Angry Birds fans will be pleased to hear that Rovio the creators of the popular Angry Birds franchise has joined forces with Sony Pictures Entertainment and will be releasing an Angry Birds Movie on July 1st 2016.
Over the last few weeks several major studios were bidding for the global film rights to create an Angry Birds movie, but Sony Pictures Entertainment won through.
The new Angry Birds movie marks Rovio Entertainment’s first foray into feature films, although the Angry Birds world has already been animated thanks to the weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series.
Angry Birds Toons has been a massive success for Rovio notching up an impressive 150 million views from the Angry Birds apps alone within the first six weeks.
Michael Lynton, Chairman & CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, Amy Pascal, Co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio Entertainment explained:
Lynton and Pascal said, “Every studio in town would love to add Angry Birds to their slate. There are few titles out there that bring this kind of excitement, brand awareness and built-in audience to the table. We’re thrilled to be distributing this film and we hope this is just the beginning of what will be a long relationship with Rovio as we look for ways to work on future projects together.”
Mikael Hed said, “Sony impressed us with their great attitude, determination, and professionalism. They convinced us that we have found the right partners and team to help us market and distribute our first motion picture.”
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