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A Stork's Journey (2017)

A Stork's Journey (2017)

Tilman DöblerCooper Kelly KramerShannon ConleyChristian Gaul
Toby Genkel,Reza Memari


A Stork's Journey (2017) is a English movie. Toby Genkel,Reza Memari has directed this movie. Tilman Döbler,Cooper Kelly Kramer,Shannon Conley,Christian Gaul are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2017. A Stork's Journey (2017) is considered one of the best Animation,Adventure,Comedy,Family,Fantasy movie in India and around the world.

Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. But only with the help of Olga, an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is.


A Stork's Journey (2017) Reviews

  • Perfect family movie!


    I had the opportunity to watch it at the Anima Festival (Brussels) before it gets released in the theaters in my country. Very nice surprise! The main character is a bit stubborn like children can be, while the supportive characters are mostly crazy, fun, kind and emotional, which makes an interesting cocktail. As the film is centered on birds, it's kind of a (sky)road movie with enriching encounters, discoveries about yourself for the main character and interesting places. Some very funny scenes for both kids and adults, it's been a pleasure! Go and watch it... and bring your kids / godchildren / little cousins, etc.!

  • A Pleasant Surprise


    "Richard The Stroke" was a really fun family movie to watch. I must confess I had never heard anything about it before today and I thought it was a Dreamworks or Pixar movie that was kept at a low profile. It's an European movie (German/Belgian) and I admit me and my kids had our doubts about it but as the movie progresses our doubts became completely unfounded because "Richard The Stork" was really, really entertaining. It has a slight darker edge than typical Dreamworks or Pixar fare and the story is a bit in the lines of "Finding Nemo", so if you enjoyed that one you will definitely enjoy this one too. Richard is an orphan sparrow who is found by Aurora, a lovely stork who becomes his stepmother. The pigeon grows believing his just a "short" stork, but his stepdad, Claudius, is reluctant in having him as his stepson, arguing that sparrows don't migrate and when the time comes to do so it will ultimately kill little Richard. When fall sets in, Aurora, Claudius and Max (Richard's stork brother) leave the small pigeon behind and fly off to Africa, although Aurora and Max are reluctant but ultimately obey Claudius orders. Upon waking up, Richard is all alone in the stork nest and the rest of the movie is his story in going out to look for his stork family. "Richard The Stork" has a lot of funny and heartfelt moments and this European kids movie does try to emulate to some extent the storytelling style of Dreamworks or Pixar movies but adds its own along the way. Grown ups and kids will surely love it, my family enjoyed it wholeheartedly!

  • The best ornimated movie of the year


    If you wonder about the title of my review, this is because it is so packed with all kinds of animated birds, mostly the smaller ones. "A Stork's Journey" is an animated movie from 2017, so a still relative new production. This one is by experienced filmmaker Reza Mamari and Toby Genkel. It runs for 85 minutes and focuses on the life of a little sparrow, It is a co-production between all kinds of countries, so no surprise this film also exists in all kinds of languages. I watched the German version and the most known (voice) cast member in this one is probably Nicolette Krebitz who is also not only very successful as an actress these days, but also as a filmmaker herself. Anyway, back to this work here. The film starts pretty dramatically as we see how the sparrow loses his parents to a predator. Of course, it is a kids movie, so nothing too graphic here. A bit of a shame that we did not really care for the parents at that point, so the emotional impact by that scene is almost non-existent. It is really just a bit of a prologue as almost the entire rest of the film takes place several months later. The sparrow is brought up by a family of storks, but things get complicated when they fly south for the winter and obviously the sparrow is not physically strong enough to join them. Problem is the sparrow thinks he is a stork too and thinks he is up to the challenge. So the storks fly away not telling him that they have to leave him behind, but the headstrong sparrow is ready to get to Africa on his own. Luckily he does not have to as he quickly finds new friends helping him on his journey, namely a schizophrenic owl (voiced by Glee's Jane Lynch in the English version) and a canary who is dreaming of a career in the music industry. The own is easily the best character in the entire film and it was a bit sad when we worried if she will die. Sadly, the other characters are frequently not on par. I did not like the canary at all. His entire existence with the music story disappeared so quickly as it appeared for whatever reason and very little about the character made sense, especially how all of a sudden he was such a great friend to the protagonist after not caring for anybody or anything other than himself before that. There is no real main antagonist in here. You could say there are several really and each of them get one or two scenes, such as the canary's owner, one of the other storks, a trio of bats (that reminded me of the hyenas from The Lion King), some mafia crows (who had no real purpose either), the canary in his first couple minutes, the badger at the very end, a bunch of spiders or maybe even papa Stork to some extent early on. That's not a problem really as it makes sense. It is much more about the journey than the bad guys really. It was a decent watch. Sure obviously there would be a happy end, but it is still not entirely a predictable movie and has a sweet and a comedic moment here and there. The ending was particularly nice because not just one bird who would never make it to Africa got there, but three did. As a whole it is nowhere near the very best of the year, probably not even when it comes to animated movies, but everybody who likes this genre can check it out I believe and they won't be disappointed. The animation was pretty good I would say, but that's almost a given these days. Solid little adventure film I guess. It does not really work the moments it tries to be dramatic, not even with Olga's childhood, but from the pure entertainment perspective it is a success I guess. Thumbs up and I recommend checking it out.

  • Excellent animation - Nice story - For the whole family


    This is the first full length animated Movie made namely in Luxembourg which I could view in Luxembourgish. The story is rather simple but the animations are world class and the dialogs, at least in Luxembourgish, are funny, namely because they are playing nicely with the particularities of the language. I hope the translations are just as good. The movie includes also a few nice novel ideas, namely on how birds use the social media (not a spoiler: watch it to discover how). I really liked watching the movie and my kids (4 and 7) adored it. It is a movie for the whole family not to be missed.

  • Appalling


    I have not written a review for a long time, but after seeing "Richard the Stork" today, I felt obligated to warn others off this appalling film. The story line about an animal trying to fit in with a different species is overused and cliché. None of the different bird characters Richard hooks up with are funny, interesting, or believable. The simple plot of the story is that Richard, in trying to stay with his adoptive Stork family, follows them on a haphazard route to Africa. His entanglements are absurd, emotionally uninteresting, and chaotic. There is no real drama in this film or heartfelt relationships alá "Beauty and the Beast", "Toy Story", or even "Bambi". The writing was hardly clever and the dialogue for most of the film was utter nonsense. Even the conflict between mama and papa Stork on whether or not Richard could be a member of the family was mind-boggling simplistic and cliché. I give it a 3, but only for the animation.


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