When you name your movie Turkeys, you're setting yourself up as an easy target for critics. And maybe the idea of having reviews that play off of the 'turkey' theme played a part in the decision to rename the animated movie Free Birds. Or, maybe not. Relativity and Reel FX didn't reveal the reason for the name change, just the fact that we do indeed have a new title for the film formerly known as Turkeys.
The animated comedy will be released in 2D and 3D on November 1, 2013. Directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), the voice cast includes Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler, Woody Harrelson, Dan Fogler, George Takei, Colm Meaney and Keith David.
The official synopsis: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
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