Free Birds comes out on Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, February 4th. To kick off the new release, I’m giving away a Free Bird Blu-ray combo pack on my movie blog. The movie is about two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who travel back in time in order to keep their species off the Thanksgiving menu. The animated film features the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler.
Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler star as Reggie and Jenny in Fox Home Entertainment’s animated motion picture, Free Birds. Although Reggie is a time-traveling turkey who is focused on taking his kind off of the Thanksgiving menu, he can’t help but take some time to get to know the lovely Jenny. Their romance blossoms and she gives Reggie added motivation he needs to accomplish his mission. To help you get into the mood for romance this Valentine’s Day, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have compiled a list of the top animated animal couples in film and TV history.
The Top 6 Animated Animal Couples
Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Regarded as the “Brad and Angelina” of animated animal couples, Mickey and Minnie have been together since 1928, when they first appeared in the animated short film “Steamboat Willie.” This power couple has managed to survive the ups and downs that come with such a long relationship — including the shift to color, and the invention of computer animation.
Donkey and Dragon
This couple may be the oddest pairing on our list. Even in the cartoon world, it’s not expected that you would find a loud-mouthed donkey, and a fire-breathing dragon, in love. However, that’s just what you get in Shrek. It’s a good thing Donkey is such a sweet-talker, as he had to talk his way out of getting eaten by Dragon the first time they met.
Simba & Nala
Once childhood friends, Simba and Nala were separated by the events that led to the death of Simba’s father, Mufasa in The Lion King. They are reunited when Nala tries to attack Simba’s jungle companion, Pumba the wild boar. Upon realizing they are in fact friends, the flames of young love are rekindled. They eventually go on to take back the empire that was rightfully theirs, and Simba restores his place as king of the jungle.
Bugs & Lola
Bugs Bunny was known as one of the most eligible bachelors in the cartoon world for much of his career. That is, until he met Lola in 1996’s Space Jam. With Michael Jordan as his wingman, Bugs was able to win Lola’s heart, all while helping the Toon Squad defeat the Monsters in the ultimate game of basketball — one that would decide the fate of the universe.
Lady & Tramp
These young pups from the opposite sides of the tracks are responsible for one of the most iconic love scenes in all of film history. Their spaghetti kiss from Lady & The Tramp is the most widely recognizable kisses of the 20th century. However, the kiss was only the beginning of their romance, as they went on to have four puppies together. I guess you could say it was more than just puppy love!
Melman & Gloria
Melman & Gloria’s love story in Madagascar is one of determination. After Gloria confessed her attraction to Alex, Melman is forced to leap into action to try and win over his childhood crush. His efforts eventually pay off as he wins her love and affection. They will likely go down as the most famous Giraffe-Hippopotamus couple in film history.
Free Bird Giveaway
Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a reader of my movie blog will win a Free Birds Blu-ray Combo Pack. The deadline to enter the contest is Thursday, February 6th (Eastern time). To enter the sweepstake, leave a comment about your favorite Hollywood couple. The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA.
[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my movie blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]