"Angry Birds" To Hit The Big Screen In 2016!

Caitlin Swift
Staff Writer

From iPhone app to movie the Angry Birds are set to take over theaters come the summer of 2016. The film is being funded by Rovio Entertainment who are the creators of the game. John Cohen (Despicable Me) and former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel are attached to the project. Earlier this week it was announced Sony Pictures had won the distribution rights to the film, and they couldn’t be happier!

“We’re thrilled to be distributing this film and we hope this is just the beginning of what will be a long relationship with Rovio as we look for ways to work on future projects together,” Sony Pictures co-chairs Michael Lunton and Amy Pascal said concerning the project.

Angry Birds comes complete with a target audience, as the game has been downloaded over 1.7 billion times. Since its inception in 2009 Angry Birdshave spawned soft drinks, toys, an animated show, and even a theme park! It seems like a movie would be the next logical step.

Keeping checking PopWrapped for updates on the film!

Pig city’s fountain. Here a process of this paiting I did for the Angry Birds Movie. It was very fun to paint gold.
A. Reference for the layout given by the Previous team.
B. Couple of sketches for the idea.
C. First pass of coloring to show my Production Designer Pete Oswald and have his feedback.
D. The fun on coloring :)

Rovio announces brand spin-off, Angry Birds Stella

Finnish developer Rovio announced the latest spin-off of its Angry Birds brand this morning: Angry Birds Stella, a multimedia project centered around the pink bird Stella and her new group of companions.

Angry Birds Stella will span multiple entertainment media, including video games, cartoons, toys and books. Rovio noted in a press statement this brand will be in use “for many years to come,” suggesting planned longevity for the spin-off.

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