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Little Bird's Big Adventure (2017)

A Stork's Journey (original title)
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Even though everybody else thinks he's a sparrow - Richard himself holds tight to the conviction that he is in fact a stork.


Toby Genkel, Reza Memari


Anne D. Bernstein (dialogue polish & comedy punch up), Jeffrey Hylton (dialogue polish & comedy punch up) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tilman Döbler Tilman Döbler ... Richard (voice)
Cooper Kelly Kramer ... Richard (voice)
Shannon Conley ... Olga (voice)
Christian Gaul Christian Gaul ... Kiki (voice)
Nicolette Krebitz ... Olga (voice)
Marc Thompson Marc Thompson ... Kiki (voice)
Marco Eßer Marco Eßer ... Max (voice)
Jason Griffith ... Max (voice)
Marcus Off Marcus Off ... Claudius (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Aurora (voice)
Maud Ackermann Maud Ackermann ... Aurora (voice)
Jonathan Todd Ross ... Claudius (voice) (as Todd Garbeil)
Schroeder Kacmar Schroeder Kacmar ... Baby Richard (voice)
Christina Boas Christina Boas ... Additional voices
J. Dolan Byrnes J. Dolan Byrnes ... Additional voices


Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. But only with the help of Olga, an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is. Written by Reza Memari

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Their adventure is the destination.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The bird was coined by the German Reza Memari and brought to life by the Genk animation company Walking The Dog. See more »


Richard: We're going to Africa!
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23 May 2017 | by jefatic-725-569510See all my reviews

I have not written a review for a long time, but after seeing "Richard the Stork" today, I felt obligated to warn others off this appalling film. The story line about an animal trying to fit in with a different species is overused and cliché. None of the different bird characters Richard hooks up with are funny, interesting, or believable.

The simple plot of the story is that Richard, in trying to stay with his adoptive Stork family, follows them on a haphazard route to Africa. His entanglements are absurd, emotionally uninteresting, and chaotic. There is no real drama in this film or heartfelt relationships alá "Beauty and the Beast", "Toy Story", or even "Bambi". The writing was hardly clever and the dialogue for most of the film was utter nonsense. Even the conflict between mama and papa Stork on whether or not Richard could be a member of the family was mind-boggling simplistic and cliché. I give it a 3, but only for the animation.

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30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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