Storks will win you over (as) it’s ab­sur­di­ties pile on, one after the other

Malta Independent - - CINEMA -

Storks de­liver ba­bies… or at least they used to. Now they de­liver pack­ages for global in­ter­net re­tail gi­ant Corner­store.com. Ju­nior (Andy Sam­berg), the com­pany’s top de­liv­ery stork, is about to be pro­moted when the Baby Fac­tory is ac­ci­den­tally ac­ti­vated on his watch, 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.

The an­i­mated ad­ven­ture Storks stars Andy Sam­berg (Cloudy with a Chance of Meat­balls, Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia), Katie Crown (Clarence), Kelsey Gram­mer (Toy Story 2, The Simp­sons), Jen­nifer Anis­ton (We’re the Millers, Hor­ri­ble Bosses), Ty Burrell (Find­ing Dory, Mod­ern Fam­ily), Kee­gan-Michael Key (The An­gry Birds Movie, Keanu, Key & Peele), Jor­dan Peele (Keanu, Key & Peele) and Danny Trejo (The Book of Life, Mup­pets Most Wanted).

The film was di­rected by Nicholas Stoller (Neigh­bors, For­get­ting Sarah Mar­shall; writer on The Mup­pets) and Os­car nom­i­nee Doug Sweet­land (the an­i­mated short Presto; su­per­vis­ing an­i­ma­tor on Cars), from a screen­play writ­ten by Stoller.

Storks was pro­duced by Brad Lewis (Academy Award-win­ning Rata­touille, Antz; co-direc­tor on Cars 2) and Nicholas Stoller. The ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers are Glenn Fi­carra, Phil Lord, Christo­pher Miller, John Re­qua and Jared Stern. The film is edited by John Ven­zon (Shark Tale, Chicken Run). Mu­sic is com­posed by My­chael Danna (The Good Di­nosaur; Os­car win­ner, Life of Pi) and Jeff Danna (The Good Di­nosaur). An­i­ma­tion is by Sony Pic­tures Image­works.

Storks also fea­tures new songs Kiss the Sky, per­formed by Ja­son Derulo, and Holdin’ Out, from The Lu­m­i­neers.

From Warner Bros. Pic­tures and Warner An­i­ma­tion Group, Storks will screen in 2D, and in 3D in se­lect the­aters. It is dis­trib­uted by Warner Bros. Pic­tures, a Warner Bros. En­ter­tain­ment Com­pany.

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion U

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