STORKS Review – Delivers Fun and Laughs for the Whole Family

Following the wildly successful THE LEGO MOVIE, Warner Bros. Pictures latest animated film opens Friday, September 23 and we have your STORKS review.  If you are looking for a family movie where you will be just as entertained as your kids, then STORKS delivers! See what I did there?

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Ever wonder what happened to the baby delivering storks of yesteryear? I know that’s always on my mind. Well, they have moved on to a more lucrative career as package deliverers for an Amazon-like internet retailer CornerStore.com. They have turned the lights off at the baby making factory until one day through a series of mishaps a baby is accidentally made. You know, it sometimes just happens.

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Now Junior (Andy Samberg), the top delivery stork and Tulip (Katie Crown), the only human in the place, try to deliver the baby without anyone knowing she was made. And in doing so this unlikely pair learn the values of friendship and family.

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The film has a lot of other recognizable voices which include Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peel, Danny Trejo and Stephen Kramer Glickman.

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Kelsey Grammer as Hunter

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Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell as Sarah and Henry Gardener

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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as Alpha and Beta Wolf

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Danny Trejo as Jasper

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Stephen Kramer Glickman as Pigeon Toady

All the actors really did a tremendous job bringing their characters to life. I have to say that Stephen Kramer Glickman really stole the movie as the voice of Pigeon Toady, a slick talking surfer-dude sounding pigeon who tries to catch Junior and Tulip with the baby so that he can take over as head of CornerStore. Pigeon had us all laughing with his infectious quirkiness.

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The movie does do a great job of having some of the more serious subjects like infertility go over the heads of the little ones in the theater. But it may be very emotional for some parents who have struggled to have children or dealing with adoption. For example, the Gardners (Ty Burrell and Jennifer Aniston) have to explain to their son, who desperately wants a baby brother, why that can’t happen. There is also Tulip, who was unable to be delivered as a baby, who is in search of her birth parents and struggling with idea that they may not want her anymore.

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Even with some heavy subject matter, the movie is very endearing, and the comedy balances it out nicely. My kids are already asking if they can see it again, and that is a sure sign of a hit in my book.

STORKS is in theaters on Friday, September 23rd.

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For more information on the film, visit the official STORKS website.  Are you looking forward to STORKS?  If you’ve seen it, leave your own STORKS review in the comments below.  For more family movie news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale is a Theme Park Fanatic with a passion for the world of Themed Entertainment, especially Disneyland. As a podcaster he brings his love for all things Disney to his multiple award winning podcast, The DisGeek Podcast. He is also the co-host of the Earvengers Podcast, and co-host of the Getting Dirty Podcast. Daniel can be found at www.disgeek.com and @disgeekpodcast on twitter.