'Angry Birds' Movie Coming from 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' Idea Man

December 11, 2012


In summer 2016, man shall come to truly understand his pointer finger's motivation for dragging around an iPhone screen.

According to THR, that's when Rovio Entertainment will supposedly release their Angry Birds movie, an animated film based on their bestselling thing to briefly do in transit to doing other, much more entertaining things. The company has been planning the video game into a "multiplatform franchise" since summer 2010, and has now taken the first real step forward with their film aspirations by hiring on Despicable Me producer John Cohen to produce their family-oriented, suicide-bombing allegory.

Though Cohen's résumé looks slim on the IMDb, THR adds that he was previously vice president of production at 20th Century Fox Animation, where he worked closely with Blue Sky Studios for films like Robots, Horton Hears a Who, and some Ice Ages. They also note that it was he who "had the idea to reimagine Alvin and the Chipmunks and developed the 2007 film," so make no mistake whether he's a creative vanguard. No doubt expect some groundbreaking, visionary ideas like, "What if we got some celebrities to be the bird voices?" and "3D? Birds all like, 'fshew,' flyin' out and stuff."

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