The Angry Birds Movie 2 is the latest sequel coming our way in a summer full of franchise fare. But this one looks like it's going to stand out amongst the onslaught of blockbusters as, rather amazingly, it's currently the highest-rated video game movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes. Could this be a late summer surprise?
Congratulations on the success, by the way. The early word out of the gate is people are loving it.
Rachel Bloom: Yeah, I think it's on track to become the highest, on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest rated video game movie of all time, which is really cool.
Yeah, as right now it is. So Congratulations. That's amazing!
Rachel Bloom: Yeah. Thank you.
Of course. So, first off, you're playing a new character. Your name's Silver. Just for anyone who may be coming into this, how does Silver kind of fit into everything? And can you tell us a little bit about her?
Rachel Bloom: Well, if you recall from the last movie, the birds and the pigs are kind of at odds. But now there's a third island. There's an Eagle Island that's threatening the birds and the pigs. And so everyone has to come together and they need an engineering science genius, Which is me, my character, Silver. And she kind of puts... the best idea wins out. It's not about ego, which is literally the opposite of what Red, played by Jason Sudeikis, believes.
So that that the the that must be nice getting to play a science genius. That seems like a flattering sort of way to come into this.
Rachel Bloom: Oh it's awesome. I mean, as a writer, when you're pitching characters all the time, you hear the note, "well, do we root for this character? Do we like this character?" And sometimes you roll your eyes and you go, "Oh, okay. It doesn't matter. People are flawed." But oh, man, it's fun to root for this character. She's really great.
So as far as the cast goes, both returning and new, this is an absolutely stacked, amazing cast. What was it like for you just to be like included amongst those names?
Rachel Bloom: It's incredibly surreal. I mean, you record alone in a studio and so it doesn't seem real. And then you see the trailer and my name, Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Nicki Minaj. It's incredibly surreal. It's one of those moments that you think of as a kid. that's the most surreal moment. Those very familiar pop culture moment, like watching a trailer.
I have so much respect, genuinely. Like voice acting is one of my favorite things out there. I have so much respect for it, because I just don't think everyone totally understands what goes into it. But you've been doing quite a bit of that? What is it about the voice acting specifically that is attractive to you as an actress?
Rachel Bloom: Well, it's also that I get offered these parts. I mean, this part was offered to me and I was so thrilled. I think that because I was on a musical show people, I think when you sing, there's a certain malleability to your voice. You know how to play with just the sound of your voice. That's theoretically attractive to people. And it's the ability to play all sorts of different characters. Regardless of how I look. I mean, I can play a wide eyed bird in I'm in the new Trolls movie coming out and I can play like a hard rock troll. You're not limited by how you look. The only thing that matters is what's coming out of your mouth. It's very egalitarian in that way, and I can play up math and science genius. And I could be in all these action scenes, and I didn't have to train or get ripped at all. You record at the end of the session. You do these things called efforts where you spend an hour going, "Huh! Ooh! Eeeeaaah!" That's all I had to do!
So I know we're probably getting a little close to time here, but you did, recently, you were in the Ninja Turtles Batman animated movie, which I absolutely loved. Are you gonna be doing any more work with DC do you think down the line? Because I knew you were back girl on that and they tend to keep a lot of the same people in their rolodex.
Rachel Bloom: I would love to. That was such a ball. I think one of my favorite parts of doing that gig was I did a solid five minutes of just doing pizza eating sounds, cause, of course, that's how the movie ends. Everybody eats pizza. Which I like. I like that they embrace the pizza lore of the Ninja Turtles. But just just kind of into the mic going, "This pizza's good. It's good pizza." Delightful.
Well, Rachel, thank you so, so much for taking the time. Just as we're wrapping up here, iss there anything you got coming up that you'd like to talk about? What you working on next?
Rachel Bloom: I have a live tour going around. It's of my standup, songs. Old songs and new songs. It's called What am I gonna do with my life now? Because after my show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend ended, that's all anyone asks me. So this is the answer to that. So check out the tour dates.
Awesome. Thank you so much, Rachel. I really appreciate it. Again, congratulations on the movie.
Brooklynn Prince, JoJo Siwa, Genesis Tennon, Alma Varsano, Faith Urban, and Sunday Urban to voice the baby birds in the upcoming summer sequel The Angry Birds Movie 2. We have a clip that shows off these Hatchlings.
The adorable Hatchlings of Sony Pictures Animation's and Rovio's The Angry Birds Movie 2 are being voiced by Brooklynn Prince The Florida Project, Jojo Siwa, Genesis Tennon, Alma Varsano, Faith Urban and Sunday Urban, Sony Pictures announced today. The Hatchlings are the baby birds that have stolen everyone's hearts and have no intention of giving them back, and can be seen in action in a sneak peek clip from the film launching today.
They join an all-star cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Nicki Minaj and Beck Bennett.
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In the film, out in theaters August 14, 2019, three Hatchlings voiced by Prince, Tennon and Varsano Zoe, Vivi and Sam Sam embark on their own epic story, and are now up to their own tricks! Their role-playing-game-gone-wrong launches them on an adorable adventure that will charm and delight the world. No hatchling is too small to dream big!
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red Jason Sudeikis, Chuck Josh Gad, Bomb Danny McBride, and Mighty Eagle Peter Dinklage recruit Chuck's sister Silver Rachel Bloom and team up with pigs Leonard Bill Hader, his assistant Courtney Awkwafina, and tech pig Garry Sterling K. Brown to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super team to save their homes.
The film is directed by Thurop Van Orman with a screenplay by Peter Ackerman and Eyel Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart. It is produced by John Cohen, and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj, Brooklynn Prince, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, JoJo Siwa, David Dobrik, Gaten Matarazzo, and Colleen Ballinger.
The final trailer for The Angry Birds Movie 2 has arrived. With success comes sequels. That's just the way Hollywood works and, by most measures. The Angry Birds Movie, based on the wildly popular mobile game of the same name, released in 2016, was successful. So, we're getting a follow-up. This time, the warring factions of birds and pigs are forced to work together in order to stop a larger threat. As we can see from this loaded down final trailer, that leads to all sorts of animated hijinks. This includes, but is not limited to, some very self-aware dark humor.
The trailer kicks off with "The Final Countdown" by Europe, which is a bit unexpected. It then gets to the heart of the matter, as a new island is discovered, which leads to a team-up between the pigs and the birds. Much of the trailer, Ocean's Eleven style, is dedicated to putting together a crack team, with lots of seemingly kid-friendly, but oddly adult humor thrown in the mix. For example, several young baby birds murder a snake and turn his skin into clothing. The whole thing culminates with a giant bird breakdancing contest. This trailer really does throw a lot at us.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 centers on the flightless angry birds and the green piggies, who must unite under a common cause when a new threat emerges, one which puts both of their respective islands in danger. Red Jason Sudeikis, Chuck Josh Gad, Bomb Danny McBride, and Mighty Eagle Peter Dinklage team up along with Chuck's sister Silver Rachel Bloom and pigs Leonard Bill Hader, his assistant Courtney Awkwafina, and techpig Garry Sterling K. Brown. They managed to form an uneasy and unlikely alliance that is necessary to save their homes.
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The returning voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage. They're joined by a stacked ensemble of newcomers. This includes Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Nicki Minaj, Beck Bennett, Brooklynn Prince, JoJo Siwa, Colleen Ballinger and David Dobrik. Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones is set to voice the main villain.
Thurop Van Orman is in the director's chair, working from a script by Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart. The Angry Birds movie was released to mixed reviews in 2016, but went on to gross $352 million at the global box office, working from a $75 million budget. That actually was enough to make it one of the most successful video game movies ever at the time. Hollywood still hasn't totally cracked the code on video game adaptations. The Angry Birds Movie 2 is set to hit theaters on August 14.