Theatrical Release: September 23, 2016
DVD Release: December 20, 2016


Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby girl.

Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop, in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Dove Review

Nate’s parents are always busy with their realtor business — too busy for their son. When the young boy goes the the attic, he finds a pamphlet about storks delivering babies. So he writes them letter, asking for a baby brother, and sends it to the baby factory so that the storks can deliver him. Little does he know that the factory is no longer delivering babies, but packages.

Meanwhile, Junior, the head stork in deliveries, is about to get promoted to “Boss.” His first assignment is to fire orphan Tulip, a young girl who never got delivered to her family and has worked for the package company for 18 years. However, Junior doesn’t want to fire her and sends her to the letter office, which is no longer in use. When Nate’s letter is delivered to her, she gets excited and puts the letter in the slot, and the baby factory comes alive. How can Junior and Tulip fix this problem? They deliver the baby, of course!

Along the way, Junior and Tulip learn a lot about each other, the meaning of having a baby, and the right thing to do. They must endure many obstacles as they care for the sweet little baby in their charge. In the meantime, Nate is getting his parents to help him prepare for their new arrival, and Tulip finds her family on her 18th birthday.

“Storks” delivers fun, wholesome entertainment for the entire family. We are proud to award it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages and 5 Doves, our best rating.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Gosh-1; Oh my gosh-1.
Violence: A plane almost hits a stork; explosions; boss uses birds as golf balls and a ping-pong ball; wolves chase characters; penguins steal baby; characters throw forks at stork and penguins; plane crashes.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Animated baby's bare butt is shown.
Other: Comment about urinating while falling; the idea of getting a baby from a factory; parents don't have time for children, because work is more important.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Nick Stoller
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe