‘Angry Birds’ Animated Series Coming Soon, But No Feature Before 2015: MIPTV

An animated Angry Birds series of 52 episodes will be flocking to all possible devices ahead of next fall. Nick Dorra, head of animation at game producer Rovio, said the episodes will run 2.5-3 minutes with partnership discussions underway. “We want to be present on all possible screens,” he told MIPTV attendees. However, he also said an Angry Birds feature film is not imminently on the cards. “It’s in development, but it won’t be out in 2013 or 2014,” he said. In June last year, Rovio hired former Marvel chairman David Maisel as a special advisor to help build the company’s entertainment strategy and transition it into new areas in the entertainment space. Going the animated series route, Dorra said, is about “telling more engaging stories…and deeper thoughts, deeper feelings of the characters, such as, why are they always angry?”

Comments (3)

  • ”…and deeper thoughts, deeper feelings of the characters, such as, why are they always angry?”

    LOL

    Comment by Calvin — Monday, 2 April 2012 13:50 UK  
  • Always wondered why they were angry. GOOD TO KNOW WE WILL FIND OUT SOON!

    Comment by Douche — Monday, 2 April 2012 15:13 UK  
  • Well, this should be interesting. The red bird gets headline status in the game, but everyone knows it’s virtually useless and that the yellow bird and the bombs do the heavy lifting. I predict these talent contracts will be really difficult. And the blue birds are NEVER going to cut it just getting through glass in the series – they’re going to have to step up too.

    This is going to be one hostile and difficult set. Steer clear.

    Comment by JK — Monday, 2 April 2012 15:29 UK  
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