After a massive fan effort that involved slinging a billion birds within the game at UnlocktheFlock.com, the full voice cast and first image from Rovio and Sony Pictures’ Angry Birds animated movie has been unlocked. Check out the pic and the impressive ensemble below!
The main trio of Angry Birds will be led by Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers) as Red, a bird with a temper, with Josh Gad (Frozen) as the speedy Chuck and Danny McBride (This is the End, “Eastbound & Down”) voicing the volatile Bomb.
Supporting these three comedy superstars is Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) as a pig, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) as Matilda and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) will play Mighty Eagle. Also lending their voices to the video game adaptation are Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Kate McKinnon (“SNL”), Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Hannibal Buress (“Broad City”), Cristela Alonzo (“Cristela”), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black”), singer Romeo Santos and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla).
John Cohen, producer of the film said, “I’m extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they’re surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent ? these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we’re thrilled to have them all on board.”
In its various formats, the “Angry Birds” game has been downloaded over two billion times as of this year, with an animated series “Angry Birds Toons” that has collectively tallied three-billion views on numerous platforms. Written by “The Simpsons” alum Jon Vitti and directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, the Angry Birds movie is set to debut in the US on July 1, 2016.
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