Rovio Entertainment: Hatchlings Smash Records for Angry Birds Franchise with Viral Holiday Greeting

ESPOO, Finland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With a collective “aaawwwwww” heard around the world and more than 20
million views across all online channels – including ToonsTV,
Facebook and YouTube – The Angry Birds Movie’s Hatchlings holiday
greeting has become a viral sensation and the single most shared Angry
Birds-related content in the franchise’s history.

First released on November 30, the Hatchlings’ adorable attempt at “Deck
the Halls” quickly spread like wildfire online, and will now be released
theatrically as well, running alongside trailers in movie theaters for
the rest of the holiday season across the United States and
internationally.

The fuzzy little birds are voiced by a group of children wishing
audiences happy holidays. “The young children were brought in and we
asked them to sing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The good news for us is that none
of them knew the words,” said John Cohen, producer of The Angry Birds
Movie
.

Watch the Hatchlings’ holiday greeting here: http://youtu.be/oenxgUiNOYA

About The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie will be released in theaters by Columbia
Pictures globally in May 2016.

In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie , we’ll
finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an
island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost
entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers ,
Horrible Bosses ), a bird with a temper problem, speedy
Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen ),
and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End , Eastbound
and Down ) have always been outsiders. But when the island
is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely
outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Bill Hader ( Trainwreck ,
Inside Out ), Maya Rudolph ( Bridesmaids )
and Peter Dinklage ( Game of Thrones ), as well as
Keegan-Michael Key ( Key & Peele ), Kate McKinnon ( Saturday
Night Live 
, next year’s Ghostbusters ), Tony
Hale ( Veep , Arrested Development ), Ike
Barinholtz ( The Mindy Project , Neighbors ),
Hannibal Buress ( Broad City, Why? With Hannibal Buress ),
Jillian Bell ( 22 Jump Street ), Danielle Brooks ( Orange
is the New Black 
), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and
YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), the Columbia
Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay
Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder. The screenplay
is by Jon Vitti, and the film is executive produced by Mikael Hed and
David Maisel.

About Rovio

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a global entertainment media company.
Headquartered in Finland and with studios across the world, Rovio is the
creator of Angry Birds™, the casual mobile game that changed an industry
and became an international phenomenon. Today Angry Birds is not only
the most downloaded game of all time, it is a renowned entertainment
brand that has branched out into animation, books, licensing and more.
The Angry Birds Movie is slated for release in 2016. www.rovio.com

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