Netflix has inked a deal to continue the Angry Birds franchise with an animated series. Titled Angry Birds: Summer of Madness, the show will make its online debut during next year's summer line-up, as announced by the Twitter account See What's Next, which curates news of existing and upcoming Netflix programming in America.
Angry Birds: Summer Madness is coming to Netflix in 2021! The animated series stars Red, Bomb & Chuck as tween birds at summer camp squaring off with the obnoxious Pigs on the other side of the lake, who seem hell-bent on causing as much mayhem as possible! pic.twitter.com/UrmWAHbSJY— See What's Next @seewhatsnext March 25, 2020 Angry Birds: Summer Madness is coming to Netflix in 2021! The animated series stars Red, Bomb & Chuck as tween birds at summer camp squaring off with the obnoxious Pigs on the other side of the lake, who seem hell-bent on causing as much mayhem as possible!
Netflix will be making the series in partnership with CAKE and Rovio Entertainment. The story will unfold across a 40x11 minute structure. At this point, it remains unclear whether the voice talent from the Angry Birds movies including Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, and Josh Gad will be reprising their roles for the show. Although since the upcoming feature takes place during the main cast's tween years, they will most likely be voiced by younger actors.
The image that goes along with the announcement also reveals that the animation of the new series will be a departure from the style embraced by the two Angry Birds movies that have come before. The new show also seems to be ignoring the established cannon from the films to envision a new reality where the birds and the pigs knew each other as kids and were already divided into rival gangs.
The Angry Birds movies took the simple storyline from the explosively popular video games that gave birth to them and fashioned it into a world where Birds live on an island peacefully until their days of bliss are interrupted by the arrival of a ship of pigs looking to subjugate the island and its inhabitants and take their eggs. It fell to Red and his sidekicks to venture into the walled city of the pigs to rescue the eggs.
The sequel to the original Angry Birds movie further expanded the mythology by adding Eagle Island to the mix and a threat posed by the island that required the birds and the pigs to unite to battle the threat. Both movies were commercially successful, making Netflix's continuation of the franchise a logical step forward for the streaming giant. A move applauded by Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director, Cake.'Angry Birds are about to smash the small screen and we are thrilled to be making the journey with Netflix as our global partner,'
Ville Heijari, CMO, Rovio said.'Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy. After more than a...
Netflix's next feature documentary will offer a deep dive into Los Angeles’ street art scene through a variety of well-known voices. “LA Originals” is scheduled to hit the streaming service later this month, and Netflix released the official trailer Wednesday morning, highlighting the featured talent of hip-hop A-listers and one iconic basketball star.
Per Netflix's synopsis, “LA Originals” is a documentary that will explore the culture and landmarks of the chicano and street art movement that cemented Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol's status as behind-the-scenes hip-hop legends. The 90-minute documentary will include interviews and other scenes with hip-hop legends and other high-profile entertainers, including Kobe Bryant, Eminem, Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Blink-182, Wilmer Valderrama, Terry Crews, George Lopez and more.
“LA Originals” is directed by Oriol and written by Brian Maya and Omar Quiroga. “Hip-hop was new,” Oriol said in the trailer about his career arc. “I'm on tour with the Beastie Boys, No Doubt, the Fujis, Limp Bizkit. And I'm the only one there with a camera.”
Oriol, a longtime photographer and music video director, has photographed celebrities ranging from Eminem and Kim Kardashian to Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, and has also prolifically documented Los Angeles' urban and gang cultures. As for Mister Cartoon, the veteran tattoo and graffiti artist has worked with celebrities such as Bryant and Beyoncé, and his work has also been used by the Los Angeles Clippers, the “Grand Theft Auto” video game series, and other high-profile brands.
The duo met several decades ago, manage the SA Studios Global marketing agency, and frequently collaborate on various projects.
“The more we hung out, the more we just started building on ideas of things we could do to make money that weren't illegal,” Mister Cartoon said in a scene from the documentary's trailer.
“LA Originals” will mark another addition in Netflix's growing unscripted slate. The streaming service recently turned plenty of heads with the docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” which centers on the life of Joe Exotic, an incarcerated criminal, prolific animal abuser, and 2016 presidential candidate.
Check out the trailer for “LA Originals” below. The film will hit Netflix Friday, April 10.