Movie Review: STORKS Blu-ray Combo Pack

STORKS was directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland, from a screenplay written by Stoller. The movie was produced by Brad Lewis and Nicholas Stoller with Glenn Ficarra, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, John Requa and Jared Stern serving as executive producers. The animated adventure features the voice talents of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Danny Trejo.

Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop, in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Okay, I had a lot of fun watching this crazy animated comedy. The story was good innocent fun and the movie itself was full of silly over-the-top characters. Hello stereotypes! The stork Junior (Andy Samberg) and his human friend Tulip (Katie Crown) take center stage as the viewer follows them on this exciting adventure while they try to deliver this new baby to a human family. Don’t worry, it’s all explained why there’s just one human living in the midst of this population of corporate birds. There’s a crazy looking stork named Jasper (Danny Trejo) that’s the source of Tulip’s situation and all is revealed as the movie plays out.

The two friends and baby comes across a pack of wolves led by Alpha Wolf (Keegan-Michael Key) and Beta Wolf (Jordan Peele) that takes a special liking to the adorable infant. No, they love this baby! I have to admit that these wolves sort of stole the show, too. You’ll just have to watch it to see what I mean but let’s just leave it at hilarious! The majority of the movie follows this adventure but they do finally reach their destination as well as the original family where Tulip should have been delivered to so many years earlier.

The packaging comes with a slipcover. The front features the artwork you see up top and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The Blu-ray and DVD discs feature no artwork but they are color coded and include the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. The picture and sound quality for the standard-definition disc were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Storks ended up being a fun watch that the entire family can sit down and enjoy together. The story was a lot of goofy fun and the voice cast really helped bring these silly characters to life. The directors captured enough of this goofiness and silliness going on to make the movie a really entertaining animated comedy. I liked the animation style that’s pretty much the same/similar look that most of the big studios crank out. There wasn’t anything offensive so parents won’t have to worry about anything like that. We get all kinds of animated comedies these days and we’ve had quite a few that featured birds so why not let the Storks take center stage for this go around! It’s not my favorite animated comedy of the year but it’s still a great movie. Storks fly onto Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD Combo Pack on December 20th and is worth checking out.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Run Time: 87 Minutes

Rated: PG

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 / French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen

DVD Audio: English DD 5.1 / French and Spanish DD 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

 Special Features: Good Stuff! The extras include a featurette, short film, music video, deleted scenes, some hilarious outtakes created just for the release, audio commentary and a digital copy of the movie.

  • Storks: Guide to Your New Baby (02:08)
  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short (05:18)
  • Music Video for Jason Derulo’s Hit Song Kiss the Sky (03:46)
  • Deleted Scenes with Optrional Commentary (10:05)
  • Outtakes (02:14)
  • Audio Commentary by directors
  • Digital HD Copy

 

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