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ToonBarn Movie Review: Free Birds

Free Birds starts with a disclaimer, and I’m not going to spoil it for you by reciting the disclaimer, but it really boils down to a few mind-opening thoughts: # 1 – It’s an animated film about turkeys that talk and behave like humans # 2 – These turkeys go back in time to try to keep their brethren from being the feast at the first Thanksgiving # 3 – Don’t ...


ToonBarn Interviews Free Birds Director Jimmy Hayward

Director and screenwriter Jimmy Hayward gained early directorial prominence as a commercial director and was one of the original animators of the pioneering computer-animated television series Reboot in the nascent years of CG animation. He was then quickly recruited by Pixar Animation to work on the groundbreaking film Toy Story. Hayward continued working with the company for over a decade, ...


Free Birds Interview: Rich McKain and Kevin Adams

Free Birds stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and George Takei. Directed by Jimmy Hayward, this buddy comedy about two turkeys who travel back in time to get turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu will be in theaters TOMORROW! ToonBarn had the pleasure of talking about how the film was made from two of the major contributors to the film, Animation Supervisor Rich McKain, and Kevin ...

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