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Times of India
Storks deliver babies...or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Cornerstore. Junior (Samberg), the company's top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, 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 frantic journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks' true mission in the world - to deliver babies.
What do you do if you're a young parent and need about an hour and a half to entertain your little one with a cute animated flick that's neither too long nor too short in duration? Storks comes to the rescue! A perfectly serviceable means of entertainment for small kids with animation that is appealing to the eye without coming across as being too gaudy or overdone.
So as mentioned earlier, the Storks now have a bit of a change in focus on what their company delivers and so the direction shifts on to other things apart from the all-important task of delivering little bundles of joy swaddled in either pink or blue. This is solely due to the bull-headed stork Hunter (Grammer) does not really have a soft corner for kids. So, when the 'baby making machine' gets up and running by accident, Junior and Tulip (Crown) find themselves in a spot. They have to deliver the said baby to her family.
Sure, the script is funny and there are plenty of sight gags. But while its economical run-time won't have tiny tots shifting impatiently in their seats, you might get the feeling that the film was a tad rushed along the way. In fact, to call the film fast-paced is an understatement. Nonetheless, the entertainment factor is still present and strongly so, and credit must be given for the rather original premise of the story. Kids are sure to find this one enjoyable.
This is Jennifer Aniston's first animated film since The Iron Giant (1999).
Cornerstone is a place known for delivering babies and ironically, its employees are storks, along with other birds. The current CEO of cornerstone, a stork named Hunter, discontinues the baby delivering business, seeing more profit by converting the company to a postal service. However, the last baby that was made before the baby production shut down is taken in by the company and they name her Tulip.
Eighteen years later, Junior, Cornerstone's top delivery stork, is about to be given his much coveted position as boss of Cornerstone while Hunter is about to be promoted as Chairman. Tulip, now a teenager, is working to promote new ideas for Cornerstone, like jet packs for flightless birds, but they always backfire. In order to be promoted, Hunter demands that Junior discharge Tulip from the company. Despite wanting his promotion very badly, Junior cannot find the heart to fire Tulip due to her kindness and hard work. Instead, he misleads her into believing that she is being transferred to mail business and sends her to the mail room, ordering her to never leave it.
Meanwhile, a young boy named Nate Gardner feelsis lonely because his parents, Henry and Sarah, are too busy to spend time with him. He yearns for a younger brother, but his parents scoff at the idea. When he learns about Cornerstone and their baby-making reputation (but is unaware of the baby-making operation has been shut down), he writes a letter asking for a baby brother and sends it to Cornerstone. The letter makes its way to Tulip, who disobeys Junior's orders and puts the letter in a slot just outside the room. The room happens to be the shut down baby factory. Junior tries to intervene and stop the machine, but injures his wing in the process. A baby girl is created inside a metal container, whom they later name Diamond Destiny.
Knowing that Hunter will have his hide for creating an unauthorized infant and for not firing Tulip like he was supposed to, Junior agrees to secretly help deliver the baby. As Junior's wing is broken, they steal a flying machine for transportation. When Tulip asks Junior wants to become boss, he becomes angry and they crash into a frozen tundra. After a brief argument, Junior takes the baby in the hopes of getting back to Cornerstone but is ambushed by wolves and taken to their cave, where Tulip was also captured. The two manage to save the baby, whom the wolves have fallen in love with, and escape.
Back at Cornerstone, an employee named Pigeon Toady learns of the baby's existence. He goes after Junior and Tulip to get the baby, in hope that Hunter will fire Junior and get the promotion in his stead. Upon reporting back to Hunter, Toady and Hunter scramble the coordinates Junior and Tulip have been following to mislead them to a different location.
After another brief encounter with the wolves, Junior and Tulip run into Jasper, another stork that was responsible for Tulip being orphaned and the shut down of baby delivery. Jasper reveals that he had attempted to fix the broken beacon that would show Tulip's home and that he needed the final piece which Tulip had on her the whole time. At this point, Junior reveals that he was supposed to fire Tulip, but now that she knows where her family is, Jasper decides to take her to be reunited with them while Junior continues to deliver the baby.
Junior is captured and tied up by Hunter and his cronies at the false location and kidnap the baby. Tulip comes to rescue Junior without having met her family and the two resend themselves back to Cornerstone. After fighting an army of penguins, Junior and Tulip are chased into the abandoned baby making room and start up the machine as a distraction. As numerous babies are being made, Hunter comes at Junior and Tulip with a large body armor. He is defeated by Diamond Destiny, who was playing with the controls, and by the put upon birds that were tortured by Hunter.
Junior rallies the storks, as well as the other birds, to help deliver the babies to the families who wanted them including the Gardners. The storks, including the reformed Pigeon Toady and wolf pack, reunite Tulip with her surprisingly large family and Junior and Tulip continue their job of delivering babies.
movie probably gives a hint about what might just happen to fedex unles they dont diversify
one time watchable
Awesome movie. the script is funny and there are plenty of sight gags. But while its economical run-time won''t have tiny tots shifting impatiently in their seats, you might get the feeling that the film was a tad rushed along the way. In fact, to call the film fast-paced is an understatement.