Fizzy family-friendly animated comedy Storks starts with the notion that, yes, storks really did deliver babies until, that is, 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, too, but the film’s surreal silliness will leave you smiling all the same.
Certificate U. Runtime 87 mins. Directors Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Storks is released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
· Storks: Guide to Your New Baby
· The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short (also on DVD)
· Music Video for Jason Derulo’s Hit Song Kiss the Sky (also on DVD)
· Deleted Scenes
· Commentary by directors
· Deleted Scenes with commentary