Migration to stream free on Peacock in April

Did you know the animated bird flick was written by The White Lotus creator Mike White? It’s true!

Migration Key Art - credit: 2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Migration Key Art - credit: 2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC /
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If you’re a Peacock subscriber and your kids have watched Trolls Band Togethers 1000 times so far, we’ve got good news for you: Migration, the bird-focused animated film from Illumination, will hit the service streaming “free” on April 19, 2024.

We’re putting “free” in quotes because you have to be a Peacock subscriber, but you’re not going to have to pay extra money to watch the movie or anything.

If you missed the film when it was in theaters (and technically it still is in some places), it is actually written by Mike White, the creator of The White Lotus on HBO. Before you hide your kids’ eyes, just know that White is a prolific talent who creates adult fare like The White Lotus, as well as iconic movies like School of Rock, and was even a contestant on Survivor. Guy does a lot of stuff!

Here’s the official synopsis of the film, via Peacock:

Filled with Illumination’s signature subversive humor, authentic heart and unforgettable characters, Migration is a hilariously funny, feathered family vacation like no other! Fans can join the Mallard family, as they embark on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City, only for their well-laid plans to go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons.  

The movie stars the voices of Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina and Danny DeVito. It’s directed by Benjamin Renner and Guylo Homsy. And best of all, it’s a scant 82 minutes long, meaning you can pop this on, go make some dinner, and the kids will be done watching birds do bird stuff in time to chow down.

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