A Stork's Journey

Synopsis: Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the teenage sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his stork family is forced to reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he is not a migratory bird and would not survive the journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own. But only with the help of Olga, an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and Kiki, a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet, does he stand a chance to reach his goal and learn to accept who he really is.
Director(s): Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
Production: Grindstone Entertainment
  1 win & 2 nominations.
85 min


Get outta my way!

I called dibs!

- Are those what I think they are?

- Wow!

Oh, boy, I had to be late on cookie day!

Cookie? Cookie? Cookie?

- Here they come!

- Ah, it's crumb time!

- I want a piece!

- Cookies! Cookies!

They're at it already!

- Out of my way! I want it!

- Hey, can I squeeze in, guys?

- I've got beaks to feed!

- Snooze, you lose, Robert!

- Oh...

- I want that cookie!

- Hey!

- I called it!

Snooze, you lose!

- No touchbacks!

- Hey, no elbows!



Come to papa! Ha! Score!

- Wow!

- Yeah!

Come on wings, don't fail me!

Don't want to miss it!

My fellow storks.

Now that we all have nested,

we must concentrate on

the education of our offspring.

Almost there!

- The migration... Watch out!

- Whoa!

- Incoming!

- Whoa! Oops! Oh!

Sorry! Very late.


Made it! Come on, cookie, let's do this.

Did I miss it? Did I miss it?

Don't worry, hon, you're just in time.

Aw, and you brought a treat.

To celebrate our new arrival!

Richard, your Dad's here!

Ha ha, he looks just like

I did at that age.

Yeah, that's my boy.

He definitely has your impatience.

Looks like he's got

your pecking skills too!

Come on. You can do it!

Push, Richard. Push!



You chose the wrong day, buddy!



Who have we here?


Well, hello, Richard. I am Aurora.

Shh... it's all right.



That's good, isn't it?

Where are your parents?



- Oh, I am not your...

- Mmm...

Oh... come here.

Mm... What am I gonna do with you?

Hold on tight, Richard.


No fish? What's in here? Frogs?

No, Max, this is...

Claudius, my dear.

One of those pesky sparrows nearly

ruined my speech at the gathering!


Pests! What's for dinner?

There is something I wanted

to talk to you about...


Aaah! Get off! Aurora!

- Claudius, Max, this is...

- Get it off!

- Richard!

- Off! Off, off, off!

What is he doing here?

He's fun! Can he stay for dinner?

Certainly not.

Get this feathered leech off me!

Go play with him, Max.

Wanna go for a ride, Richard?

- Max!

- Whoo!

I found him alone in his nest.

Sparrows. Stork parents

would never leave a chick!

They didn't have a choice, Claudius.

Their nest was... was ravaged.


Still, this is none of our business.

Take him back.

I won't, my dear. I can't.

Imagine if it was our son,

all alone in the woods.

Hold on, kid. Turbulence ahead!


Where'd you go?

All right. The sparrow can stay.

I knew you would understand...

Only... till the Fall.

After that, he'll have to

look after himself. Agreed?


I don't want the other storks

to know about this.


he doesn't call me "Daddy".

- Daddy!

- Mm?

Look what I taught him!

Hee, hee.


Whoa! Crazy, Max!

- Can't handle it, little brother?

- Oh, I can handle it!

- Ha ha.

- Faster, Max! Faster!

Oh... oh... whoa!

I meant that!

- Sure you did!

- Whoa!

Mm-hmm. But silent, okay?

- I got it!

- Well done, my boy.

That doesn't look so hard...



Eeeh! Gross! Hmm.

Whoa! Richard! Flying fish!

- Yeah! Yeah! Yeah...

- Incoming!

Ugh! I got it!

Oh... oh...



Sorry, I fell out of bed.

Come on, Max, I thought you were fast!

Fast? I'll show you fast!

Whatever you say, big brother!

I'm waiting!

- I've almost got you!

- Ha ha, that's what you think!

- Watch this!

- Richard!

- Catch me if you can!

- The trees... they're so small!

Hey! We're not allowed to go that high!

Come on. Whoa!

You worry too much!

No, it's too windy! Let's turn around.

Chicken! A cool breeze

never hurt anyone.

- Richard!

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