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Angry Birds lands on Netflix with new animated series scheduled for 2021

Rovio Entertainment has struck a new partnership with Netflix and CAKE that will see a new animated series Angry Birds: Summer Madness land on the streaming platform next year.

Based on the world of Angry Birds, the run of 40 new 11 minute episodes will debut in 2021 and take its cue from the humour and tone of The Angry Birds Movie franchise. It will however, fly onto screens with a ‘fresh new look.’

The new deal marks the latest collaboration in a long-term partnership between CAKE and Rovio, which includes the international distribution rights to Rovio’s library of non-dialogue short form animation.

Ed Galton, CCO and managing director at CAKE, said: “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 at Rovio, added: “Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy. After more than a decade in hit games, blockbuster movies and licensed products, this is the Angry Birds’ first foray into a long-form series.

“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with CAKE and can’t wait to unveil the world of Angry Birds: Summer Madness to viewers on Netflix.”

Curtis Lelash, director of Original Animated Series Netflix, concluded: “Angry Birds has been a true phenomenon for kids around the world and we’re excited to bring them home to thee nest at Netflix where they will be angrier and bird-ier than ever.”

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