Of course, Hollywood, specifically Sony Pictures, came calling, leading to the release of 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie, which arrived among a sea of existing animated franchises, managing to gross $352 million worldwide. However, lightning (or, in this case, bodily impact,) would not strike twice for the birds at the box office, with 2019 sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2 going on to earn only about half its predecessor, tallying only $154.6 million worldwide off an underwhelming fourth place U.S. opening weekend. Consequently, with the property still financially viable, a medium migration seemed in order.
As Ville Heijari, CMO, Rovio expresses in a statement of the
“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 long-form series. We’re delighted to continue our partnership with CAKE and can’t wait to unveil the world of Angry Birds: Summer Madness to viewers on Netflix.”
Curtis Lelash, Director of Original Animated Series, Netflix
chimes in as well, stating:
“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 bird-ier than ever.”
That is the extent of the details for Angry Birds:
Summer Madness, which has yet to confirm a creative team or if the movie
voice cast—consisting of names like Jason Sudeikis, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Rachel
Bloom, Bill Hader, Leslie Jones, Sterling K. Brown and Awkwafina—will reprise
their roles on the series, seeing as the same characters will be represented, albeit
in a summer camp scenario.
Angry Birds: Summer Madness doesn’t have a specific
release date as of yet, but Netflix is touting a global premiere sometime in 2021.