Ever since a few now-famous Finnish app developers released Angry Birds on iOS back in 2009, the franchise has steadily increased in popularity – leading up to today, when Angry Birds is a much a cultural institution as it is a mobile game. You can hardly leave the house without seeing an Angry Birds T-Shirt or character hat.
The series has spun off in numerous directions since it first launched, and there’s an official Angry Birds movie set to hit theaters in 2016! Amazon even has a dedicated Angry Birds Store now, with all kinds of games, toys, clothing, and accessories!
If that wasn’t enough for you (or even if it was far, far too much!), the franchise has now branched off in yet another direction – an official Angry Birds cartoon series! Rovio CEO Mikael Hed revealed on the Rovio blog today that the cartoon series is set to lainch on March 16th!
What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs?
It’s time to find out!
Angry Birds Toons is an all-new animated series that throws the doors to Piggy Island wide open! For the first time ever, you can get up close and personal with your favorite characters. Join us every week starting the weekend of March 16th for a brand new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and pigs!
As you might expect, Angry Birds Toons won’t be playing on your television with the rest of the Saturday morning cartoons – instead, the cartoon will debut in short micro-episodes through Rovio’s “own channels.” While it’s not exactly clear what that means, it’s a pretty safe guess that the cartoon will be released on the internet as a web series.
If you’re not sick of Angry Birds yet, keep an eye on the official Angry Birds Toons website – and check back in on March 16 to watch the first episode!