We all know the Stork brings babies, obviously, but what happens when they no longer deliver babies and deliver packages for an online retailer instead? That’s the basic premise behind Storks, a new animated comedy film from Warner Bros., starring Kelsey Grammer as the voice of Hunter, head stork at Stork Mountain, and supervisor of the baby machine.
The first teaser trailer for the movie, which will be released in theaters in September 2016, has now dropped online. Give it a watch, above.
The synopsis for Storks reads as follows:
Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.
As well as Grammer, Storks also features the voice talents of Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, of Key and Peele fame. Screenplay comes from Nick Stoller, who is well versed in comedy, having previously directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek, Neighbors and Neighbors 2, among others. Storks marks his first animated feature which he also directs alongside Doug Sweetland, who makes his directorial debut after serving as animator on several Disney/Pixar movies including Cars and The Incredibles. The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller serve as executive producers for Storks, alongside John Requa and Jared Stern.
There’s not been much buzz surrounding this movie so far; possibly Warner Bros. feel it’s a little too early yet, but this first teaser sets the film up nicely. It’s a well-made comedy skit in itself, and Grammer’s voice is the perfect match for the confident, calm and collected Hunter, carefully explaining the delivery process behind Stork Mountain while everything unravels behind him.
It will be good to see more snippets of Storks in later trailers, but if this early teaser is anything to go by, it looks like it will be one for the whole family to enjoy. Of course, it will be entirely up to you whether you let the little people in your life believe the Stork is really responsible for their arrival…
Storks will be released in U.S. theaters on September 23rd, 2016.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures