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Free Birds --  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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Free Birds -- 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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Writers:
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Release Date:
1 November 2013 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The greatest turkey movie of all time. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A little bit of gobbling fun. See more (76 total) »

Cast

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Owen Wilson ... Reggie (voice)

Woody Harrelson ... Jake (voice)

Amy Poehler ... Jenny (voice)

George Takei ... S.T.E.V.E. (voice)

Colm Meaney ... Myles Standish (voice)

Keith David ... Chief Broadbeak (voice)

Dan Fogler ... Governor Bradford (voice)

Jimmy Hayward ... Ranger / Leatherbeak / President / Hazmats / Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Kaitlyn Maher ... President's Daughter (voice)

Carlos Alazraqui ... Amos (voice)
Jeff Biancalana ... General Sagan / Hazmats / Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Danny Carey ... Danny (voice)

Carlos Ponce ... Narrator / Alejandro (voice)

Robert Beltran ... Chief Massasoit (voice)

Lesley Nicol ... Pilgrim Woman (voice)
Jason Finazzo ... Chrononaut One / Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Scott Mosier ... Pizza Dude / Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Lauren Bowles ... Jake's Mother (voice)

Dwight Howard ... Cold Turkey (voice)

Vincente DiSanti ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Jeff Fierson ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Josh Lawson ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

David S. Lee ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as David Lee)
Rik Michul ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

Alina Phelan ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)

William Morgan Sheppard ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as William Sheppard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elisa Gabrielli ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (uncredited)
Shunsuke Okubo ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jimmy Hayward 
 
Writing credits
Scott Mosier (screenplay) and
Jimmy Hayward (screenplay)

David I. Stern (story) &
John J. Strauss (story)

Produced by
Scott Mosier .... producer
Alonzo Ruvalcaba .... co-producer
David I. Stern .... executive producer
Geoffrey Stott .... associate producer
John J. Strauss .... executive producer
Aron Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Dominic Lewis 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Cartagena 
 
Casting by
Kerry Rock 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin R. Adams 
 
Production Management
Tim Archer .... studio post production supervisor
Jason Brewer .... production manager
David Dresher .... post-production supervisor
Joanna D. Ferguson .... production manager
Jasmine Johnson .... special thanks
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production supervisor: Relativity Media
Kyle Lawson .... associate production manager
Rik Michul .... associate production manager: editorial and story
Ari Patrick .... associate project manager
Briana Ryan .... pre-production manager
Kasey Smith .... associate production manager
Steven Weigle .... associate production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris DiGiovanni .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jesse Aclin .... character designer
Keith Baxter .... additional storyboard artist
Geefwee Boedoe .... environmental designer
Daniel Chong .... additional storyboard artist
Marty Cooper .... storyboard artist
Dustin D'Arnault .... visual development artist
Sylvain Deboissy .... character designer
Joe Ekers .... additional storyboard artist (as Joseph Rocket Eckers)
Jun Falkenstein .... storyboard artist
David Feiss .... additional storyboard artist
Will Finn .... storyboard artist
Carolyn Gair .... storyboard artist
Frederick J. Gardner III .... environment designer
Frederick J. Gardner III .... environmental designer
Greg Gibbons .... matte painting lead
Patrick Harpin .... storyboard artist
Tim Heitz .... additional storyboard artist
Taylor Hsieh .... storyboard artist
Dan Jeup .... character designer
Robin Joseph .... visual development artist
Yashar Kassai .... visual development artist
Jorgen Klubien .... additional storyboard artist
Josh Lieberman .... additional storyboard artist
Floyd Norman .... additional storyboard artist
Ryan O'Loughlin .... character designer
John Rice .... storyboard artist
James Rothwell .... lead digital animatic artist
Augusto Schillaci .... additional art director
Chris Schnabel .... environmental designer
Clayton Stillwell .... environmental designer
Paul Sullivan .... visual development artist (as Paul J. Sullivan)
Allen Tam .... environmental designer (as Allen C. Tam)
Jeffrey Thompson .... storyboard clean-up artist
Fred Warter .... visual development artist
William Weigand .... digital animatic artist
Dean Wellins .... character designer
Lorin Wood .... visual development artist
James Yavorsky .... model artist
Josh Zinman .... storyboard artist
Andy Bialk .... character designer (uncredited)
William Dely .... visual development artist (uncredited)
Brandon Jeffords .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
John Kricfalusi .... character designer (uncredited)
Mike Kunkel .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jason Lethcoe .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Ashby Manson .... visual development artist (uncredited)
Patrick Stannard .... visual development artist (uncredited)
Genevieve Tsai .... character designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Barnett .... additional re-recording mixer
Oliver Benavidez .... temp sound effects editor
Jonathan Borland .... sound effects editor (as Jon Borland)
Ronni Brown .... foley artist
Danny Caccavo .... digital editorial services
T.J. Callaway .... additional dialogue recording engineer
Brian Chumney .... dialogue editor
Jay Culliton .... original dialogue sound assistant
Danielle Dupre .... recordist
Sean England .... foley artist
Doug Ford .... engineering services
Ryan J. Frias .... digital editorial services
E.J. Holowicki .... sound effects editor
Kyle D. Krajewski .... recordist: POP Sound (as Kyle Krajewski)
Roy Latham .... audio engineer: Hyperbolic Audio
Leff Lefferts .... additional re-recording mixer
Dennis Leonard .... supervising sound editor
Brian Long .... engineering services
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer: POP Sound
Kimberly Patrick .... sound effects recordist
Mike Peters .... post production sound accountant
Frank Pittenger .... additional production recording
Frank Rinella .... foley supervisor
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Brad Semenoff .... adr editor
Mac Smith .... sound effects editor
Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialouge mixer: The LA Studios
Billy Theriot .... adr mixer
Randy Thom .... re-recording mixer
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Corey Tyler .... foley mixer
Tony Villaflor .... assistant re-recording mixer
Bonnie Wild .... digital editorial services
Larry Winer .... original dialogue mixer
Michael Levine .... digital transfer (uncredited)
Scott Levine .... digital editorial services (uncredited)
Edgar Meza .... engineering services (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jeffrey Alcantara .... lighting and compositing supervisor
Alberto Beguerie .... lighting and compositing artist
Walter Behrnes .... effects supervisor
Diane Bradley .... surfacing artist
Chris Browne .... fur artist
Chris Browne .... lighting/compositing artist
Billy Burson III .... lighting and compositing artist
Annie Caps-Wightman .... lighting and compositing artist
Connon Carey .... hair/fur artist
Connon Carey .... lighting and compositing artist
Joshua Carey .... rigging supervisor
Jon Childress Farmer .... set dressing supervisor
Kelsey Craig .... lighter & compositor (as Kelsey Randle)
Rachel Criscolo .... cg apprentice: Reel FX
Tyler DeLisle .... lighting and compositing artist
Caine Dickinson .... additional lighting & compositing
James Direen .... rigging artist
Robyn Ducharme .... compositing artist
Ravindra Dwivedi .... effects technical director
Amanda Fujita .... lighting and compositing artist
Andy Garcia .... sr lighting and compositing artist: Reel FX
Tony Garza .... lighting and compositing lead
Matteo Ghezzi .... texture artist
Todd Harper .... texture supervisor
Meg Higginbotham .... surfacing artist
Doug Hogan .... lighting artist & lead compositor
Jessica Hogan .... lighting/compositing artist
Chris Hummel .... Character Effects Supervisor
Nick Hurm .... production services supervisor
Nick Ilyin .... visual effects artist
Michael Jefferies .... pipeline developer
Tom M. Jordan .... modeling supervisor
Ken Kanipe .... rigging artist
Matthew Kiefer .... lighting and compositing artist
Andrew Kinney .... cg supervisor
Joe Kiser .... technical director (as Joseph Kiser)
Pen Livings .... texture artist
Kevin MacPhail .... pipeline developer
Randall Manning .... visual effects
David Maske .... lighting & compositing artist
Jeff Masters .... lighting and compositing artist
Peter McCord .... lighting and compositing artist
Daniel McCrummen .... rigging artist
William Scott McCullough .... visual effects: digital artist
Sean Ryan McEwan .... set dressing artist
Sarah Nicole Moore .... modeler
Garrett Moring .... lighting and compositing artist
Nicholas Naugle .... lighting artist
Chas Naylor .... visual effects artist
Will Nicholson .... cg supervisor: opening logos
Ehsan Parizi .... visual effects artist
Christopher Penny .... pipeline technical director
Scott Peterson .... digital supervisor
Seth Peterson .... lighting & compositing artist
Tymon Pitts .... pipeline developer
Sungman Pyun .... lighting and compositing artist
Chris Rasch .... visual effects artist
Meghann Robison .... texture artist
Jake Rusch .... visual effects artist
Monika Sawyer .... fur and feathers supervisor
Julie Schmalzried-Barrett .... production services technician
Nick Shirsty .... lighting and compositing artist
Sara Simon .... Senior surfacing artist
Kevin Taylor .... modeler
Julie Terrell .... technical lighter
Paul-Jozef Torrevillas .... lead fur artist
Paul-Jozef Torrevillas .... lighting artist
Kent Trammell .... modeler
Kathleen Tran .... compositor
Matthew R. Tucker .... rigger
Bert Van Brande .... director of production technology
Michael A. Wallace .... layout lead
Michael A. Wallace .... stereoscopy supervisor
Ed Whetstone .... lighting & compositing artist
Daniel Zinck .... surface/texture artist
Daniel Guindi .... lighting and compositing artist (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Kent Alfred .... lead animator
David Apgar .... animator (as David Alan Apgar)
Monica Aston .... animator
Brad Bardwell .... animator
Douglas Bell .... rigging lead
Jeff Biancalana .... head of story
Tony Bonilla .... animator
Patrick Bonneau .... animator
Ernesto Bottger .... lead animator
Eric Burnett .... lead animator
Angelo Sta. Catalina .... animator
Jessica Chan .... animator
Ray Chase .... directing animator
Kenny Chung .... animator
Tom Danen .... layout artist
José Luis de Lucas .... animator (as Jose Luis de Lucas Palacios)
Paul Diaz .... animator
Thierry DiDonna .... animator
Dallas Alan Dietrich .... layout artist
Don Dixon .... animator
Paul Downs .... animator
Eric Drobile .... lead animator
Sean Ermey .... additional animator
Brad Faucheux .... animator
Brad Fauchex .... animator
Andrew Ford .... animator
Shaun Freeman .... animator
Jordi Girones .... animator
Marisol Gladding .... layout artist
Keith Glass .... animator
Ellyn Klein Golub .... animation co-ordinator (as Ellyn S. Klein)
Emilie Goulet .... animator
Gerald Green .... additional animator
Allison Harbin .... production coordinator: animation
Andy Hass .... animator
Tim Hatcher .... animator
Geoff Hemphill .... lead animator
Greg Hulet .... layout apprentice
Jay Jackson .... animator
Jared Johnson .... animator
Joseph P. Johnston .... layout lead
Louis Jones .... lead animator
Morgan Kelly .... animator (as Morgan R. Kelly)
Derek Kent .... animator
Sing Khamnouane .... modeler
Aaron Kirby .... additional animator
Lea Kocurek .... animation production assistant
Jackie Koehler .... animator
Jacqueline Koehler .... animator
Justin Kupka .... animator
Alexandre F. Kümpel .... animator (as Alexandre Fornari Kumpel)
Phil Langone .... storyboard artist
Tim Lannon .... layout artist
Mary Ann Malcomb .... animator (as Maryann Malcomb)
Wesley Mandell .... directing animator
Gerald McAleece III .... layout supervisor
Rich McKain .... supervising animator
Alexiss Dawn Memmott .... animator
Ken Mitchroney .... storyboard artist
Jess Morris .... lead animator
Sean Mullen .... animator
Christopher Mullins .... animator (as Chris Mullins)
Stephen Orsini .... animator
Pete Paquette .... animator
Jimm Pegan .... layout artist
Jason Petrocelli .... animator
Dixie Pizani .... animator
Ryan Porter .... rigger
David Rodriguez .... animator
Vibeke Cleaverley Rodriguez .... animator
Sue Houston Safianoff .... animator
Dorian Soto .... animator
Miles Southan .... animator
Chris Street .... animator
Naveen Syed .... animator
Bill Tessier .... animator (as William Tessier)
Travis Tohill .... lead animator
Luis Carlos Uribe .... animator (as Luis Uribe)
David B. Vallone .... additional animator
Vitor Vilela .... lead animator
Michael C. Walling .... animator (as Mike Walling)
Leslie Watters .... animator
Danny Wawrzaszek .... animator (as Dan Wawrzaszek)
Todd Wilbur .... animator
Dan Wrightsell .... lead cfx td/fx artist
 
Casting Department
Jen Rudin .... additional casting (as Jennifer Rudin)
 
Editorial Department
Karl Armstrong .... associate editor
Ivan Bilancio .... additional editor
Sarah D. Cole .... second assistant editor (as Sarah Cole Disanti)
Sim Evan-Jones .... additional editor
Robert Fisher Jr. .... additional editor
Lawrence Gan .... second assistant editor
Justin Gladd .... additional assistant editor
Tiffany Hillkurtz .... additional editor
Edward Hobson .... senior digital cinema compressionist
Bruce Lomet .... digital intermediate producer
Alex McDonnell .... associate editor
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Short .... second assistant editor
Rob Thomson .... post-production coordinator
John Venzon .... additional editor
Jack Watts .... senior digital cinema compressionist
Sam Willing .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Chris Barrett .... assistant music recordist
Chris Beckstrom .... featured musician: saxophones
Alex Belcher .... technical score engineer
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt .... viola
Bob Bowen .... executive in charge of music
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp score
Ian Broucek .... music coordinator
Danny Carey .... featured musician: drums
Beth Caucci .... additional arrangements
Victor Chaga .... Score Technical Assistant
Dee Lewis Clay .... solo vocals
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
Iain Cuthbertson .... orchestrator
Dee Fredericks .... featured vocalist
Papa Ginou .... featured musician: ethnic winds (as Papa-Ginou)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Tommy Laurence .... orchestrator
Dominic Lewis .... music produced and arranged by
Dominic Lewis .... musician: featured vocalist
Steve Mair .... musician: double bass
David Metzner .... featured musician: guitars and bass
David Metzner .... music editor
Andrew Silver .... music editor (temp score)
Jill Streater .... music preparation
John Traunwieser .... additional music recordist
Happy Walters .... music supervisor
Christian Wenger .... score mix assistant
Nick Wollage .... score recorded by
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Ashton Thomas .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jordan Bach .... insight development
Oliver Benavidez .... production coordinator
Adam Benic .... assistant: Scott Mosier
Kathy Cavaiola .... production supervisor (as Kathy Cavaiola-Hill)
Hannah Checkley .... assistant: Aron Warner
Kyle Clark .... senior management
Joey Crone .... insight development
Vincente DiSanti .... story coordinator
Daniel Dixon .... insight development
David A. Flores .... media coordinator
Lara Blasingame Hancock .... production accountant (as Lara Blasingame)
Pete Herzog .... executive producer: special projects
Blade Ladish .... production assistant
Mike Lane .... client services
Robin A. Linn .... artist manager
David Lyons .... visual development coordinator
Sarah Marino .... additional production support
Marta Swingle Marks .... senior artist manager and head recruiter
Skylar Mathey .... digital media coordinator
Matt McPherson .... insight development
Andrew McTighe .... production coordinator
David Mouser .... production assistant
Stacy Owens .... assistant
David Parrish .... Head of Production
Chuck Peil .... business development
Travis Petticrew .... insight development
Collin Redding .... insight development
Kelly Redding .... insight development
Gates Roberg-Clark .... sr tool developer
Mike Romero .... render wrangler
Lilly Sechrist .... additional production support
Michael Sharp .... operations
Fran Smith .... assistant to writer and producer
Sara Stump .... assistant: Jimmy Hayward
Jason Taylor .... animation supervisor: Little Zoo Studio, LLC: commercial department
Elizabeth Walsh .... controller
Mark Whiting .... opening titles designed and directed by
Taylor Lee Williams .... commercial department
Chad Mathis .... legal services: The Clearance Lab (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Shanna Bassinger .... special thanks
Bob Crants .... special thanks
Heather M. Drummons .... special thanks
Steve Eckelman .... special thanks
Peter Farrelly .... special thanks
Ryan Kavanaugh .... special thanks
Greg Lyons .... special thanks
Craig Mazin .... special thanks
Tucker Tooley .... special thanks
Luke Wilson .... special thanks
Kneeland Youngblood .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some action/peril and rude humor
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The turkey Danny, is voiced by Danny Carey, the Drummer from the rock band Tool.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In one scene the villagers toss dynamite at the turkeys. Dynamite was invented in 1867, 250 years in the future.See more »
Quotes:
Reggie:I was thinking, hypothetically, wait, do you know what that word means?
Jenny:No, but I can imagine a scenario where I might.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Back In TimeSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A little bit of gobbling fun., 20 December 2015
Author: Shopaholic35 from Australia

I was not expecting great things from this movie but I was pleasantly surprised. It was actually quite hilarious, lame but laugh out loud funny. The jokes were on point the whole way through and it was adult funny not just kid funny.

Honestly if you can't relax and just enjoy a movie then give this one a miss and if you regularly use words like cinematography in your reviews then get over yourself nobody wants to hear your review as you shouldn't have watched this movie to begin with. Stop trying to drag ratings down for a harmless animated children's film. Back to the movie...

Free Birds has all the same concepts as your typical feel-good movie but who's ever seen a movie about a Thanksgiving turkey. It's certainly a new one for me. And shout out to the baby turkeys, they were adorable. The whole way through I was rooting for the turkeys to succeed even though they're completely delicious. But I guess you'll just have to watch to see what happens.

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