“Free Birds” DVD Review + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
February 26, 2014
42 Comments
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We love watching movies as a family and Free Birds was definitely on the list of movies we enjoyed!  We were excited to receive a copy of Free Birds on our doorstep and have a family movie night – complete with popcorn, candies and our own little turkeys kids.  Free Birds became available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 4th, 2014 and retails for $39.99 for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.

SYNOPSIS

From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!

*Aron Warner, Animated Feature Film, 2001 ACADEMY AWARD® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Blu-ray Exclusive Features

  • Birds Flipping History
  • Animating Free Birds: The Main Course
  • Winging It: Animators in Action
  • Talking Turkey with Composer Dominic Lewis
  • Shake a Tail Feather
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Combo Pack

Street Date: February 4, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD-MA
Subtitles: English / Spanish
Total Run Time: 115 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: Yes

DVD

Street Date: February 4, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 DD
Subtitles: English / Spanish
Total Run Time: 95 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: Yes

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TEN THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT TURKEYS 

Who said Turkey season was over? From the Academy Award®-Winning producer of Shrek* comes a hilarious animated adventure about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler, Free Birds is loaded with laughs and stuffed with fun for the whole family!

In anticipation of the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release, here’s a list of fun turkey facts so you can better understand the ins and outs of the Free Birds gang!

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– Turkeys need to be trained to eat. In order for turkeys to reach their biggest size, they must be taught to eat small meals throughout the day, instead of their natural routine of consistently gorging themselves on food.

–  A turkey’s snood (red thing attached to the beak) serves no functional purpose.

– A turkey’s gobble can be heard from a mile away. Talk about a loud mouth!

– Young turkeys are called “poults.”

– Turkeys were domesticated by Native Americans in pre-Columbian Mexico, more than 500 years ago. They arrived in Spain in 1519 and quickly spread to the rest of Europe.

– Turkeys prefer to sleep in trees. They do this as a way of avoiding predators in the wild.

– Female turkeys (hens) do not gobble. Instead, they communicate through low-chirps and clicking noises.

– Wild turkeys can fly. They are actually quite fast, reaching speeds as fast as 55mph.

– Turkeys can blush. This usually takes place when they are frightened, agitated, excited, or ill. And here we thought they were just bashful!

– A turkey’s stomach has a container called the gizzard. It contains small stones the turkey has swallowed which help aid with breaking down food for digestion, since the birds do not have teeth.

Be sure to pick up your copy today!  You can follow Free Birds on Facebook for fun sweepstakes and movie information.  Plus, print out these fun coloring sheets for the kids to enjoy.

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GIVEAWAY

1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of Free Birds on DVD!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received a copy of the featured DVD for personal viewing as a member of the Fox Home Entertainment Insiders Program.  The giveaway was hosted by the sponsor.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

42 Responses to ““Free Birds” DVD Review + Giveaway”

  1. Gretchen says:

    My boys loved this movie in the theater!

  2. Will G says:

    Young turkeys are called “poults.”

  3. Anita says:

    I didn’t know that female turkeys don’t gobble.

  4. ReggieMann says:

    A turkey’s snood (red thing attached to the beak) serves no functional purpose

  5. I didn’t know that turkeys can fly.

  6. Bernie W says:

    I did not know that Young turkeys are called “poults.”

  7. Jackie says:

    I did not know that a turkey’s gobble can be heard from a mile away!
    Thank you!

  8. steven weber says:

    Young turkeys are called “poults.”

  9. Cynthia R says:

    I didn’t know turkeys can blush, how cute!

  10. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Never knew that Turkeys can blush.

  11. Anita Yancey says:

    I di not know that turkeys can blush.

  12. janetfaye says:

    I did not know that Turkeys prefer to sleep in trees.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    I didn’t know wild turkeys can fly.

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    I didn’t know – A turkey’s stomach has a container called the gizzard

  15. David says:

    That they like to sleep in trees.

  16. Julie says:

    I did not know that the young turkeys are called poults ..

  17. Joseph Stowell says:

    I didn’t know that Yoyng turkeys are called “poults.”

  18. Nannypanpan says:

    Did not know they sleep in trees

  19. Had no idea that female turkeys could not gobble!

  20. Pamela j says:

    I did not know that turkeys blushed.

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  22. Daniel M says:

    I didn’t know turkeys can blush, hmm how do you embarrass a turkey?

  23. Marci says:

    I had no idea they slept in trees?!

  24. Kelly D says:

    I did not know that turkeys can blush.

  25. Kristi C says:

    I did not know that turkeys slept in trees.

  26. Julie Bluff says:

    I didn’t know turkeys sleep in trees???

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  28. Trisha Burgess says:

    A gobble can be heard from a mile away,wow!!!

  29. Robyn says:

    I thought it was interesting and cute that turkeys can blush!

  30. wendy rozema says:

    – A turkey’s gobble can be heard from a mile away. Talk about a loud mouth!

  31. Patti Hess says:

    I didn’t know that Young turkeys are called “poults

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  32. William Nelson says:

    I didn’t know that turkeys prefer to sleep in trees.

  33. Carmen says:

    I didn’t know they had to be trained to eat.

  34. laurie says:

    I learned that Wild turkeys can fly.

  35. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that turkeys prefer to sleep in trees.

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  37. Lily Kwan says:

    I commented on the Johnsonville Secret Ingredient Recipe: Chicken Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya post.

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