freebirds
by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Entertainment, Film/TV
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Photo: Relativity Media

We’ve been gobbling up the news about the upcoming movie, “Free Birds.” In case you missed our recent story on the film: it features time-traveling turkeys who head back to the first Thanksgiving to take turkeys off future holiday menus. If you’re looking for a movie to see after you adopt a turkey this Thanksgiving, you might want to go check this one out.

The cast includes Owen Wilson as Reggie, a turkey pardoned by the president, and long-time vegan Woody Harrelson as Jake of the one-bird Turkey Liberation Front. Jake takes Reggie on their trip through time to save turkeys.

As Cinema Blend points out, the animated president sounds a lot like Bill Clinton, who likely doesn’t have turkey on his Thanksgiving menu. Although, another Clinton recently admitted she’s gone back to meat-eating.

Harrelson recently joked to USA today about his role as Jake, saying “I’ve been really studying for this part for a long time because I’ve been a vegan for 23 years. I had an instinct a long time ago: Don’t eat turkeys. Eventually you’re going to play one.”

The first “Free Birds” trailer from Relativity Media has now flown onto the internet. Check it out below! The movie hits theaters on November 1st; will you be heading to the theater after your Tofurky dinner?

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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