Relativity and Reel FX announced today that Hispanic radio personality Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo (Ice Age: Continental Drift), drummer for the world-renowned rock band Tool Danny Carey and Australian actor Josh Lawson (The Campaign) have joined the voice cast of Free Birds, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears A Who!). The CG-animated feature is set for wide theatrical release in 2D and 3D on November 1, 2013.
Free Birds also features the voice talent of Owen Wilson, who previously voiced Lightning McQueen in Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Woody Harrelson from The Hunger Games, Amy Poehler who voiced Sally O’Malley in Horton Hears a Who!, Lesley Nicol from Downtown Abbey, George Takei from Star Trek, Dan Fogler, who previously voiced Zeng in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, Con Air’s Colm Meaney, and Keith David who voiced The Cat in Coraline.
The buddy comedy chronicles the adventures of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
Producing are Scott Mosier (Clerks), Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II), John Strauss (The Santa Claus 2) and David l. Stern (Hotel Transylvania). The screenplay was written by Stern and Strauss, with a rewrite by Mazin.
Based in Dallas, TX, Reel FX develops and produces both animated films and live action movies. In addition to Free Birds, Reel FX’s growing animation slate includes Jorge Gutierrez-helmed The Book of Life (Guillermo del Toro producing) and an adaptation of the Beasts of Burden comic book series (Aron Warner and Andrew Adamson producing).