Animated comedy 'Free Birds' opens in time for holiday season - KMSP-TV

Animated comedy 'Free Birds' opens in time for holiday season

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The animated comedy 'Free Birds' is hoping to alter the traditional role of the turkey in the holiday celebration.

The star-studded cast includes Woddy Harrelson, Owen Wilson, and Amy Poehler.

The plot includes two turkeys who team up to travel back in time to change history - and remove turkeys from the holiday menu.

The movie opens in theaters today.

Amy Poehler says the role is unique for her, "I've played a bunch of different kinds of characters in animated films, some really bossy, some really wide eyed, some really crazy. This is the first time I played like I was the straight turkey, the level headed turkey of all of them, the one who took the most offense to say turkeys are dumb."

Click the video player for Lee Thomas' story on the film and hear from the stars of the movie.

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