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Free Birds (2013) at a glance

From the creators of The Book of Life (2014), the first animated feature by Reel FX Creative Studios Free Birds (2013) is directed by Jimmy Hayward. The film grossed USD 110,387,072 worldwide.

Free Birds (2013) Trailer

Free Birds (2013) Synopsis

After being pardoned by the President of the United States, Reggie lives a comfortable life at Camp David, enjoying pizza and telenovelas. On the other hand, Jake is the president and the only member of Turkeys Liberation Front. After initial rivalry and Jake bag kidnapping Reggie, they team up and hijack a time machine in a government lab and travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving to prevent turkeys from becoming the traditional holiday meal.

Free Birds (2013) Review

Reggie the pizza eating turkey and Jake, the President of the Turkeys Liberation Front.
Reggie the pizza eating turkey and Jake, the President of the Turkeys Liberation Front.

Free Birds (2013) is a hilarious thanksgiving treat. Although it has received unfavorable reviews, I would say it's certainly not that bad. Some of the elements in the movie may be culturally offensive to some but if we watch this with a light heart, it's actually a very funny movie with plenty of gags.

As been mentioned at the beginning of the movie, Free Birds (2013) is a work of fiction. It is loosely based on historical events so it is no way meant to be historically correct or accurate. However, they claimed that the talking turkeys are real though.

Daddy, it's this one!
Daddy, it's this one!

Still, the main characters (none other than the turkeys) and supporting characters (the time machine named S.T.E.V.E and the human such as the pizza guy, the president and his daughter) are quite likable, comical and adorable to a certain extent!

I do not know what's her name and she's just a minor character but the daughter of the fictional President of the United States is my favorite character for this movie! She is funny and quite friendly; she gets tired and falls asleep pretty fast which is incredible. She has also saved Reggie's life, making him the pardoned turkey so she's actually an important character too!

Adorable turkey chicks.
Adorable turkey chicks.

In short, this movie has the ability to make us laugh and laughter is certainly good for our health. I guess ultimately, the creators only wanted to convey that pizza is more than delicious and filling; it can bring people (and animals) together! Talk about the importance of food!

Probably really, Free Birds (2013) is the greatest turkey movie of all time!

Who will like this?

If you want to watch something original and funny, this may be what you're looking for! People who love turkeys will find this movie endearing, too!

PS. Mild adult humor, PG might be needed.

Other Reviews (From The Same Studio)

The Book of Life (2014)

Details of the movie

Director: Jimmy Hayward
Producer: Scott Mosier
Story: David I. Stern, John J. Strauss
Screenplay: Jimmy Hayward, Scott Mosier
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: Dominic Lewis
Studio: Reel FX Creative Studios
Starring: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Relativity Media
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Family
Running time: 91 mins
Budget: USD 55,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 110,387,072 est.

Official website(s)

Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon.
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Free Birds (2013) Behind the Scenes

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