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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Free Birds are fearsome fowl on the prowl

Shanee Edwards is a screenwriter who earned her master's degree at UCLA Film School. She recently won the Next MacGyver television writing competition to create a TV show about a female engineer. Her TV pilot, Ada and the Machine, is cur...

Turkeys with a wishbone

What happens when a pardoned turkey goes back in time to the first Thanksgiving in hopes of getting turkey off the menu? Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler play fine-feathered friends in this delightful, animated clip that demonstrates a creative way to spring some traps.

Free Birds stars the voice of Amy Poehler as a 17th-century turkey named Jenny, who becomes the love interest of Reggie, voiced by Owen Wilson, after he travels back in time.

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Director Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!) told Variety at the movie premier in Westwood, California, that, “My agenda was to make a heartfelt comedy, and the only message in it is all the holidays are about pressing pause in your life and getting together with the people that you love and appreciating them.” Now that’s a message we can all swallow.

Turkeys with a wishbone

Free Birds is brought to you by Relativity Media and Reel FX, and opens in movie theaters on Nov. 1.

Photo credit: Relativity Media and Reel FX
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