So far, 2016 has been a good year for animated movies, with decent offerings such as the Angry Birds Movie and Kung Fu Panda 3, and much stronger movies such as Zootopia. The year looks to get even better still, with films such as Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, and Moana to look forward too. Another animated adventure also set to arrive in the latter half of this year, is Warner Bros. Pictures’ Storks.
Storks focuses on the baby delivery service high up in the clouds, which now concentrates on providing a global package delivery service, instead. Things go awry when Junior (the top delivery Stork) and Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, accidentally create a baby girl. Junior and Tulip set out to make their first ever baby drop before their boss gets wise, and the race is on to find the perfect home for the lovable bundle of joy. The second trailer for Storks has just dropped online and can be viewed, above.
Storks features the voice talents of Andy Samberg, as Junior, with Kelsey Grammer as Hunter, head of Stork Mountain. Joining them on the voice cast are Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Jennifer Aniston, and Ty Burrell. The screenplay comes from Nick Stoller, marking his first animated feature. His previous directing credits include Neighbors as well as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and he co-wrote both The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Stoller also co-directs here with Doug Sweetland, marking his directorial debut. However, Sweetland is well-versed in animation, having previously worked on the animation in multiple Disney/ Pixar movies including Cars, The Incredibles, and Toy Story. The LEGO Movie directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller serve as executive producers for the project.
The previous teaser trailer for Storks took the form of an infomercial about the goings-on at Stork Mountain, narrated by Grammer, and although entertaining, didn’t really showcase much of the movie. This trailer gives a better idea of what to expect and it looks pretty entertaining, even if the storyline is somewhat predictable. The two wolves, voiced by Key and Peele certainly bring some laughs, and Grammer’s pompus, stern Hank also looks fun.
It seems doubtful that Storks will match the success that movies such as Zootopia have enjoyed this year, but that’s not to say it won’t be a fun family film. There hasn’t been much buzz surrounding this movie so far, but things should start to step up a notch as Storks’ release date draws nearer.
Storks will fly in to U.S. theaters on September 23rd, 2016.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures