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Storks Full Length Trailer: ‘Power Move’

Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammar star in Warner Bros. latest animated offering Storks. Read more after the jump.

Andy Samberg has had an insane 12 months. Not only has he hosted The Emmys and finished up another hit season of his Fox series Brooklyn 99, he’s also got two movies coming out over the summer. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping has gotten some pretty solid reviews for a broad comedy. So far it looks like Popstar could be a tent-pole the year comedy-wise, but that’s not enough for Samberg. He’s also starring in Warner Bros.’ animated feature Storks. We’ve only seen a mini-trailer of Storks, which is continuing the tradition of animated movies with single nouns for titles. Now we’ve got a full length trailer of Storks to get our teeth into courtesy of Slashfilm.

The plot sounds broad enough. Storks have moved past delivering babies and are now in the package delivery service (topical). So when Samberg has to get a baby to it’s parents with the help of an orphan girl (Katie Crown), it’s a race against time and being found out.

Trailer Verdict

The trailer itself is varied, and a bit of a mess. It’s 2:30 minutes and they try to cram as many different scenes in as possible. What they forgot to do was thread the quotes and goofy gags together with any common sense. What you end up with is a bit of joke fatigue by the end and a sense that whoever put the trailer together was desperate to showcase as many hooks as possible. It’s hard to imagine how they would have lost out jut sticking to depicting the main story, especially considering how jumbled the final project was. Hopefully the film itself won’t suffer from the same too-eager-to-please joke assault.

Storks has a decent enough cast attached . Along wth Samberg and Crown we’ve got Kelsey Grammar as Samberg’s boss, Key and Peele as wolves and Jennifer Aniston and Ty Burrell as the parents. Unfortunately a good cast isn’t enough to secure an animated movie’s quality. The Angry Birds Movie was choc full of comedy stars. But that didn’t stop it being slated by critics. Will Storks fair better? Or will it have to rely on Samberg’s live action summer success?

Storks is set for release September 23rd 2016. Watch this space for all the latest Storks movie news.

Imogen Poots Cast in Untitled Lonely Island Comedy

We got word recently that spoof rap outfit The Lonely Island would be bringing out their own movie project with Universal. The comedy trio, fronted by SNL alum and Brooklyn Nine Nine star Andy Samberg, are working together with Judd Appatow and Appatow productions on the film. That’s all well and good, you say, but I need some details, I need some casting sheets. Well you’re in luck hypothetical reader, as it has just been revealed that British star Imogen Poots will be paddling her way to The Lonely Island… Not a great pun, but I’ll stick with it.

The Wrap is reporting that Poots, who started in last year’s Need For Speed and Filth, has been cast as Samberg’s girlfriend. Samberg’s himself will be playing a failing rapper whose latest solo album has just tanked, and so tries to reunite with his former boy band. As you’d imagine, co-Islanders Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are starring in the film, presumably as the other members of the defunct boy band. Alongside them, SNL stars Tim Meadows and Sarah Silverman are on board as Samberg’s publicist and manager.

This role comes at a particularly busy time in Poots’ schedule. After finishing up working with Patrick Stewart in white supremacist thriller The Green Room, she’ll get to work on Terence Mallick‘s Knight of Cups. It’s not clear when Poots will start working on the Lonely Island project. Hopefully it won’t be too long, especially if the rumours that the movie will parody recent music documentaries – parodies don’t tend to work out so well a few years after the fact.
Who else would you like to see star alongside The Lonely Island?