New images from The Angry Birds Movie
Rovio and Sony Pictures (via Entertainment Weekly) have revealed three new images from The Angry Birds Movie, featuring our first look at the villainous green pig antagonists of the animated feature. Check out the pics in the gallery 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).
“The question Rovio gets more than anything is ‘Why are these birds so angry?’” says producer John Cohen (Despicable Me). “This is the origin story for how that conflict came to exist between birds and little green piggies.”
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.