Storks
2016
**
Director: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Danny Trejo

Storks used to deliver babies, but now run an impersonal parcel service. A stork named Junior is about to earn a promotion, but first he must secretly deliver a newly created baby with Tulip, an undelivered human child who grew up with the birds. There are plenty of animations with a story so distractingly stupid that they lost me in the first few minutes (Happy Feet and Turbo, to mention a few). This premise with a baby factory in the sky is right up there. There are also plenty of poorly scripted animations which were saved by lovely characterisation, but this is not one of them. The movie is fast-paced and tiresome, and the characters are wacky, loud, and formulaic.