Relativity Media has debuted the trailer for Free Birds, the animated comedy opening in theaters on November 1.
The film features the voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
As the trailer so eloquently shows us, Reggie (Owen Wilson) – is a turkey who finds himself thrown out of his coop, only to get pardoned by the President of the United States, who just happens to sound a lot like Bill Clinton for some strange reason. Just as Reggie is finding himself living one of the most privileged lives that a turkey can live – going so far as to ask, “Does it get any better than this?” – Woody Harrelson’s turkey, Jake, shows up to turn Reggie’s pizza-filled life upside-down.
The goal is to travel back in time and change history forever - quite an ambitious goal for two talking birds. Jake takes Reggie back to the very first Thanksgiving celebration in order to remove turkeys as the main focus for the holiday meal. Because their trip to the year 1621 doesn’t happen until the trailer is two-thirds over, I wonder how much of the movie will be set in the present and how much will go back to the past. After all, that’s when Amy Poehler and Colm Meaney's character come into play.