The animals of a once protected reserve in India are being threatened by man’s development and destruction of their forest. Sultan the leopard (Cary Elwes) fights a brave battle and saves his young cub Yuvi, but loses his life in the process. That night, a group of frightened animals gather to discuss their fate. Yuvi urges them not to give up their homes, saying this is not what his dad, would have wanted. The hot headed militant monkey, Bajrangi, wants to declare a full scale war, but Bagga the bear (Brad Garrett), has a more civilized suggestion. He believes that all problems could be sorted out through peaceful discussions. Saying the best way to get back their homes is to have a dialog with the humans and win their hearts. The only problem being that animals can’t speak to humans. Then, Air India (Christopher Lloyd), a pigeon with short term memory loss, remembers meeting a multi-lingual parrot who spoke human.
With hope in their hearts, Yuvi, Begum-Yuvi’s mom (Vanessa Williams), Bajrangi, and Bagga set off on a safari to Delhi. But first, they must convince Alex, an obstinate talking parrot to leave his life of luxury in a gilded cage and join them on their trek as their spokesman. An exciting adventure ensues with the motley crew meeting many interesting characters along the way including a pair of performing flamingos (Jason Alexander and Jane Lynch). This wonderfully entertaining family film has everything: fun characters, great Bollywood music, top-notch animation and an engaging, inspirational story with a “save the animals” message that has garnered support from PETA.