Angry Birds movie (groan) to be animated in Vancouver (yay)
There are Angry Birds books, Angry Birds plush toys, Angry Birds ski goggles, and even Angry Birds golf balls. It's the game that seemingly launched a thousand merchandise licenses.
Apparently, that's not enough. On July 1, 2016, an Angry Birds movie is slated for release. And it's going to be animated in Vancouver.
The B.C. government issued a news release today (February 14) crowing about Rovio Entertainment choosing Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver to serve as its main animation house for the film.
"It was very important for Rovio to find the perfect partner - in style, talent and location - to bring the Angry Birds movie to life, and Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver made that decision easy," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment, in the government's release.
Apparently, the movie is being produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, with a screenplay by Jon Vitti.
You've probably played at least the free version of the Angry Birds game. But does this franchise really need a movie?