Angry Birds Toons

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Angry Birds Toons
Angry Birds Toons logo.png
Angry Birds Toons Logo
Genre Comedy
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 54 (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) – present
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] On 13 October 2014, Rovio announced that Angry Birds Toons will continue in October 19th, premiering Season 2 with the episode "Treasure Hunt".

Characters[edit]

  • Red (the Red Bird): (Voiced by Antti 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)
  • Rabbid (the Purple Bird) : (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Leonard (the Chess Bird) : (Voiced by Aku Laitinen)
  • 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 (Only in Night of the Living Pork): (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Goliath Prisoner Pig (Only in Hamshank Redemption): (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Guard Pig (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Prisoner Pig (Only in Hamshank Redemption): (Voiced by Antti Pääkkönen)
  • Snail (Only in Pig Plot Potion):(Voiced by Aku Laitinen)
  • Different Pig (Piggy Red): (Voiced by Aku Laitinen)
  • "Ray" (Only in Fired Up): (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Bomblebee (Only in Clash of Corns): (Voiced by Douglas Black Heaton)
  • Goliath Pig (Only in El Porkador): (Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Hard Pig (Only in Hambo):(Voiced by Antti L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Gnome (Only in Oh Gnome!):(Voiced by Eric Guaglione)
  • Caterpillar (Voiced by Antii L. J. Pääkkönen)
  • Tenor Pig (Only in Operation Opera) (Voiced by Gian Majidi)
  • Mighty Dragon (cameo)
  • Eggs

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 52 March 16, 2013 (2013-03-16) March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08)
2 TBA October 19, 2014 (2014-10-19) 2015

Production[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.[3]

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.

Home media[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the first 26 episodes of the first season on DVD and Blu-ray on 3 December 2013.[4] Later the next year, Sony released the next 26 episodes on DVD and Blu-ray on 15 April 2014.[5]

Specials[edit]

In 2011, Nickelodeon showed Angry Birds: Wreck The Halls, a Christmas special aired on 17 December 2011;[6] and Angry Birds Space, an animated prequel to the video game of the same name in March 2012.[7]

Spin-offs[edit]

Piggy Tales[edit]

Main article: Piggy Tales

On 11 April 2014, Rovio released a new series titled Piggy Tales on their multi-platform broadcasting channel, Toons.tv, with the pilot episode being "Trampoline".[8] The series show the minion pigs' life, with other exclusive characters to appear in various episodes, but no other pigs or birds are to be featured.

Angry Birds Stella[edit]

Based on the Puzzle Video Game spin-off of the same name, the series is based around Stella, the pink bird, along with her friends Luca, Willow, Poppy and Dahlia, as they work their way gainst Gale, the former friend of Stella, that currently is the queen of all pigs in Golden Island.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rovio Announces Second Season of 'Angry Birds Toons' Series". The Hollywood Reporter. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  2. ^ http://plus.google.com/118177253929143457733/posts/cLgrHkHV8N5
  3. ^ "Rovio confirms Angry Birds mobile animation series". Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Sluss, Justin (9 October 2013). "Rovio’s "Angry Birds Toons Season One Volume One" on Blu-ray December". High Def Disc News. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (19 February 2014). "‘Angry Birds Toons: Season One – Volume Two’ Soars to Disc April 15". Animation World Network. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Ramin Zahed. (19 December 2011) "Angry Birds Lands on Nicktoons". Animation Magazine.
  7. ^ (21 March 2012) "Angry Birds Space Headed to Nicktoons". IGN.
  8. ^ "A brand-new series hits ToonsTV – get ready for Piggy Tales! - Rovio Entertainment Ltd". Rovio.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Angry Birds Stella Animated Series!". Angry Birds. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 

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