We all remember getting "the talk" when we were younger. Doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, we all heard about the stork delivering babies. Now the studio behind The Lego Movie has taken our collective love for that old folk tale and turned it into a movie that seems to balance cuteness and humor with incredible ease. A new trailer for Andy Samberg’s upcoming animated feature, Storks, has just landed on the Internet, and it’s downright adorable. Check it out below, but remember, you’ve been warned about the cuteness.
As you can see from the trailer above, Storks centers on a lonely only child who desperately wants his parents to have another baby. Forging a letter from his folks, he writes the Stork Delivery Service and asks that the birds deliver him a baby brother – complete with ninja skills. Little does the boy know that storks no longer deliver babies, but have since gotten into the package delivery game – akin to Amazon. However, when company’s top delivery stork, Junior (Andy Samberg), accidentally activates a Baby Making Machine, it becomes a race against time to deliver the baby to the deserving family before his boss (Kelsey Grammer) figures out what has happened.
Much like Warner Bros.' previous foray into the world of family friendly animation – The Lego Movie – Storks seems to walk that fine line between heartwarming cuddles and satirical humor. It taps into a folk tale that pretty much everyone grew up knowing, but maintains just the right amount of innuendo about the whole baby making process that just about every member of the audience will enjoy themselves, regardless of age.
We’ve said it before and we will say it again: this kind of balance is pivotal in order to make a good animated feature these days. The best computer animated movies (i.e. Zootopia) appeal to the maturity of every member of the audience across generations, while the worst ones (looking at you, Norm of the North) pander to infantile sensibilities and offer little more than that. Luckily, Storks seems to understand what audiences want and plays to those expectations and sensibilities.
Overall, we’re incredibly excited to see what Storks has in store for us later this year. The movie itself looks hilarious, and everyone on the voice cast – from Andy Samberg to Kelsey Grammer – seems perfectly cast in their roles. We will bring you any and all information related to Storks as it becomes available to us. The movie is currently scheduled to hit theaters on September 23, 2016.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.