The Angry Birds Movie

Sony Sets 2019 Date for ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′

Franchise creator Rovio and Columbia Pictures have revealed the official release date for The Angry Birds Movie 2 — the sequel will hit theaters on September 20, 2019, in line ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →

CAKE to Serve New ‘Angry Birds’ Toon at MIPTV

London-based kids entertainment company CAKE has announced it will be launching Rovio’s edgy-new comedy series Angry Birds Blues to the MIPTV market in Cannes next month. The ... Continue Reading →

Bardel Helps Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds Blues’ Take Wing

World-leading Canadian animation company Bardel Entertainment has teamed up with Rovio Entertainment to produce its latest toon series, Angry Birds Blues (30 x 2-3 min.). The show bowed ... Continue Reading →

Rovio’s Mikael Hed Forms Kaiken, Buys TV & Pub Depts.

Mikael Hed, founder and former CEO of Rovio Entertainment (Angry Birds), has formed a new venture focused on animation, digital apps, and publishing: Kaiken Entertainment. The new outfit, ... Continue Reading →

Up to 10% of Jobs May Be Cut at Restructuring Rovio Animation

Rovio Entertainment, creator of the hit Angry Birds mobile game, entertainment and licensing franchise, may eliminate up to 35 jobs or nearly 10% of total employees as it restructures ... Continue Reading →

Clips & Images: Cristela Alonzo & Armie Hammer Join ‘Cars 3’

Disney-Pixar has revealed some key cast members and the new characters they are voicing for Cars 3, zooming into theaters on June 16, 2017. Joining Owen Wilson, who once again voices ... Continue Reading →

Reminder & Roundup: Oscar Nomination Voting Opens Jan. 5

New year, new Academy Awards race! Voting for Oscar nominations opens Thursday, January 5 for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members, to be completed by Friday, January ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Best Original Song & Score Contenders Revealed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the tracklist for its 91-title Best Original Song contenders list for the 89th Academy Awards. Animated films account for ... Continue Reading →

Gold Grabbers

A deep range of features contends for honors, kudos and statuettes in one of the most competitive years for animation in Oscars history. There’s never been a year as robust for animated ... Continue Reading →