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Angry Birds animated series to stream on Netflix

Published on: 26th March 2020

Angry Birds: Summer Madness is set to debut on Netflix in 2021.

As announced by Hollwood Reporter, the new 40×11 minute series will re-imagine the popular franchise, following the well known characters as tween birds at summer camp under the guidance of their eagle counsellor.

The series is produced by Cake, an indie production company focused on kids and family properties, in conjunction with Angry Birds creators Rovio. The shortform animated series marks the latest collaboration in a long-term partnership between Cake and Rovio.

“Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy,” said Rovio CEO Ville Heijari. “After more than a decade in hit games, blockbuster movies and licensed products, this is the Angry Birds’ first foray into a longform 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.”

In addition to the hit game, the Angry Birds franchise has become a global phenomenon with two feature films and other consumer products.

“Angry Birds has 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,” said Curtis Lelash, director of original animated series at Netflix.

Angry Birds becomes the latest kids-focused animated series at Netflix and joins its take on Jeff Smith’s award-winning Bone, Green Eggs and Ham, Boss Baby and the live-action Baby-Sitters Club, with the streamer also having secured the rights to Roald Dahl’s library in what is reported to be a nine-figure deal.

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