Storks Teaser Trailer (2016)
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.
Storks is written and co-directed by Nicholas Stoller, who also served as a co-writer for The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Storks marks his directorial debut.
Doug Sweetland, the other co-director, has a long history of working on animated movies, but as an actual animator, not a director. His previous credits include Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles, and Cars.
Storks is executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, best known for directing The Lego Movie.
Keegan-Michael Key is featured in the voice cast and Storks will be his second animated movie of 2016; he has also lent his voice to the upcoming Angry Birds movie.
The Storks teaser trailer introduces us to Hunter (voiced by Kelsey Grammer), explaining what goes on at the Baby Delivery factory on Stork Mountain. He is calm, confident and collected...while chaos reigns in the background.
This initial trailer gives no look at the actual plot of the movie; which is that Storks no longer deliver babies but rather packages for a global delivery company. After Junior accidentally produces a baby girl, he must race to get her delivered before anyone finds out.
Presumably later trailers will give more detail on this, and introduce us to other characters but for now it's enough to see a line of cute babies appearing and enjoying causing a lot of mayhem.
Just one question; whoever heard of babies being delivered with pink, blue, or green hair?!
Grammer's voice lends itself perfectly to Hunter; his dulcet tones carry an air of firm yet kindly authority, although I did watch this a few times in order that I might listen to him and stop focusing on the background events.
All in all, the trailer makes Storks look fairly promising, though it probably won't set the world alight. Still, it's a smart trailer which kids will enjoy while missing much of the subtle humor. Adults, however, will pick up on this and the fact that it makes the trailer work on multiple levels definitely gives it a lift.
1 min 28 sec
December 17, 2015
Warner Bros Pictures
September 23, 2016
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