Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a new animated-comedy set to release next year. The studio calls the animated-film “Storks,” and it will arrive in theatres on September 23, 2016. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Nicholas Stoller (“Neighbors”) and Doug Sweetland (Oscar-nominated short “Presto”) are co-directing the feature from an original script by Stoller. Stoller is also producing the film, together with Brad Lewis. Glenn Ficarra, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, John Requa and Jared Stern are serving as executive producers.
Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammer are set to star in “Storks,” with more voice cast to be announced. With a totally original story developed under the umbrella of the Warner Animation Group, the film will deliver a fresh and funny look at the fable behind storks. In announcing the date, Fellman stated, “We are thrilled to be broadening our animation slate with the new adventure ‘Storks.’”
Kwan Vandenberg, added, “‘Storks’ is an innovative idea that is sure to delight kids and families all over the world.” Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. Pictures’ President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, noted, “This is an exciting project that demonstrates the boundless creativity and imagination of the Warner Animation Group and our dear friend and frequent collaborator, Nick Stoller.”