Angry Birds Toons

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Angry Birds Toons
Angry Birds Toons logo.png
Angry Birds Toons Logo
Format Animated series
Created by Mikael Hed
Lauri Konttori
Mikko Pöllä
Voices of Antti Pääkkönen
Antti L. J. Pääkkönen
Pasi Ruohönen
Lynne Guaglione
Heljä Heikkinen
Aku Laitinen
Rauno Ahonen
Antti Jaakola
Chris Sadler
Opening theme "Angry Birds Toons"
Country of origin Finland
United States
Original language(s) Finnish
English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production company(s) Rovio Entertainment
Toon City (episodes 13-44; episode 47-present)
Atomic Cartoons (episodes 45-present)
Distributor AdMob
Broadcast
Original channel ToonsTV
various broadcast
Original run March 16, 2013 (2013-03-16) – 2015
External links
Website

Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish-American animated TV series based on Rovio's video game franchise of the same name. This animated series provides explanations for the rivalry between the birds and the pigs; it also relates the birds' and pigs' (so far) comedic adventures among themselves and against each other. Episodes are being released on a schedule of one per week every Sunday.

There was an introductory episode called "Meet the Flock," which introduced the characters to the audience and gave most of the birds their names. None of the green pigs have been identified by name so far, but all the various types of pigs visible in the Angry Birds game (such as the king pig and the helmeted pig) have been shown. The episodes are all fairly short; so far they are all under three minutes. No dialogue is used, only facial expressions, sound effects and simple vocalizations, similar to many of the Tom & Jerry cartoons of the mid-twentieth century. This allows the cartoons to be understood by virtually all cultures worldwide without alteration or translation.

As of September 2013, Angry Birds Toons has been viewed more than 1 billion times since it launched in March 2013.[1] As of July 2014, ToonsTV has been viewed over 3 billion times.[2]

Specials[edit]

In 2011 Nickelodeon has shown Angry Birds: Wreck The Halls, a Christmas special aired on December 17, 2011;[3] and Angry Birds Space, an animated prequel to the video game of the same name in March 2012.[4]

Characters[edit]

  • Red (the Red Bird): (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen and Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Chuck (the Yellow Bird): (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Bomb (the Black Bird): (Voiced by Pasi Ruohönen)
  • Matilda (the White Bird): (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • The Blues (Jay, Jake and Jim) (the Blue Birds) : (Voiced by Lynne Guaglione and Heljä Heikkinen)
  • Terence (the Big Brother Bird): (Voiced by Heljä Heikkinen)
  • Bubbles (the Orange Bird): (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pakkeon)
  • Minion Pigs: (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen and Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Corporal Pig: (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • King Pig: (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Chef Pig: (Voiced by Aku Laitinen)
  • Foreman Pig (Voiced by Rauno Ahonen)
  • Professor Pig (Voiced by Antti Jaakola)
  • Chronicler Pig (Voiced by Chris Sadler)
  • Zombie Pigs (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Goliath Prisoner Pig (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Guard Pig (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Prisoner Pig (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Snail (Voiced by Aku Laitinen)
  • Different Pig (Voiced by Aku Laitinen)
  • "Ray" (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Bomblebee (Voiced by Douglas Black Heaton)
  • Goliath Pig (El Porkador) (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Hard Pig (Hambo) (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Gnome (Voiced by Eric Guaglione)
  • Caterpillar (Voiced by Antii L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Tenor Pig (Voiced by Gian Majidi)
  • Eggs.

Series[edit]

Rovio has announced a TV series based on the Angry Birds video game series. They plan to produce 52 short episodes. The series will be produced by Finnish animation studio Kombo, which Rovio bought in June 2011. "I am happy to say we are going to roll out a weekly animation series this year of short format content," said Nick Dorra, head of animation at Rovio.[5]

The series is available worldwide on all Angry Birds apps, selected video-on-demand services, and selected Smart TVs; in addition, it also airs on 20 regular television networks throughout the world.

Spin-offs[edit]

In 2014, Rovio plans to release a new season of Angry Birds Toons, including two dedicated series and one of them is for Bad Piggies called Piggy Tales and the other is based on the upcoming Angry Birds Stella spinoff.[1]

Piggy Tales[edit]

Main article: Piggy Tales

In April 11, 2014, Rovio released a new series dubbed "Piggy Tales[6] " on their multi-platform broadcasting channel, Toons.tv, with the Pilot Episode being "Trampoline". Piggy Tales is a Finnish clay animation series, like those of Aardman Animations, but with a blank background. The series is based on the minion pigs' life, with other exclusive characters to appear in various episodes, but no other pigs or birds are to be featured.

Home Media[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first 26 episodes on DVD and Blu-ray on December 3, 2013.

Later the next year, Sony released the next 26 episodes on DVD and Blu-ray on April 15, 2014.

Angry Birds Toons Episode List[edit]

International distribution[edit]

Country Network(s) Series premiere
 Israel Arutz HaYeladim[7]
 Finland MTV3
MTV3 Juniori
 Chile Canal 13
 India Cartoon Network
 Norway TV2
 Brazil Gloob
 Portugal Nickelodeon
 Australia FOX8
 Italy Super! 28 November 2013
 Germany Super RTL
 France Gulli
Canal J
 United Kingdom POP
 Russia Nickelodeon
 Indonesia antv 16 March 2013
 Canada Teletoon 16 March 2013
 United States Xfinity On Demand 16 March 2013
 Ukraine 1+1 17 March 2013
 South Korea JEI TV
JEI English TV
 Spain Neox
Antena 3
29 June 2013
 Philippines GMA Network 27 July 2013
 New Zealand TV2 19 August 2013
 Turkey TRT Çocuk 6 September 2013
 Malaysia Nickelodeon Malaysia 8 September 2013
 Greece Star Channel 21 September 2013
Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab World Middle East Africa Europe Jeem TV 16 March 2013
 Poland Puls 2 7 December 2013
 Hungary Megamax
 Thailand Channel 3

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