Netflix captures Angry Birds animation

Netflix captures Angry Birds animation
Netflix, UK producer/distributor Cake and mobile game developer Rovio Entertainment have partnered on a new animated series based on Angry Birds.

Angry Birds: Summer Madness (40×11′) will premiere worldwide in 2021. It’s the latest property based on the IP after shortform series such as Angry Birds Toons and Angry Birds Stella, as well as two feature films.

The producers said the new show would take its cues from the humour and tone of the Angry Birds Movie franchise while revealing a fresh look.

It follows the birds at summer camp under the questionable guidance of their counsellor, where they push boundaries and break all the rules while fending off the brash and obnoxious pigs on the other side of the lake.

The show marks the latest collaboration in a long-term partnership between Cake and Rovio, which includes international distribution rights to Rovio’s expanding library of non-dialogue shorts.

Ville Heijari, chief marketing officer at Rovio, said: “Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy. After more than a decade in hit games, blockbuster movies and licensed products, this is the Angry Birds’ first foray into a longform series.”

Curtis Lelash, director of original animated series at Netflix, said: “Angry Birds have been a true phenomenon for kids around the world and we’re excited to bring them home to the nest at Netflix where they will be angrier and birdier than ever.”