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Thursday
Jan052012

It's National Bird Day ~ Best Birds on Film!

It totally is! Every 5th of January as it so happens.

There's no reason to post about it other than that I actually threw on this Finding Nemo seagull t-shirt this morning "MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE" ... before I knew! [insert eery music]

It's a sign that silly list-making is required of me. 

Though this year in cinema was definitely the Year of the Dog, we did get at least one memorable bird in Lord Shen, the villain of Kung Fu Panda 2. There were also feathers flying everywhere in Rio but I can't seem to bring myself to watch the screener because it never shows up in "Best Animated Film" nominations. Not that you should trust those when Cars 2 does ferchrissakes.

Favorite Feathered Film Things!


18 Ben Foster as Angel in Let Us Not Speak of That Movie or that guy from Barbarella I forget his name.
17 Kevin in Up (2009)
16 Lord Shen in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
15 Camilla from The Muppets 
14 Those ostrich costumes in Priscilla Queen of the Desert
13 The vultures from The Jungle Book

12 Maleficent's crow in Sleeping Beauty
11 The Crow (1994)
10 The mariachi owls from Rango
09 those seagulls "mine mine mine mine mine mine"
08 Natalie's final pirouette transformation in Black Swan
07 Matthew Barney's flock in Cremaster 5 (1997)

Cremaster 5

06 Björk at the Oscars
05 Babs in Chicken Run (2000). Remember her?
04 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
03 Pixar's For the Birds
02 The Birds (1963)
01 Michelle Pfeiffer as Ladyhawke (1985)

 

P.S. Tweety-bird and Road Runner are assholes.

P.P. S. images that came up this morning when I searched for "Ben Foster Angel Screencaps"

and they all came up within the first couple of pages. LOL

Zombieland rules, Shame's three-way, Rapunzel Baby, some shirtless guy -- I'm guessing reality television?, Harry Potter...  internet lulz! 

What they have to do with Ben Foster's winged mutant is up to you to decipher!

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Reader Comments (16)

Isn't the shirtless guy Zachary Levi? (That and Rapunzel baby would have something in common)

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFernando Moss

Babs in Chicken Run? I really can't remember! Was it only for the American version?

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBruno

The Bird of Prey from any Star Trek movie.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter//3|RT

Bruno -- she was the ditzy chicken in chicken run (not Babs as in Streisand but Babs as in the character name)

January 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

"Tweety-bird and Road Runner are assholes." Haha...um, okay!

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKurtis O

Aw, once again "Brewster McCloud" gets no love.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDS

The Angel in Angels In America ... ok I know it was tv miniseries, but it felt cinematic enough :)

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRamification

Ferdinand the Duck, in Babe.

I literally have no idea how I didn't see where you'd be going with #1. You are totally incorrigible!

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

Some shirtless guy. LOLz. Pretty sure that's Chuck and Tangled voice actor Zachary Levi.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

Ryan T -- wow. i would have NEVER recognized him. he looks so different than he used to. (i don't watch Chuck)

January 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Bjork is # 1 on my list for sure.

This list will totally change if Portlandia ever becomes a movie.

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSethGRocks

Also, Iago from Aladdin -- "I'm about to have a heart attack and die from not-surprise."

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Sad omission: Yubaba from "Spirited Away"

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterButtercup

No March of the Penguins (2005)?

January 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRich

OSTRICH costume in "Prscila"? All the Australian readers on your blog are crying right now...

January 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Who can forget Babs in Chicken Run? :]

January 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEva
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