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!