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Free Birds (2013)

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2 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 Turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Reggie (voice)
... Jake (voice)
... Jenny (voice)
... S.T.E.V.E. (voice)
... Myles Standish (voice)
... Chief Broadbeak (voice)
... Governor Bradford (voice)
... Ranger / Leatherbeak / President / Hazmats / Additional Voice Talent (voice)
... President's Daughter (voice)
... Amos (voice)
Jeff Biancalana ... General Sagan / Hazmats / Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Danny Carey ... Danny (voice)
... Narrator / Alejandro (voice)
... Chief Massasoit (voice)
... Pilgrim Woman (voice)
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Turkeys  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,805,237, 3 November 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,750,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,387,072
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1.85 : 1
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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: Our world is made of corn.
[grabs leaf]
Elder Turkey: Leafy corn.
[has corn in hand]
Elder Turkey: Corn corn.
[waves hand at sun]
Elder Turkey: Fire corn!
Reggie: That's an awesome theory, but I think they actually call that the Sun.
Elder Turkey: [pauses] Owwut. OUT!
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Crazy Credits

During the first half of the end credits, various photos of turkey-themed landmarks are shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Back In Time
Written by Marshall Manning
Produced by Justin Reinstein
Performed by MattyB
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A little bit of gobbling fun.
20 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

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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