Storks

This fizzy family-friendly animated comedy starts with the notion that, yes, storks really did once deliver babies

This fizzy family-friendly animated comedy starts with the notion that, yes, storks really did once deliver babies. That is, until they took up delivering packages for an online retail giant instead.

However, a series of accidents finds the film’s avian hero Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg) saddled with the unwelcome task of ferrying a newborn to its destination after klutzy teenage orphan Tulip (Katie Crown), the only human on Stork Mountain, accidentally activates the site’s long dormant baby-making machine.

The duo duly end up in lots of slapstick scrapes before they can complete their mission, including run-ins with a pack of wolves who can form themselves into such useful shapes as a bridge and submarine – the best visual gags here by far.

At times, the pace is a bit too frantic for comfort, and the endlessly yammering Tulip is a tad exhausting, but the film’s surreal silliness will leave you smiling.

The film premieres on Saturday 5 August.

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