Incredibles. I loved the storyline, and the characters. My kids have watched it again and again!

  49. Always has been Toy Story. I don’t see any other film now that has both the great adult and child humor for both audiences.

  50. My favorite animated film of all time is The Rescuers. I love how the two little white mouse are on a mission to save a young girl and retrieve the world’s largest diamond! Such a delightful movie!!!!

  51. My favorite of all time is The Lion King because I loved the story but I loved the music. I actually bought the soundtrack for it too.

  52. There are so many that I love, but I would say Lion King is my favorite. My oldest daughter would watch it over and over again when she was younger and it really grew on my.

  53. We recently went out to see the Croods, and it was actually pretty cute. I think it was really fun,and it was a different look at “american families” haha.

  54. I love the two chacters in UP, they really show how people can grow.

  55. Vikki Billings says

    I believe that my favorite of all times would have to be Lady and the Tramp, because its a beautiful love story. I love also that the whole family can enjoy it together and my grandkids can watch it anytime because its a safe, clean dvd choice. I love Disney movies!

  56. Lucy Schwartz says

    My favorite animated movie is the Puss and Boots voiced by Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayak. The phrase Bad Kitty just cracks me up.

  57. Toy story. It was so different and had a sweet story as well. My kids loved the humor in it too..

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