Animated “Turkeys” Coming to Movie Houses in 2014

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Rel­a­tiv­ity Media and Reel FX, a movie stu­dio based in Dal­las and Santa Mon­ica, announced Wednes­day that they will jointly pro­duce and finance the ani­mated com­edy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release.

The film is directed by Jimmy Hay­ward (Hor­ton Hears A Who!), and stars the voice tal­ent of Owen Wil­son (Cars) and Woody Har­rel­son (The Hunger Games). Turkeys will be dis­trib­uted world­wide by Relativity.

Pro­duc­ing are Scott Mosier (Clerks), Craig Mazin (The Hang­over Part II), John Strauss (The Santa Claus 2) and David l. Stern (Hotel Tran­syl­va­nia). The screen­play was writ­ten by Stern and Strauss with a rewrite by Mazin.

Turkeys is an irrev­er­ent buddy com­edy where two turkeys from oppo­site sides of the tracks must put aside their dif­fer­ences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of his­tory — and get turkey off the menu for good.

This agree­ment is a cul­mi­na­tion of years of friend­ship and a con­tin­ued desire to col­lab­o­rate between Rel­a­tiv­ity and Reel FX,” said Rel­a­tiv­ity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO. “We are delighted to broaden our film release slate to include Turkeys, which fea­tures an excit­ing ros­ter of voice tal­ent, a pow­er­house cre­ative team and an orig­i­nal witty storyline.”

We’ve always been fans of Rel­a­tiv­ity, and have watched them evolve over the years into a major force in the film and enter­tain­ment busi­ness,” said Steve O’Brien, Chair­man and CEO of Reel FX. “We are excited to start our rela­tion­ship with Rel­a­tiv­ity by part­ner­ing with Ryan and his team to bring Turkeys to audi­ences around the world.”

Reel FX is a fully-integrated movie stu­dio that devel­ops and pro­duces both ani­mated films and live-action movies. In addi­tion to Turkeys, Reel FX’s grow­ing ani­ma­tion slate includes Day of the Dead (Guillermo del Toro pro­duc­ing) and Beasts of Bur­den (Aron Warner and Andrew Adam­son pro­duc­ing). Reel FX’s own film slate fol­lows almost 20 years of expe­ri­ence as an award-winning one-stop stu­dio for ani­mated con­tent, includ­ing films, spe­cial attraction/live venue projects and inter­ac­tive projects for com­pa­nies like Dream­Works Ani­ma­tion, Fox, Warner Bros. and Uni­ver­sal Studios.

Up next, Rel­a­tiv­ity will release the out­ra­geous Movie 43 (in the­atres Jan­u­ary 25), the film adap­ta­tion of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling Safe Haven (in the­atres Feb­ru­ary 8), the com­edy 21 and Over (in the­atres March 1), the cor­po­rate espi­onage thriller Para­noia (in the­atres Octo­ber 4, 2013) and Luc Besson’s darkly comedic action film Malavita (in the­atres Octo­ber 18, 2013) with Europa­Corp. Rel­a­tiv­ity is cur­rently in post-production on Scott Cooper’s gritty dra­matic thriller, cur­rently titled Out of the Fur­nace.

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