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"Dwight Howard to voice cartoon turkey in time-traveling turkey movie"


  

          

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. Maxxx, roast this jive turkey like it was Thanksgiving.

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Dwight Howard to voice cartoon turkey in time-traveling turkey movie

By Eric Freeman | Ball Don't Lie Fri, Jun 14, 2013 7:33 PM EDT

Although his Los Angeles Lakers were bounced from the playoffs many moons ago, NBA All-Star Dwight Howard continues to grab headlines. On Friday, the soon-to-be free agent has already earned attention on this very page for having regular communication with Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons and texting with fellow free agent Chris Paul about teaming up South Beach-style after hitting the open market. With the NBA Finals now more than half-finished, it's time to ramp up the rumors and speculate wildly.

Howard is a full person, though, and not just a basketball player deciding on his future professional home. He has goals, desires, and curiosities that cannot be defined solely by his athletic abilities. And that's why he's going to voice a turkey in an animated movie about time-traveling turkeys.

It's called "Free Birds" not "Time Turkeys," sadly and here's the synopsis from IMDb (via Deadspin):

Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history - and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

I find it a little hard to believe that any Hollywood studio would make a movie that ends with turkey not being served at Thanksgiving, but maybe the Dream Factory will have some surprises in store for audiences. Or maybe it's a very serious film about turkeys excepting their fate and submitting to wholesale slaughter. The director also made "Jonah Hex," so he knows what it takes to create a hit!

Howard's role is likely small he's billed thirteenth, behind stars Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, and Amy Poehler and noteworthy supporting cast Keith David and Colm Meaney but he is no amateur. As our Dan Devine noted way back in September, Howard has done voiceover work on the Disney Channel series "Kick Buttowski" as a superhero facing off against a villain voiced by "Pardon the Interruption" host Tony Reali. (This is all true, I swear.) He has what it takes to bring real depth of feeling to the character of Cold Turkey (whose name is a pun, in case you didn't notice).

Howard has received some criticism in recent seasons for not appearing sufficiently invested in his basketball career, almost as if he'd prefer to be a well-liked celebrity to a widely respected champion. Those two public images aren't mutually exclusive, but this news probably isn't going to help Howard's cause.

On the other hand, he will probably be more likely to receive another invitation to the Kids' Choice Awards to get slimed. So, you know, maybe the tradeoff is worth it.


<----- Long Live The King

  

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Paging Maxx
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lol, he's not coming back til the Heat win a game.
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These are the types of things that make me think he's not leaving.
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maybe DH will learn something from making this movie
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maybe DH will learn something from making this movie
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LOL
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dwight just wanted to do research on time travel
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????
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voiceover is fast and pays, actors do it all the time
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This clown..
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Yes, I know he can voice a movie from Houston or whatever, but you get more opportunities being in LA.

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Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to win a title

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>Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside
>their differences and team up to win a title


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so he can fund a machine that will allow him to go back and not opt in.

wont work dummy.

  

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>As our Dan Devine noted way back in
>September, Howard has done voiceover work on the Disney
>Channel series "Kick Buttowski" as a superhero facing off
>against a villain voiced by "Pardon the Interruption" host
>Tony Reali. (This is all true, I swear.)

The fuck?

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10. "voiceover is fast and pays, actors do it all the time"
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old boy from entourage is low key on those best buy ads. morgan freeman is the OG of this shit, of course.

i would do that shit in a heartbeat. you got a 30 second spot for korean tampons? i'm there, CTC.

And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  

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