After delivering a stream of adult comedy fare in the likes of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors, and uh, Sex Tape, Nicholas Stoller’s dipping into new territory with animated feature Storks. He follows in the footsteps on many storied filmmakers before him who grew tired of directing real, live actors and opted for the computer-generated world of infinite possibility – which involves Kelsey Grammer voicing a bird.
Co-written and directed by Stoller and Doug Sweetland, the movie revolves around those mythological storks who deliver babies to eager parents. This is naturally a fantasy trek geared toward a demographic unlike most of Stoller’s previous outings, and could mark a turning point for the helmer.
After all, animation is a hotbed of creativity, allowing writers and directors the chance to push at controversial topics under the umbrella of family entertainment. Seeing as Storks will tend to the miracle of life, we’ll see how much sex banter Stoller manages to slip into the movie, which opens September 23, 2016 in the US.
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.