Storks is an upcoming 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland, and written by Stoller, based on his own idea and developed by Warner Bros. Animation under the Warner Animation Group banner. The film stars the voices of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Crown, Anton Starkman, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Stephen Kramer Glickman, Danny Trejo, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. It is scheduled to be released on September 23, 2016, by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Instead of delivering babies, storks deliver packages for an internet retailer. When a stork named Junior accidentally produces an unauthorized baby, he must fix the situation before anyone finds out.
The project was first announced in January 2013, when Warner Bros. formed its animation think tank with some directors and writers to develop animated films, Nicholas Stoller was hired by the studio to create and write Storks, while Doug Sweetland was attached to direct the film. On April 20, 2015, Andy Samberg and Kelsey Grammer were added to the voice cast of the film, and it was announced that Stoller and Sweetland would co-direct the 3D film, while Stoller would produce the film along with Brad Lewis. The original idea film was developed under Warner Bros. Animation. Sony Pictures Imageworks will be the film’s animation service. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were also announced in the cast who provided their voices for the film. On June 15, 2016, Jennifer Aniston was announced in the cast.