Animated Valentines on Disc
Forget chocolates and flowers — wouldn’t your sweetheart rather have Free Birds, The Jungle Book, Adventure Time or a classic WB shorts collection? by Mercedes Milligan
Forget chocolates and flowers, wouldn’t your sweetheart rather have Free Birds, The Jungle Book, Adventure Time or a classic WB shorts collection? Of course they would! by Mercedes Milligan
Free Birds [Fox, $29.98]
The first feature from Texan toon house Reel FX, directed by Jimmy Hayward ( Horton Hears A Who!), is a feather-ruffling, time-travelling CG comedy that shows that digital tech has reached the stage where indies can hope to compete with the big boys.
Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, the film centers on two modern-day turkeys from opposite sides of the barnyard tracks who team up to go back to the 1600s and keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu.
The two-disc Blu-ray combo ($39.99) comes with a small feast of extras: theatrical trailer, “Birds Flipping History,” “Animating Free Birds: The Main Course,” “Winging It: Animators in Action,” “Talking Turkey with Composer Dominic Lewis” and “Shake a Tail Feather.” Now that America has emerged from its collective holiday tryptophan coma, it’s the perfect time to enjoy this succulent comedy treat. [Release date: February 4]