“Angry Birds” movie, with release date July 1, 2016, is loaded with comedians as Sony and Rovio announced the voice cast recently.
“Saturday Night Live” alumnus Jason Sudeikis will play the Red Bird with a temper problem. Josh Gad, who was the voice behind Olaf, now takes the role of the yellow bird Chuck. Danny McBride is Bomb. Bill Hader, who just like Sudeikis is an alumnus of “Saturday Night Live”, is cast as evil pigs. Maya Rudolph is Matilda and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones” and “Destiny”) is The Mighty Eagle.
Others who make up the supporting cast are Kate McKinnon, Hannibal Buress, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tony Hale, and Danielle Brooks.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has the exclusive worldwide distributions to the “Angry Birds” movie. Rovio Entertainment developed, produced, and financed the animated 3D comedy.
Rovio Entertainment CEO Mikael Hed said in a press release, “Sony impressed us with their great attitude, determination, and professionalism. They convinced us that we have found the right partners and team to help us market and distribute our first motion picture. Michael, Amy, Jeff Blake, Sony’s marketing and distribution head, and their teams will be the best possible collaborators as we get set to take our franchise to the next level.”
Angry Birds is among the world’s biggest entertainment franchises that started in 2009 as an original mobile game. At this time, it is the top paid app for all time.
“Angry Birds” movie is Rovio Entertainment’s first venture into feature films. But fans have already seen the world of Angry Birds with a weekly dose of Angry Birds Toons animated series. It was launched in March through the Angry Birds apps, select video-on-demand channel providers, connected devices, Smart TVs, and select TV networks around the world. It was a huge success gaining more than 150 million views from the apps only during the first six weeks.