We have all heard the classic joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” The question on many minds as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday is “Why did the turkey get to be the center of the Thanksgiving meal?” As kids, we read about the story of the pilgrims and the Indians breaking break together for the first Thanksgiving meal. I do not, however, remember reading about how a turkey was chosen to be the main course for all the meals to come.
In the new hilarious movie from Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, Free Birds, coming to theaters on November 1, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. This adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages was directed by Jimmy Hayward of the Horton Hears a Who! fame.
The movie stars the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Carlos Alazraqui, and Dwight Howard. Be sure to follow Free Birds on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest news.
You can see a sneak peak of the movie by viewing this trailer:
In celebration of the release of Free Birds, the folks over at Kiwi Crate are getting in the fun as well. Jumpstart the joy this holiday season with Kiwi Crate and their Thanksgiving Turkeys Crate. Make adorable clay and feather turkey place cards for the Thanksgiving table then construct, decorate and play your own carnival-style turkey toss game!
Kiwi Crate delivers creative, hands-on projects and makes a wonderful gift for kids ages 3+. Visit their product page for more information! Recently featured in InStyle, Parenting Magazine, and US Weekly, Kiwi Crate has also been awarded Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products of 2012, Parent’s Choice 2012 Gold Award, and an Oppenheim Gold Seal Best Toy Award.
One USA reader will win a Kiwi Crate Thanksgiving Turkey Kit and a $50 Visa GC to see FREE BIRDS in theaters (ARV $69.95)