Richard is a sparrow who is adopted by storks when his mother and father meet an untimely end. When the storks migrate to Africa, they leave Richard behind. With his new friends, Olga the owl and Kiki, the budgie, Richard heads south to rejoin his family.
But who cares! It’s all about Kiki! Kiki is a pudgy, disco loving budgie who dreams of becoming a singing sensation at the San Remo music festival. Kiki derails the trio’s journey to Africa to attend the festival, and is crushed when another budgie is singing his signature song.
In the end, Kiki overcomes his fear of flying and realizes how important true friendship is. Oh, and Richard finds and is accepted by his stork family in Africa.
Cooper thinks this movie would have been better if Kiki had been the star. She was happy that he escaped his small cage and found true friendship. She also enjoyed seeing different bird characters (pigeons, crows), but liked the blue budgie the best.