Free Birds

Free Birds

Director: Jimmy Hayward

Cast: Jimmy Hayward, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler

     
 

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Two rival turkeys travel back in time to prevent their own kind from becoming a savory Thanksgiving tradition in this animated comedy from Relativity Media and Reel FX. Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson head up the voice cast, with Jimmy Hayward (See more details below

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Overview

Two rival turkeys travel back in time to prevent their own kind from becoming a savory Thanksgiving tradition in this animated comedy from Relativity Media and Reel FX. Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson head up the voice cast, with Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) handling directing duties.

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A new player in the realm of kids' animated films enters the field with 2013's Free Birds, the first feature from the studio Reel FX. In a genre already crammed with competing production companies like DreamWorks, Pixar, Blue Sky, and even Aardman (the Wallace and Gromit guys), it's a worthy question as to whether a new contributor can add much to this saturated market. Lucky for us, the answer is yes. The movie follows the story of two spunky turkeys (voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson) that are sent back to the year 1621 in an egg-shaped time machine voiced by George Takei to save their ancestors from getting slaughtered at the first Thanksgiving. This sounds kind of horrifying, but it's actually pretty funny -- the jokes and gags are definitely written with a dry sensibility that makes them completely tolerable for parents, while maintaining enough heart to keep the tone nice and sweet (though rarely saccharine, thank God). The flock have to scramble and squawk and eventually band together to hurl flaming pumpkins at the bad guy, which is funny and exciting -- especially if you're eight. In case you're wondering how a story like this can resolve itself without being either bloody and terrifying or weirdly political (SPOILER ALERT), Owen Wilson's character uses his time machine to bring back a bunch of pizzas for the pilgrims and Native Americans, thus rescuing his brethren from slaughter forevermore. Kind of perfect, right? So you've got one less family film that you have to worry will make you want to wretch. Now there's something to be thankful for.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2014
UPC:
0024543883616
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
50,068

Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1:; Free Birds in high definition; Birds flipping history; Animating Free Birds: the main course; Winging it: animators in action; Talking turkey with composer Dominic Lewis; "Shake a Tail Feather" music video; ; Disc 2: ; Free Birds in standard definition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Owen Wilson Voice Only,Reggie
Woody Harrelson Voice Only,Jake
Amy Poehler Voice Only,Jenny
George Takei Voice Only,S.T.E.V.E.
Dan Fogler Voice Only,Governor Bradford
Colm Meaney Myles Standish,Voice Only
Keith David Chief Broadbeak,Voice Only
Jimmy Hayward Ranger,Leatherbeak,President,Hazmat
Kaitlyn Maher President's Daughter
Carlos Alazraqui Amos,Actor
Jeff Biancalana General Sagan,Hazmat
Danny Carey Danny
Carlos Ponce Narrator,Alejandro
Robert Beltran Chief Massasoit
Lesley Nicol Pilgrim Woman,Voice Only
Jason Finazzo Chrononaut One
Scott Mosier Pizza Dude
Lauren Bowles Jake's Mother
Dwight Howard Cold Turkey,Voice Only

Technical Credits
Jimmy Hayward Director,Screenwriter
Kevin Adams Production Designer
Jason Brewer Production Manager
Chris Cartagena Editor
Joanna Ferguson Production Manager
Dominic Lewis Score Composer
Scott Mosier Producer,Screenwriter
Kerry Rock Casting
Alonzo Ruvalcaba Co-producer
David I. Stern Executive Producer,Original Story
Geoffrey Stott Associate Producer
John J. Strauss Executive Producer,Original Story
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
Aron Warner Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Free Birds
1. Scene 1 [3:48]
2. Scene 2 [5:47]
3. Scene 3 [3:54]
4. Scene 4 [4:20]
5. Scene 5 [4:43]
6. Scene 6 [3:54]
7. Scene 7 [4:27]
8. Scene 8 [2:07]
9. Scene 9 [3:14]
10. Scene 10 [3:07]
11. Scene 11 [1:02]
12. Scene 12 [3:03]
13. Scene 13 [3:02]
14. Scene 14 [3:09]
15. Scene 15 [4:30]
16. Scene 16 [5:53]
17. Scene 17 [2:44]
18. Scene 18 [4:41]
19. Scene 19 [2:57]
20. Scene 20 [3:48]
21. Scene 21 [2:21]
22. Scene 22 [2:55]
23. Scene 23 [4:18]
24. Scene 24 [7:05]

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