A few years ago it was even difficult to imagine how a popular video game, where you need to shoot birds on green pigs from a huge slingshot, can become a cartoon. Even if they had come up with a tolerable story, no one knew for sure whether the audience would like it and whether it could recoup its budget.
Nevertheless, the cartoon Angry Birds in the cinema in the world box office collected the amount five times more for its budget, which prompted the creators to think about the continuation – we will now tell about it.
So far, the plot of the future animated film is not, but the date of the premiere is known – September 20, 2019. It is symbolic that this date marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the original game. Still the cartoon is going to release the American film company Sony Pictures in collaboration with the Finnish developer Rovio Entertainment, which owns the rights to the game Angry Birds.
Interestingly, even in the first part of the cartoon there were hints of a sequel, so after the captions they showed the main anti-hero – the green pig that lost the battle, but does not intend to surrender and already builds evil plans, as if to prevent the measured life of the birds. As in the game, everything is built on the confrontation of birds that can not fly, and rather unusual pigs.
In the cartoon, the main character is the red bird Red. He had an unhappy childhood – he did not know his parents, and even his peers mocked and humiliated him in every way. Because of this, he grew up with constant anger inside, which he could not express at all, but more and more closed in himself.
As an adult, Red had a serious problem – he began to have fits of anger, which he could not control. Because it is not strange that on the island of happy and carefree birds, he feels ill at ease.
Once on this very island, pig Leonard arrives. He immediately won the love of the locals due to his eloquence and manners. He talks a lot about his people and has absolutely no doubt among any birds … except Red.
He is the only one who begins to suspect that this charming pig actually conceived something bad and as a result his worst suspicions are beginning to be confirmed. Then, together with his faithful friends, he builds a plan for revenge … and oh, how unlucky the pig, who was on the way of angry birds!
Most often, if the sequel is filmed by the same film companies, the film crew does not change, well, or the changes are not entirely cardinal. However, in the case of the Angry Birds animated film in Cinema 2, almost all the participants were changed there.
It is difficult to say how it will affect the atmosphere and plot decisions of the future cartoon, but you can definitely say that the professionals will take the job.
So, the director of the future project will be Turop Van Orman, who previously wrote the script for cartoons such as Adventure Time, Camp Lazlo and Cool Girls. He was also the executive producer of the animated series Sanjay and Craig, where for three seasons it was told about the adventures of two bosom friends: the boy Sanjay and the green snake Craig.
Before Angry Birds in the movie 2 Turop Van Orman was the director of the animated series Amazing Flapjack’s misadventures, which are somewhat similar to the more well-known analogue – Sponge Bob square pants.
Both of these cartoons tell about the underwater life of the main characters, how they travel and invariably fall into a variety of scrape, which is always funny to remember, but first you need to try to get out.
Another director of the future cartoon will be John Rice, before that he participated in the creation of such animated series as Rick and Morty, Bob’s Snack Bar, The Hoods Family, Neighbors From Hell.
The screenwriters of the animated film about evil birds will be John Vitti (; The Simpsons Movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Ugly Truth) and Peter Ackerman (; Ice Age 3: The Age of Dinosaurs, The Americans).
John Cohen (; Despicable Me, Eared Riot), Daniel Chuba (; Stir in the Jungle, Real Garfield, Children from the Freight Car) and Michael Head (; Angry Birds to the movies) were appointed as producer.
- Not all the birds in the cartoon are angry, there are only four inhabitants of the island (they are also the main characters) who have a problem with containing their anger.
- For the dubbing of the first cartoon, many famous actors were invited, among them Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Sean Penn, Kate McKinnon, Jason Sudeikis and many others. Interestingly, the Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has already worked with Josh Gad on the dubbing of the characters from Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.
- The first part was written by John Vitti, who is also one of the creators of the legendary animated television series The Simpsons.
- Angry birds in the cartoon do not have wings, and therefore can not fly, but the creators have added them … hands! Thanks to this, the birds managed to function normally.
- More than a hundred million dollars the creators spent on the advertising campaign of the future cartoon. So, for the parade on Independence Day, they even created a huge inflatable copy of the main angry bird – Red.
; Angry Birds in Cinema 2 will definitely be a hit in the fall of 2019, because judging by the popularity of the first part, a new story about the adventures of angry birds will definitely find its audience.