The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie Information

The Angry Birds Movie (or simply Angry Birds) is a 2016 American-Finnish 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly (in their directorial debuts), produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, and written by Jon Vitti. The film was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage. It was released in the United States on May 20, 2016, received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $151 million.


At Bird Island, an island inhabited by flightless birds, reclusive, grumpy clown Red is sentenced to anger management class after his temper costs him a customer. One day, a boat docks at Bird Island, carrying pigs from Piggy Island led by Leonard. Claiming to be a peaceful explorer and bringing offerings of friendship, the pigs are accepted on the island. More pigs begin to flock to Bird Island without hesitation from the birds.

Eventually, the pigs adjust to society, but Red becomes suspicious of their motives. He recruits his classmates Chuck and Bomb to help him find Mighty Eagle, a giant eagle said to be the protector of the island, and the only bird that can fly. They find him on top of Bird Mountain, but the lazy Mighty Eagle is revealed to be retired and hasn't flown in years. Later, Red's group sees the pigs planting explosives around the island and realizes they are stealing the birds' eggs. Red and Bomb attempt to retrieve the eggs, but the pigs escape and their explosives destroy the village. When the birds realize what happened, Red rallies them to let their anger loose.

The birds construct a boat and sail to Piggy Island, where they find the pigs living in a walled city. Deducing the eggs are most likely in the central castle of the city, the birds attack the pigs by slinging birds at them using a giant slingshot. Red, Chuck, and Bomb make it to the castle and find the eggs in a boiler room to be cooked and eaten by the pigs. Mighty Eagle arrives, having had a change of heart, and carries the eggs out. As the birds escape, an egg falls out and makes its way back into the castle. Red returns the castle, retrieves the egg, and survives Piggy Island's destruction, caused by the pigs' reserve of explosives.

After the explosion, Red is hailed as a hero. He, Chuck, and Bomb are approached by Mighty Eagle, who claims that he wasn't really lazy and made them lose faith in him to teach them to find faith in themselves. In a mid-credits sequence, it is revealed that all of the pigs have survived Piggy Island's destruction, while Leonard is hatching a new plan to steal the eggs.


  • Jason Sudeikis as Red
    • Aidan McGraw and Kallan Holley as Young Red
  • Josh Gad as Chuck
  • Danny McBride as Bomb
  • Maya Rudolph as Matilda
  • Bill Hader as Leonard / King Mudbeard
  • Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle
  • Kate McKinnon as Stella/Eva
  • Sean Penn as Terence
  • Tony Hale as Ross, Mime, Cyrus
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Judge Peckinpah
  • Blake Shelton as Earl
  • Anthony Padilla as Hal
  • Ian Hecox as Bubbles
  • Noah Schnapp as Jay
  • Owen Wilder Vaccaro as Jake
  • Pierce Gagnon as Jim
  • Charli XCX as Willow
  • Tituss Burgess as Photog
  • Billy Eichner as Chef Pig, Phillip
  • Hannibal Buress as Edward
  • Ike Barinholtz as Tiny
  • Max Charles as Bobby
  • Jillian Bell as Bobby"?s Mom
  • Cristela Alonzo as Shirley
  • Danielle Brooks as The Crossing Guard Bird
  • Romeo Santos as Early Bird
  • Geoffrey Arend as Day Care Teacher
  • Ava Acres as Timothy
  • Alex Borstein as Sophie Bird, Peggy Bird
  • Josh Robert Thompson as Brad Bird, Dane the Saxophone Bird
  • Fred Tatasciore as Monty Pig
  • John Cohen as Johnny Bird
  • Clay Kaytis as Clayton the Waiter Bird
  • Fergal Reilly as Foreman Pig


The film was made partly in response to the success of the Angry Birds Toons series which according to Rovio employee, Jami Laes, "validated" the idea of creating a feature film. The first image from the film was revealed in October 2014 along with the ensemble cast, which includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Peter Dinklage. Gad at first declined to star in the movie, feeling it was too similar to his role in "Olaf" in Frozen but the director eventually convinced him to sign through a 30 minute "visual pitch". The film's budget is estimated at $80 million (75 million). In addition, Rovio and Sony Entertainment will spend roughly 100 million for the marketing and distribution of the film. Exact share was not disclosed, but Rovio will invest in the film over 100 million, which would make it the largest budget in the film industry in Finland, where its most expensive film was Big Game, a 2014 adventure film, made for 8.5 million. Despite the massive budget, Rovio's CEO Mikael Hed stated that "it is the one that I don't ever lose any sleep over", calling it "tremendously strong as a story". During August 2015, Rovio announced that they were expecting to cut 250 jobs equaling 40% of the company. The only sector spared from the job cuts would be personnel working on the movie.



The Angry Birds Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album for The Angry Birds Movie. The album was released on May 6, 2016.

Track listing

</ref> | extra1 = Blake Shelton | length1 = 3:04 | title2 = I Will Survive | extra2 = Demi Lovato | length2 = 4:05 | title3 = Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My) | extra3 = Matoma | length3 = 3:30 | title4 = On Top of the World | extra4 = Imagine Dragons | length4 = 3:12 | title5 = Explode | extra5 = Charli XCX | length5 = 3:45 | title6 = Never Gonna Give You Up | extra6 = Rick Astley | length6 = 3:34 | title7 = Rock You Like a Hurricane | extra7 = Scorpions | length7 = 4:16 | title8 = Fight | extra8 = Steve Aoki | length8 = 3:52 | title9 = Wild Thing | extra9 = Tone L?c | length9 = 4:25 | title10 = Sound of da Police | extra10 = KRS-One | length10 = 4:18 | title11 = Behind Blue Eyes | extra11 = Limp Bizkit | length11 = 4:31 | title12 = The Mighty Eagle Song | extra12 = Peter Dinklage | length12 = 2:06 | title13 = The Mighty Red Song | extra13 = The Hatchlings | length13 = 0:47 | title14 = Medley: Angry Birds Movie Score | extra14 = Heitor Pereira | length14 = 3:18 }}



The film was initially scheduled to be released on July 1, 2016, but it was later moved up to a May 20 release date. On September 23, 2015, the teaser trailer for the film was released onto YouTube, and was shown two days later in theatres for screenings of Hotel Transylvania 2. Four months later, the official theatrical trailer for the film was again released onto YouTube and was shown in theatres for screenings of Kung Fu Panda 3. A showing of the second trailer for theatres in Finland and cinemas in the UK was included in screenings of Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zootopia in Easter 2016.

The film will be released in Finland and the UK on May 13, 2016, and in the United States on May 20, 2016.


An estimated $300 million marketing effort helped promote The Angry Birds Movie, and along with its production budget, the spending has reached $400 million, making it the biggest-ever campaign for an animated Sony movie, according to executives at the company. Sony's marketing campaign for the film began nine months before its release with the marketinging campaign focused on the characters, their unique personalities and the humor of the voice cast via custom media promotions. Sony partnered with more than 100 partners worldwide including tie-ins with McDonald's, Citron, Ziploc and Panasonic. To help with the film's promotion, Rovio made a deal with The Lego Group to make a series of 6 Lego sets, scheduled for a spring 2016 release. A balloon themed after Red debuted at the 2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to promote the film.


Box office

, The Angry Birds Movie has grossed $39 million in North America and $112 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $151 million, against a budget of $73 million.

In North America, the film opened on May 20, 2016, alongside Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Nice Guys and was projected to gross between $35-40 million, possibly going as high as $45 million, from 3,932 theaters in its opening weekend. noted that the film has the benefit of being the only animated feature until Disney/Pixar's Finding Dory arrives in theaters on June 17. Fandango reported that The Angry Birds Movie was the top selling film for the weekend, pacing in tandem with Hotel Transylvania 2. It grossed $800,000 from its Thursday night previews and $11 million on its opening day. In its opening weekend it grossed $39 million, finishing first at the box office and marked the third biggest Sony animated opening of all time, behind Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2. It also scored the second-best debut weekend ever for a video game adaptation, behind the $47 million debut of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Internationally, The Angry Birds Movie was released in 74 markets (63% of its total marketplace) on May 13, one week ahead of its US release. It finished first in 37 territories and second overall at the international box office behind Captain America: Civil War. Benefiting from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, it grossed $43 million. In its second weekend, it added 9 additional territories including China, Korea and the Netherlands and grossed $55.5 million from 83 markets. Overall, the top openings for the film was recorded in China ($29.2 million), Russia ($5.7 million), the United Kingdom and Ireland ($3.1 million), Germany ($2.9 million), Mexico ($2.8 million) and Brazil ($2.7 million). It opens next in Italy on June 15 and Japan on October 1.

Critical response

The Angry Birds Movie has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a rating of 43%, based on 120 reviews, with an average rating of 5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Angry Birds Movie is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be - which may or may not be much of an endorsement". On Metacritic the film has a score of 43 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.

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