Relativity and Reel FX have renamed their upcoming animated film “Free Birds,” replacing the previous title of “Turkeys.”
“Turkeys” was a working title, and the parties felt that this new name aptly fit a raucous buddy comedy. It has not yet been decided if the Lynyrd Skynyrd song will be used (but we asked).
The film features the voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as two spunky turkeys that take a time machine back to the first Thanksgiving. They want to expunge turkeys from Thanksgiving's culinary tradition.
Amy Poehler will voice the female lead while Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol of "Downton Abbey," George Takei of "Star Trek" fame, Keith David and Colm Meaney all lend their voices as well.
Relativity decided in February to move the release of the film up a year from Nov. 14, 2014 to Nov. 1 of this year because of an opening in the calendar and its confidence in its early sneaks of the film.