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Angry Birds animated series coming this fall, is a movie next?

April 03, 2012|By Deborah Netburn
  • A visitor tests the Angry Birds game on a Blackberry Playbook tablet device.
A visitor tests the Angry Birds game on a Blackberry Playbook tablet device. (Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg…)

Hurling the Angry Birds at evil green pigs is fun and all, but maybe you’d like get to know your feathered friends on a deeper level. You’re in luck! Rovio, the Finnish company behind the wildly successful mobile game, is planning to launch a series of short animations starring all your favorite characters from Angry Birds this fall.

By creating an animated series, Rovio can get deeper into the characters that populate the Angry Bird games, said Nick Dorra, Rovio’s head of animation, speaking at the MIPTV conference held in Cannes, France.

 “It’s about telling more engaging stories…and deeper thoughts, deeper feelings of the characters, such as why are they always so angry?” Dorra said.

 So far, Rovio is planning a 52-episode series of animated shorts—all three minutes or under. Dorra said the company is in the process of developing a video app, and is hoping that the series will be available across all screens including mobile, PC and TV.

And if you’re worried that 52 two-and-a-half to three-minute episodes aren’t going to satisfy your need to know more about those livid birds, take heart: Dorra said that a full-length Angry Birds film is in development.

 “But it won’t be out in 2013 or 2014,” he told the MIPTV audience. “You’ll just have to bide your time and watch our shorts!”

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