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October 8, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
"Angry Birds" will enter a galaxy far, far away with a new version of the game that combines the familiar feathered friends with well-known characters and settings from "Star Wars" "Angry Birds Star Wars" debuts Nov. 8, taking players from the deserts of Tatooine to the sphere of the Death Star. The forthcoming title, a result of a partnership between "Angry Birds" creator Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm, will depict "Angry Birds" characters as the heroes of the science fiction saga.  "As a big 'Star Wars' fan myself, I'm really excited about this new universe," Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio, said in a statement.
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November 19, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Angry Birds is out to conquer the world -- the entertainment world, at least. A new exhibit will begin a world tour next year that explains -- in an oh-so entertaining way -- the science and technology behind the addictive mobile game. " Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science of a Global Phenomenon" which sounds part science lesson and part interactive fun, will be a 10,000-square-foot exhibit that promises to be educational, but not in a stuffy way. " From astronaut Don Pettit demonstrating physics concepts using our characters while aboard the International Space Station, to stories about physics teachers using our games in their lesson plans to inspire their students, Rovio is always proud to be part of fun learning," Dan Mitchell, the company's director of location-based entertainment, said in a statement Monday.
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March 12, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Rovio Entertainment is launching an animated series based on its popular "Angry Birds" game characters, which it will make available on television, smartphones and tablets. "Angry Birds Toons" will feature its familiar characters in a year's worth of episodes -- 52 weekly installments -- starting this weekend. New shows will appear on television Saturdays, then become available the next day through mobile apps and video-on-demand platforms. "Launching the channel, and partnering up with some of the best video-on-demand providers and TV networks, is an important milestone for us on our journey towards becoming a fully-fledged entertainment powerhouse," Rovio Chief Executive Mikael Hed said in a statement.
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May 15, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Angry Birds will be flying into movie theaters in July 2016 with Sony announcing Wednesday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the ubiquitous game franchise. The 3-D CG-animated movie will be developed and financed by Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish gaming company that created "Angry Birds. " John Cohen, who most recently produced Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me," will produce.  Since its debut in December 2009, the "Angry Birds" game and its offshoots have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times.
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November 19, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Angry Birds is out to conquer the world -- the entertainment world, at least. A new exhibit will begin a world tour next year that explains -- in an oh-so entertaining way -- the science and technology behind the addictive mobile game. " Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science of a Global Phenomenon" which sounds part science lesson and part interactive fun, will be a 10,000-square-foot exhibit that promises to be educational, but not in a stuffy way. " From astronaut Don Pettit demonstrating physics concepts using our characters while aboard the International Space Station, to stories about physics teachers using our games in their lesson plans to inspire their students, Rovio is always proud to be part of fun learning," Dan Mitchell, the company's director of location-based entertainment, said in a statement Monday.
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October 9, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Angry Birds, the Bad Piggies, the eggs - you know the game-on drill. But what if you use your hands and feet instead of a smartphone app to move to the next level? That's the idea behind Angry Birds activity parks planned at three hotels in Finland - and they're not your typical amusement parks. "There will be different kinds of activities for children as well as for grown-ups," Iiro Rossi of Holiday Club Resorts wrote in an email. "There will be climbing, sliding, crawling, parkour, jumping, scoring, driving, playing, you name it. One thing missing are traditional rides usually seen in amusement parks.
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May 15, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Angry Birds will be flying into movie theaters in July 2016 with Sony announcing Wednesday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the ubiquitous game franchise. The 3-D CG-animated movie will be developed and financed by Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish gaming company that created "Angry Birds. " John Cohen, who most recently produced Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me," will produce.  Since its debut in December 2009, the "Angry Birds" game and its offshoots have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times.
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June 13, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday announced a "wide-ranging marketing" partnership with Rovio Entertainment, creator of the wildly popular "Angry Birds" game. It's the first such deal Rovio has made with a sports team, and the Eagles have not disclosed much about it other than to promise "plenty of Angry Birds fun" during the 2012 season. The team did release a cartoon on YouTube promoting the partnership, with a flattering portrayal of a muscle-bound Andy Reid introducing the birds as the newest members of the Eagles.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Rovio Entertainment is launching an animated series based on its popular "Angry Birds" game characters, which it will make available on television, smartphones and tablets. "Angry Birds Toons" will feature its familiar characters in a year's worth of episodes -- 52 weekly installments -- starting this weekend. New shows will appear on television Saturdays, then become available the next day through mobile apps and video-on-demand platforms. "Launching the channel, and partnering up with some of the best video-on-demand providers and TV networks, is an important milestone for us on our journey towards becoming a fully-fledged entertainment powerhouse," Rovio Chief Executive Mikael Hed said in a statement.
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Angry Birds, the Bad Piggies, the eggs - you know the game-on drill. But what if you use your hands and feet instead of a smartphone app to move to the next level? That's the idea behind Angry Birds activity parks planned at three hotels in Finland - and they're not your typical amusement parks. "There will be different kinds of activities for children as well as for grown-ups," Iiro Rossi of Holiday Club Resorts wrote in an email. "There will be climbing, sliding, crawling, parkour, jumping, scoring, driving, playing, you name it. One thing missing are traditional rides usually seen in amusement parks.
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October 8, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
"Angry Birds" will enter a galaxy far, far away with a new version of the game that combines the familiar feathered friends with well-known characters and settings from "Star Wars" "Angry Birds Star Wars" debuts Nov. 8, taking players from the deserts of Tatooine to the sphere of the Death Star. The forthcoming title, a result of a partnership between "Angry Birds" creator Rovio Entertainment and Lucasfilm, will depict "Angry Birds" characters as the heroes of the science fiction saga.  "As a big 'Star Wars' fan myself, I'm really excited about this new universe," Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio, said in a statement.
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