Remember the buzz about Joey Richter voicing an animated zebra that was circulating last year? Well, we hear that the film he was in, Khumba, is being screened at the 66th Annual Cannes International Film Festival!
If you were unaware, here’s the synopsis of the movie:
Khumba tells the story of a young zebra born with only half his stripes who is rejected by his superstitious herd and blamed for a sudden drought affecting the land.
Teaming up with a sassy wildebeest and a flamboyant ostrich, Khumba sets out on a daring mission across the Karoo desert to find the legendary waterhole where the first zebras got their stripes. Along the way he meets a host of colourful characters, but before he can reunite with his herd, Khumba will have to come face to face with a menacing leopard and take part in an epic battle.
Joey Richter voices Themba, one of Khumba’s zebra friends. Other notable names in the cast are Steve Buscemi, Catherine Tate, Liam Neeson, Jake T. Austin, Laurence Fishburne and more!
The Cannes International Film Festival takes place May 15-26.
Hopefully this means that Khumba is getting closer to an international release date! We’ll update you if we hear anything!