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...
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, the subject of the Netflix docuseries, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his part in a murder-for-hire plot.
The star of the popular Netflix docuseriesTiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is currently in isolation behind bars out of an abundance of caution during the coronavirus pandemic.
Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka 'Joe Exotic,' the Tiger King, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for his part in a murder-for-hire plot.
Maldonado-Passage's husband, Dillon Passage, recently spoke with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM's Radio Andy and said that the former zoo owner has been placed in COVID-19 isolation.
Maldonado-Passage is not necessarily thought to be infected, but since he recently transferred from a prison with multiple cases, he was placed in isolation for safety, his husband told Cohen.
The Netflix series has become wildly popular, dominating entertainment news coverage.
Florida authorities on Tuesday confirmed tips have been rolling in daily concerning a cold case featured in the docuseries.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister of Tampa addressed local media regarding the disappearance of Jack Donald 'Don' Lewis, saying the sheriff held a meeting on Monday regarding the case and will be reviewing “a lot of the evidence.'
The sheriff also said his office was getting at least six tips a day, as Chronister on Monday asked for new leads amid all the interest in the show. The 1997 disappearance of Lewis is part of the Netflix series.
Listen to the entire interview below.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Smith says Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is his version of Avengers: Endgame. The highly anticipated reboot almost didn't get made. Smith had a pretty heavy health scare and made some major life changes in order to get to where he is today. With that being said, he dove straight into writing the movie and contacting old friends for cameos, which had to be a massive undertaking all by itself. The director had many actors return to play characters we haven't seen in years.
There are the obvious nods to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Jay & Silent Bob Reboot. Kevin Smith gets into the Iron Bob suit, which is an homage to Tony Stark's Iron Man armor and the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, makes a cameo. But there's a lot more to the Avengers: Endgame comparisons than that. Smith explains.'Adam Goldberg [creator of The Goldbergs]... when he watched it, he was like 'This is like your [Avengers: Endgame].' Like, we brought everybody from the bench out and stuff. Yeah, kinda like Endgame. If you just sat down and watched Endgame for the first time and never watched a Marvel movie before maybe one, you might be like 'What the f**k is going on?' Same thing with Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. If you've never seen... any of the stuff I've made, some of the jokes might be lost on you.'
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot brought the Askewniverse franchise back in a major way. Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks II are all referenced in the movie. Characters from all of those projects and a ton of new ones are all present, creating something new, that is at the same time familiar as a work that only Kevin Smith can create.
Kevin Smith is continuing to work as he practices self-isolation. He has already revealed that he is putting the final touches on Mallrats 2 and Clerks 3, which Smith fans can't wait for. With the unorthodox success of Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, the writer/director is in a good position to put out each sequel. Smith will more than likely have the choice of using the traditional Hollywood release system or just do his own thing again.
Speaking of the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot box office success, it was able to take a record from Avengers: Endgame, which is currently the highest grossing movie of all time. According to a recent report, the movie earned $93,520 from one theater, which is pretty astounding and places the movie at the top of 2019 for said record. In fact, the release was able to pull a $60,000 per-theater average four times over the course of its unorthodox theater run. Not bad for a Kevin Smith movie. You can check out the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot and Avengers: Endgame comparisons below, thanks to Kevin Smith's Facebook account.
Long before struggling actress Pearl Isabelle Fuhrmann finds herself at the mercy of a powerful man who demands sex in exchange for her career advancement, she’s already been violated by another person bent on trading on Pearl’s personal trauma for their own ends. That Deborah Kampmeier’s “Tape” — per a title card, “based on true events” — is unable to reckon with the implications of its own plot in service to a story about pervasive sexual misconduct is one of many missteps the lo-fi #MeToo drama makes, highlighting how far even the most eager of allies still has to go.
At least the film, Kampmeir’s fourth feature she’s likely best known for her similarly discomfiting drama “Hounddog” has a strong cast in place to help sell its iffy plot points and to gloss over occasionally amateur camerawork. Before we meet wide-eyed, nearly manic Pearl, there’s Rosa Annarosa Mudd, clearly reeling from her own trauma and working through it by preparing for an upcoming audition. But Rosa isn’t readying a “Titus Andronicus” monologue to present to a bored assembly of casting directors, she’s got far bigger plans. She’s also committing to the bit in shocking ways: piercing her own tongue, slitting her own wrists, shaving off her own hair, all in approximation of the Shakespearean character Lavinia, who was brutalized in similar fashion after she was raped.
No, “Tape” isn’t subtle, and neither is Rosa, who bundles up her bleeding body and hauls off to an audition, where she uses a hidden camera lodged in an unwieldy pair of sunglasses to observe and record the wannabe performers who surround her. That includes Pearl, who catches Rosa’s eye after a small act of kindness to a fellow actress makes it clear she’s different than the rest of the pack that the gathered actresses all look vaguely the same is one of the film’s smartest pieces of observation.
Muddy camerawork and blinding lighting are meant to approximate Rosa’s hidden camera a low level whirring noise that occasionally appears in “hidden” shots is one of its more wacky signifiers, as if the obviously digital apparatus was using film instead, and as cheap as it looks on the screen, it does provide a necessary distance between what she’s seeing and what’s actually happening. Perhaps that’s why Rosa feels driven to enact a plan that doesn’t involve saving Pearl from the clutches of skeezy producer Lux Tarek Bishara — which at first seems to be the idea behind Rosa’s visit to the audition and her immediate interest in the fellow actress — but of stalking her, filming her, and leaving her to Lux’s machinations, all the better to bolster Rosa’s guerrilla investigation of him.