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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.

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Reggie (voice)
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Jake (voice)
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Jenny (voice)
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S.T.E.V.E. (voice)
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Myles Standish (voice)
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Chief Broadbeak (voice)
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Amos (voice)
Jeff Biancalana ...
General Sagan / Hazmats / Additional Voice Talent (voice)
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Danny (voice)
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Narrator / Alejandro (voice)
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Chief Massasoit (voice)
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Pilgrim Woman (voice)
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After years of fruitless warning of his farmyard brethren of the coming Thanksgiving doom, Reggie the Turkey finds himself spared as the annual Pardoned Turkey. However, Reggie's easy life is disrupted by Jake, a fanatic turkey who drags him along with the insane idea of going back in time to make sure turkeys are not part of the first Thanksgiving. Through foolhardiness and luck, the pair manage to take an experimental time machine to do just that. Now in 1621 at the Plymouth colony, Reggie and Jake find themselves in the middle of a turkey clan's struggle for survival. In doing so, their preconceptions of the world and themselves are challenged forever in a conflict from which the world will never be the same. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The greatest turkey movie of all time. See more »


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Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor | See all certifications »

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1 November 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,805,237 (USA) (1 November 2013)

Gross:

$55,747,724 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Trivia

Ren and Stimpy creator and animator John Kricfalusi was brought on early in the production as a conceptual artist. He submitted numerous character designs and sequences, none of which were used in the film, but are available for viewing on his blog. See more »

Goofs

In one scene the villagers toss dynamite at the turkeys. Dynamite was invented in 1867, 250 years in the future. See more »

Quotes

Elder Turkey: Everything is made of Corn! Green leafy Corn, Corn Corn... Fire Corn!
Reggie: Yeah, that's a great theory and all but I think that's called the Sun.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene during the credits where Jake returns holding a duck and a chicken under both of his arms. When asked by Reggie why he returned, Jake's response is, "Have you heard about the turducken?" See more »

Connections

References Predator (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Up Around The Bend
Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Performed by Social Distortion
Courtesy of Swing and Swagger, LLC
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Comic yet appropriately stark retelling of historical setting
13 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's too bad that some reviewing this splendidly made and acted movie, seem to either have no sense of humor, or void of it only , when its about animal rights issues or so it seems. Movie reviewing is about objectivity, and if none can be given, none should be offered. Thats only fair to the medium.

It shouldn't matter, whatever the presumed 'goal' is in a movie, if its done with humor and accuracy and style, regardless, it should be judged solely on that, leaving politics out of it,- but since that was brought up, as someone whose diet resembles this movie on some grounds, was delighted to see such a topic presented in such high class with clever reference to historical data.

ONe can only hope as a species, we advance as we learn about our surroundings, comically and otherwise , as the protagonists in this movie do. Without creating spoilers, the irony is stark in this one . Some say this was void of any plot, not that it needed to be deep given the storyline which doesn't need to be necessarily deep to convey meaning in this case, but simple or not, the writing is clever and the use of acting voices to convey parallels to other movies was very clever and well done. Some of the deepest irony in this was the dialogue about one choice over another, and when you hear it, you'll smile and realize the movie has more depth and candidness than you might have been expecting, and given a history many of us never know or may learn of, the character swap couldn't have been more acute and appropriate . Near the end, you will fully realize this ( likely before), and it will make you smile and given some of us a sense of justice next to sadness . This PG movie does not insist on that, because while it does have historical reference as noted earlier, it does it in a lighthearted as possible way for the entire family. Laughter matters even discussing important topics, and this does not disappoint.

Birds become the twice removed ( think history) through clever use of anthropomorphism , making a point yet retaining smiles from the audience as well as humility.

The movie has hilarious in context, and I didn't have to push myself, to laugh, so the comments about it not being funny, are absurd and made up facts at their worst. I"m not kidding, I laughed right off, not even a minute or two into the movie, so those saying otherwise must have judged the movie on other fronts, because it was funny and tons of people have already said as much. Different views notwithstanding most would find this hilarious in conjunction with more serious topics this movie explored.

The stereotypes were rampant in this, which made it all the more funny, with yes, clear underlying tones of indicators as to why our food supply ideas and beliefs should be re-thought out. I'ts not a 'heavy hit' tone, but it's clearly there and appropriate. We grow as a specie as we evaluate our past and learn and elevate ourselves as a result; there is nothing ever wrong with appropriate introspection.

THe movie is so funny though even through the stark imagery and notes to history, that after while that dissipates and you just laugh out loud even though hidden beneath the surface that kids likely will not get and prob. best, is a tempest in a teapot of a story that needs to be told; it was done in style, lightly enough for mostly a children's story but with enough historical reference to give adults pause of the history they are part of.

I want to reiterate, that the movie made its points , clearly and efficiently, without hitting the subject too hard because laughter is good for all of us and sometimes it makes history easier to grasp and more desirable as well.

Easily a 10, a must see for the entire family, noting the PG rating of course.


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