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FREE BIRDS <span>(2013)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 91

Release dates 29/11/2013

Ratings Info Contains mild threat and slapstick

Genre(s) Comedy, Children, Animation

Director(s) Jimmy Hayward

Cast includes Woody Harrelson (voice), Owen Wilson (voice), Dan Fogler (voice), Colm meaney (voice), George Takei (voice), Keith David (voice), Amy Poehler (voice)

Summary Two turkeys travel back in time and attempt to remove their species from the menu of the traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable for all iconU

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 19/11/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

FREE BIRDS is an animated US film in which two turkeys travel back in time to the 17th century, in an attempt to remove their species from the menu of the traditional Thanksgiving meal. It is rated U for mild threat and slapstick and infrequent very mild language.

The two turkeys find themselves in a variety of dangerous or scary situations, for example when they travel backwards through time, and when they and other turkeys are chased by snarling dogs. Such situations are mitigated by comedy and are always quickly resolved.

There is occasional mild slapstick violence as the turkeys comically slap or punch one another. However, there is no blood or injury detail.

In one scene a human character suddenly keels over and dies, and in another sequence an adult turkey sacrifices himself in order to ensure the survival of several young turkeys and some unhatched eggs. It is implied that the older turkey is crushed beneath falling burning debris, but nothing is actually shown. The film moves on quickly, leaving the viewer with little opportunity to dwell on this particular turkey's fate.

There is infrequent use of very mild bad language, including the terms 'bleeding' and 'heck'.

The film also includes some very mild humour relating to the backsides of turkeys.

U stands for Universal, which means that we think the film is suitable for audiences aged four or older.



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Note to parents
Some versions of this film are displayed in the 3D or IMAX format and some younger children may find them a more intense experience

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