Back in April, Warner Bros. gave their upcoming family adventure Storks a September 23, 2016 release date, but we haven't seen or heard anything from this project since then. Today, People has debuted a photo from this animated movie, which offers our first look at Hunter, voiced by Kelsey Grammer. This comedy will put a new spin on these Storks, who have a much different purpose in life than their ancestors.
Storks deliver babies... or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Cornerstore.com. Junior, the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, 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.
The supporting voice cast is rounded out by Andy Samberg, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Nick Stoller wrote the screenplay and directs alongside Doug Sweetland. It isn't known what characters the other voice actors are portraying, or who is voicing Tulip, but hopefully we'll find out more very soon. With the arrival of this photo, perhaps the first trailer is just around the corner, so stay tuned for that.
The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are executive producing alongside Glenn Ficarra, John Requa and Jared Stern. Storks will be the first feature film developed under the new Warner Animation Group, along with the first foray into animation for filmmaker Nick Stoller. He has previously directed live-action comedy movies such as Neighbors, The Five-Year Engagement and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Storks will be going up against 20th Century Fox's A Cure for Wellness, Sony's remake of The Magnificent Seven and an untitled Sony Pictures Animation project next September. Take a look at the first photo from Storks, and stay tuned for the first trailer. Will you be heading to your local theater to check out Storks next fall?