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'Storks' - can they really compete with FedEx?

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Warner Bros. has just released its first “official trailer”, as opposed to the teaser (which is funny but offers no clue to the movie’s plot), for its forthcoming CGI animated feature, Storks, due September 23, 2016; directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland, with the voices of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key and more. The story begins to be revealed.

Storks used to deliver babies. They are famous for delivering babies. But this image is obsolete. They modernized some years ago, and now specialize in delivering commercial packages for giant Cornerstore.com; a competitor to FedEx, on a worldwide scale. Junior, the top delivery stork, is about to be promoted upstairs into the executive ranks when he accidentally activates the old Baby Making Machine and produces an adorable baby human girl.

Desperate to get rid of the baby before his goof is discovered, Junior and his assistant Tulip, the only human (female) on Stork Mountain, find a human boy who has wished that he had a younger brother. They try to persuade him to take a baby sister instead. And what must the hapless parents think of this?

We’ll find out in September.

Well, it’s a change from another Hotel Transylvania sequel or another LEGO Movie.

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“Storks” will be the second feature of WB.’s new Warner Animation Group, founded in 2011 to replace WB.’s older, disbanded animation studio that was responsible for “Space Jam” (1996) and “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” (2003). Its first feature, the 2014 “The Lego Movie”, was hardly recognized as Warner’s production because, while WAG wrote the story, did all the preproduction, the post-production, and WB. distributed it, the animation itself was produced by Animal Logic in Sydney.

“Storks” is the first feature that WAG produced 100% in-house, and that WB. is emphasizing as not featuring any of the famous Looney Tunes characters that the public has been dismissing as “robbing the graveyard”. (To be fair, WB. has produced other non-Looney Tunes animated features such as the 2001 “Osmosis Jones”, but that featured germs and a blood cell and was “creepy”.) “Storks” will be judged as what WB. can do today without its Looney Tunes characters.

Fred Patten

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Omg....this looks so cute...I'll definitely have to watch.

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Here is trailer #2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZENmkJk9fBM

Fred Patten

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics