Flying The Nest

Out Now On-Demand

A young plover chick named Ploey is struggling to learn to fly before his family migrates south in this animated family adventure. Isolated and afraid, Ploey embarks on a journey where he must use his cunning, and rely on the help of new friends to make it through the winter and see his flock once more.


Directed by

Adventure, Animated, Kids & Family


Rating: G

Iceland, Belgium

The Guardian


A slapdash air of will-this-do? carelessness permeates the film.

Sydney Morning Herald


The plot keeps moving and Ploey and the ptarmigan have a good-humoured, odd-couple appeal that neatly avoids sentimentality.

Herald Sun


While the standard of animation seen here is quite strong - especially when conveying the natural splendour of the Icelandic landscape - the storytelling chugs along on autopilot, and the voice cast follow suit.