New “Free Birds” Trailer

Relativity Media has released the final theatrical trailer for Free Birds, the debut animated feature of Dallas-based Reel FX. Directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), the film will be released theatrically on November 1st.


  • SarahJesness

    It was only a matter of time before someone decided to try and release a “big” theatrical Thanksgiving children’s film. I’ll probably pass on this one.

  • George Comerci

    I’ll probably see this out of curiosity, not really coming out as a must-see for me. And a first comment on a Cartoon Brew post…never happened to me before.

    • Aveeva

      Not quite first comment :)

  • Blue Bottle

    Should be a big draw with the tofu turkey set.

  • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com ElliotCowan

    How is this going to be marketed in countries that do not celebrate Thanksgiving? (ie – all the other countries in the world except Canada a bit).

    • Time Traveling Bird

      It’s not a Thanksgiving movie, it’s a time travel movie. Thanksgiving is an obvious added bonus for here in the states, but internationally the focus is about the time travel or so I would assume.

      • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com ElliotCowan

        So it’s a time travel movie about Thanksgiving?

        • SuperWittySmitty

          The rest of the world understands Thanksgiving. It’s like Diwalli or Cinco de Mayo- universally understood.

  • Toonio

    Funny that every body on the posters is on that extreme contact running pose.

    It tells you a lot about the disconnection between marketing and production, which happens like everywhere.

  • jhalpernkitcat

    “Hang on to your nuggets.” sounds like a terrible slogan to use to sell an animated film.

    • SarahJesness

      It doesn’t even make any sense. Americans, at least, usually associate nuggets with chicken, not turkeys. Chickens and turkeys aren’t even in the same genus!

      • jhalpernkitcat

        When I was little, there used to be a restaurant in New Jersey called the Turkey Farm–it’s not around anymore, but I recall there being turkey nuggets on the kids’ menu–even though they were more like turkey tenders if you ask me…

    • tim elliot

      It does seem sort of a clumsy attempt to tell parents it’s more than just a children’s show.

  • Mark

    Well the video isn’t working but to those who can see it, are the mouth movements as noticeably strange as they are in the other trailer?

    • RickyB

      Gotta love trailers these days, getting especially bad in animated trailers, where they replace the audio in one scene for another’s. “No one will notice the shoe horn”.

    • http://joecorrao.blogspot.com/ Joe Corrao

      ya lip syncing looks off…

  • Max C.

    Am I the only one who finds it worth noting that this was co-written and produced by Scott Mosier of Kevin Smith’s SModcast?

  • Barry

    There was no steteotyping. Just because the characters exist doesn’t mean it’s a racial stereotype. Indians did look as depicted the last time I checked…

  • Stan

    No, this one is made by Reel FX. They have done some really great stuff like the CG remakes of Wile Coyote and Road Runner…