2016-11-13 06:00

Johannesburg - There’s an incoherent pigeon in this film with a thatch of orange hair and a bad attitude who is a dead ringer for The Trump, which is pretty funny. Storks is a zany animated feature aimed at children – and, don’t worry, after showing them this you can get away with the stork story for a while longer when that question is asked.

In it, Junior (Andy Samberg), a stork on the fast track to becoming the boss, and Tulip (Katie Crown), an orphan raised by storks, must deliver an unauthorised baby before their boss finds out.

With the holiday season fast approaching, the cinemas are steadily filling up with family-friendly films, and there’s something for everyone in this movie, which is directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek) and Doug Sweetland (an award-winning animator who has been celebrated for Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc and Toy Story 2).

The animation is crisp, the characters are crazy enough to appeal to a school of under-10s, and the message of friendship and family is full of “aah” moments.

Storks is the latest from the production team that released The Lego Movie, which is giving Pixar/Disney a run for its box office money

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