First Images from FREE BIRDS; Additional Voice Cast Announced

     June 5, 2013


Relativity Media has released the first images from director Jimmy Hayward’s (Horton Hears a Who!) upcoming animated film Free Birds (previously titled Turkeys).  The film centers on two turkeys who travel back in time in order to try to undo the tradition of eating turkey on Thanksgiving.  The voice cast is led by Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson, with Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, and Keith David filling out the ensemble.  Additionally, Relativity has announced that Eddie Sotelo (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Josh Lawson (The Campaign), and the very random Danny Carey (drummer for Tool) have also joined the voice cast.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  Free Birds opens in 3D on November 1st.

Here’s the official synopsis for Free Birds:

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.

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  • Charlie

    Scott Mosier!

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    • Romsy

      We call him Snowball

  • Nevertalksback

    I thought this was the thing Mosier was workin on! I will go see it just to support Scott… Plus it seems like an interesting concept

  • Scott550

    Wow–that looks awful. Even for a children’s cartoon. At least it doesn’t look like it cost much–but that’s what you get when you make a cartoon in India.

    • Cristin McKee

      It’s being made in Texas, actually.

      • Scott550

        That explains why it doesn’t look as good as if it had been made in India. From the “director” of the giant flop jonah hex.