The first time we heard anything about a feature-length animated film coming from Rovio focusing on the hit video game Angry Birds was in December of 2012. At the time, Rovio had lined up a producer and work was underway on the film. This week we learned that Sony Pictures Entertainment has grabbed the worldwide distribution rights for the movie.
Naturally, the movie will be in 3D and was developed, produced, and financed by Rovio Entertainment. The movie will be released globally on July 1, 2016. Angry Birds already has its own weekly Angry Birds Toons animated series, which might give you some idea about what you can expect from a feature film.
One thing I’m still not sure about is if the movie is heading to theaters or if it will go straight to video. With the popularity of Angry Birds around the world, I suspect this is a feature-length film that will hit theaters in 2016.