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Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 10:45 am  |  20 responses

Dwight Howard to Voice a Turkey in the Film ‘Free Birds’


Free agent center Dwight Howard has officially gone Hollywood. D12 will lend his voice to a character named Cold Turkey in the animated film Free Birds (scheduled to hit theaters on November 1, 2013). Per Deadline (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. [...] (Dwight Howard) plays Cold Turkey, one of the Wild Turkeys that Jake (voiced by Woody Harrelson) and Reggie (voiced by Owen Wilson) meet when they travel back in time to try and get turkeys off the Thanksgiving Day menu. Amy Poehler, George Takei, Dan Fogler, Colm Meaney, Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, Danny Carey, Josh Lawson and Keith David also lend their voices to the film.”

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  • robb

    Turkey’s aren’t very bright . He’s gonna be awesome.

  • robb

    *Turkeys.

  • Enigmatic

    Ha! Props for finding a photo where dude actually kinda resembles a turkey lol

  • Markus437

    Probably will have trouble deciding what kind of voice to do…

  • BugEyes

    This is why shaq is always getting on Dwight for being soft. Dwight should be in the gym rehabbing, not doing voiceovers lol dude is a clown. he can do all this non sense after he wins a ring

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641944/

  • bike

    Should have got Birdman Anderson instead to play Cold Turkey.

  • Dev

    U Big Dummy! *Fred Sanford Voice*

  • Coors Cold Hard Facts

    He should be playing a chicken since he laid an egg last season

  • shockexchange

    D12 should pull this role of easily. He won’t have to act. He can simply be himself.

  • Jay Brodes

    interesting his choice of characters..kinda true in real life..so he is delaying his pending free agency to play a turkey like a toy story theme…oh boy!!! i am shaq’s side of this one!! Real Talk!

  • BugEyes

    2000-2003

  • spit hot fiyah

    that’s BBQ turkey down there! (shaq voice)

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    “he can do all this non sense after he wins a ring”

    Kazaam, Blue Chips, Steel = 1993-1999

  • BugEyes

    I know that but did you ever have one doubt in your mind shaq wasn’t serious and physical on the court? Or if he would of would won at least 2 because I didn’t. you heard shaq he would of posted up his own aunt if she played. Dwight is 5 times as athletic than any center he should be getting triple team but no he gets single up by a big white dude on the spurs in the playoffs lol

  • Ugh

    It’s not about how serious Shaq was, it’s about how dumb your comment was. :)

  • BugEyes

    Well in your profession which is probably being someone’s gopher, wouldn’t you try to get better and get serious instead of doing stupid ish :) if you were injured, I would hope so

  • BugEyes

    I can’t argue you Karzaam though you got me on that one lol

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Hahaha.

  • Guy_in_Kingston

    Another pathetic liberal attempt to change history by using your children…..Liberal people really are insane and mean.

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