‘Free Birds’ Trailer with Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler
2013 hasn’t been a great year for animated films. None of the spring releases broke out as both a critical and box office success in the way past films such as How to Train Your Dragon did, and this summer’s animated films are sequels with minimal positive buzz (sorry Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University fans). But, there’s still hope for the fall and winter releases and first up is the trailer for Free Birds, a story about time traveling turkeys starring Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson. Also appearing in the film is Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, and Colm Meaney.
In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), 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 Thanksgiving menu for good.
The trailer makes this film look… well, actually, it looks pretty good. Funny gags and most definitely not a plot retread from some other movie. Some nice pop culture references here, too. Plus, I think Owen Wilson plays “fish out of water” better than nearly anyone (see: Cars and Midnight in Paris, and to a lesser extent The Internship).
Free Birds opens on November 1st and certainly hope to ride the wave of interest in Thanksgiving to box office success.