Angry Birds [$.99 / HD / Lite]. You have it. Your mom has it. And your big brother, even though he’s kind of a jerkwad, has enough heart in his chest to love it. In fact, over 50 million people have downloaded the physics-based puzzle game, so maybe that’s why none of us have been too surprised by the rumblings of an Angry Birds TV series or flick. The IP is, let say, popular.

But rumblings no more! Rovio Mobile CEO Mikael Hed recently sat down for a chat with C21media and confirmed that the Rovio has moved forward with plans to put out an Angry Birds animated show, though he wasn’t specific about what medium. It could be a web series, a flash series or, God bless ‘em, even a major TV production.

"It was a completely new area for us; we had to get our bearings there, and a sense of how the whole market was,” Hed said. In 2010, Rovio was reportedly shopping around the IP to Hollywood and whatnot, apparently in an attempt to see what people wanted.

Image via The-Bambookazee's brilliant deviantart page.

"That was the first part of the exercise, and now that we've done that, the next part is to move into production, and that's where we are right now.”

The popular opinion among blogs is that the Angry Birds show will be a good cartoon, and yeah, I can see that -- but Hed also doesn’t mention when we would see "Angry Birds The Show," which is unfortunate because I’ve just spent the last hour deleting episodes of “The Vampire Diaries”  to clear recording space on my DVR just in case Rovio takes Angry Birds to the TV. Now what am I going to watch!? Huh!?

UPDATE: The animated part was confirmed! Yay!

[Via the NY Post and Finger Gaming]

  • Theorioles33

    Those birds are scary looking!

  • Anonymous

    I... really don't know what to say to this!

    Angry Birds is popular because the gameplay is moreish, not because of the birds that are in it. This is as backwards as trying to make a cartoon out of Sudoku just because it's popular.

  • PyroDecimo

    Watch some Crysis instead 🙂

    I actually think an Angry Birds show could work. Sure it's the gameplay that matters, but the birds themselves are pretty iconic now. Haven't played/bought the game myself so I won't be watching though.

    • saintsalive

      You haven't bought angry birds yet!?!?

      What the hell is wrong with you!? 😛

  • Bobby

    I remember watching a very popular saturday morning cartoon based on Pac Man as a child of the 80s. There were other video game cartoons as well but I think that one was the first? Or at least the one I remember.

    What is scary to me is the thought that Angry Birds is becoming as "big" as Pac Man was back then.

  • Adams Immersive

    I'm hoping it's a reality show.

    Five strangers with bird phobias live for one month in a house with 500 angry birds. The twist: one of the strangers is secretly a Mountain Quail!

  • Pow R Rock

    What the hell is up with the Purple Bird ???

  • Mr. Reeee

    Yeah, I finally broke down and installed the HD Lite version on my iPad.
    Played for an hour or so.
    Gameplay is okay, graphics and sound are middling.

    I don't get it. It's okay. Not exceptional. Not even great. Pretty darn average, I'd say.
    It's certainly NOwhere NEAR the hype! Not even CLOSE!!!!

    Games I REALLY love?
    The I Dig It series. World of Goo. Orbital. Spirit. Dismount. Samurai: Way of the Warrior. geoDefense. EDGE. Even Zombie Highway beats the birds and I'm a birder!

  • Ymburger

    This is getting boring...

  • Travis

    This will fail, much like the Caveman TV show, for similar reasons. The medium is not right, and the time involved does not sync with the original medium. I play Angry Birds every once in a while when I have the time, not for 30 minutes straight.