‘Free Birds’ No Turkey


Relativity and Reel FX studio have announced that their animated project formerly known as Turkeys has been officially retitled as Free Birds. The CG animated feature will be released nationwide on November 1, 2013 in 3-D and standard formats.

Directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears A Who!), the family-friendly buddy comedy centers on two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time and change the course of history to get turkey off the holiday menu for good. The voice cast includes Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney and Keith David. Scott Mosier, Craig Mazin, John Strauss and David I. Stern are producers on the film.

In addition to Free Birds, Reel FX’s current slate includes The Book of Life and an untitled animated adaptation of the comic-book series Beasts of Burden.

(from left) Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson

(from left) Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson

  • Scott550

    Wow. Lame title to LAMER title. What a freaking mess of a dumb cartoon. Horribly “directed,” and the writing is even worse. Won’t be finished in time, and even if it is, it’ll flop.

    • Idontwanna

      Wow, SOMEONE woke up on the wrong side of the keyboard apparently! I guess being psychic enough to see the directing, writing, finishing date, and success of an unreleased movie might cause grumpy headaches though.

      It’s not the best title on the surface, but there may be story or marketing reasons for it. But I suppose you would know that future man.