A Stork’s Journey (Video)

DVD Release: July 4, 2017
A Stork’s Journey (Video)


Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is a stork too! But when winter comes and the storks prepare to migrate to Africa, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest with the other sparrows since he could not survive the long journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on an epic adventure, accompanied by his friends big and small, to unleash potential and be reunited with his family.

Dove Review

“A Stork’s Journey” is a thrill ride! The sparrows, storks, owls, and other creatures are a delight and funny. The colors are vivid, and the story is rich. The theme is praiseworthy: a young sparrow, named Richard, raised for a time by storks, wants to travel with them when they migrate to Africa. They are afraid he won’t survive, so they leave without him. But he decides to secretly accompany them, and follow them he does. He has several amusing adventures along the way, but he wins the respect of many other characters due to his determination.

This wonderful animated film is voiced by Drake Bell, Justine “ijustine” Esarik, and Jane Lynch, who all bring their characters to life. Max, the stork, becomes a brother to Richard, and Aurora becomes the mother he never knew. Even Claudius, the dad, who doesn’t want to be bothered with Richard at first, comes to feel like Richard is one of the family. We are thrilled to award this wonderful, wholesome film our Dove Family-Approved Seal for all ages. Even the lively songs are wonderful in this movie. This is an adventure not soon to be forgotten. Five Doves all the way!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None.
Language: OMG-1; "He's a cuckoo"-1; "jerk" and "I hate you" are used by an angry sparrow, but he changes and is kind after this; "Chicken!"-1.
Violence: A stork plucks a fish out of the water, tosses it in the air, and swallows it; a creature with fangs bared starts toward two sparrows and the scene cuts away; a flying fish smacks into sparrow but the sparrow is okay; sparrow falls hard against a branch, lands on a gravestone and faints; bats bare sharp teeth, pursue a sparrow, then bump into each other and are hit by a truck; one of them loses a tooth but they survive; a character smacks a sparrow into a corner; a sparrow is chased by a honey badger; the honey badger smashes into a pillar.
Drugs: A karaoke bar is seen, but no drinking takes place, just singing.
Nudity: None.
Other: Tension between characters including between a father and son stork; a character goes through depression temporarily; CPR is successfully used on an owl; a giant spider crawls on a character's head.


Company: Grindstone Entertainment Group
Writer: Reza Memari
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 84 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter