Want to keep a tab on all that happens in Piggy Island? Rovio, makers of the popular Angry Birds games series, will throw open its all-new animated series to enthusiasts next month. Every week, starting the weekend of March 16, viewers will be able to watch a new episode of Angry Birds Toons, with the latest adventures of the birds and the pigs. “For the first time ever, you can get up close and personal with your favorite characters,” Rovio writes on its website.
To keep the entertainment quotient up, right at the start, Rovio has readied a trailer for its new cartoon show (see below).
The trailer actually has got our interests piqued, for it doesn't seem anything like the games we've played. The pigs seem more cheerful and the colours only add to the visual element.
In April last year, we had reported about the company planning on introducing a weekly TV cartoon series that year. It was stated back then that a total of 52 episodes would be aired. Its makers had also let it out that the weekly TV series will not be so much about the entire action in the game, but will go deeper into the feelings of the birds and will try to analyse why the birds are always angry? Though a little late, it seems that things are finally falling in place for Rovio in terms of its weekly animated series.
A full-length Angry Birds movie is in the works, too. Rovio believe that it has just begun with the setting up of an entertainment brand called Angry Birds and plan to make it a permanent part of the pop culture. The Despicable Me producer John Cohen has been signed on as Producer for the movie and David Maisel, former Chairman of Marvel Studios and Executive Producer of Iron Man, will be the Executive Producer. The feature film will be coming to theatres in the summer of 2016 and will be produced and financed by Rovio Entertainment. Rovio states that by following Marvel Studios’ example, which was created by Maisel, Rovio will produce and finance the movie outside the studio system and retain full creative control.
“John’s an exceptionally talented producer, and we’re delighted to have him join the flock,” said Mikael Hed, CEO, Rovio Entertainment. “With John’s hands-on producer background and David´s expertise in establishing and running his own successful studio, these two are the dream team for making a movie outside the studio system. Both professionals have the ideal skills and vision to achieve incredible things.”
No one's unfamiliar with Angry Birds, and most of us at least have a clue of it, if not played it. Catapulting grumbling birds, aimed at a bunch of pigs sticking their head out of crannies became instant hit and as aforementioned, triggered some 700 million downloads,