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.
Rovio is well-known as the developer and publisher of the insanely popular video game Angry Birds. This week, the company launched a new game called Bad Piggies that is told from the pigs point of view.
When I was a kid cartoons based on video games were very common. We had a cartoon for Pac-Man, Mario Brothers, and a few others. For some reason these days it’s not so common to have a cartoon based on a video game.
Angry Birds has been crazy popular, there is no denying that. Developer Rovio has made a huge amount of money on both the game and insane amounts of merchandising. Each time a new version of the game comes out, it quickly moves to the top the charts and the latest version called Angry Birds Space will undoubtedly do the same.
If you own a smart phone and have any game apps on the device at all, odds are one of those game apps is Angry Birds. That is the single most popular game of just about any mobile platform ever, and rightly so since the game is so fun.
The last time I took my kids to the movies, we saw a preview for the animated flick Rio and it looked cool. Now each time we see a bird on TV my daughter reminds me I promised to take her to see that movie with the bird that can’t fly.