Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds movie that begins to explain some of the story of the film, specifically why the birds are so angry. It also contains more pee jokes than you might have expected. Watch it below.
The film follows a bird named Red (voiced by SNL vetern Jason Sudeikis), who has a temper problem. Along with other birds Chuck (Frozen‘s Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride from East Bound and Down), the three have been considered outsiders for their entire lives. But one day, their island paradise is invaded by green pigs, and of course, it’s up to the three of them to save the world, or something like that.
The Angry Birds movie is being written by veteran scribe Jon Vitti, who is perhaps best known for his work on The Simpsons. He wrote the famous “Mr. Plow” episode, among others.
It represents developer Rovio Entertainment’s first stab at a feature film based on the mobile game. The studio has worked on smaller-sized Angry Birds video productions, however. It’s also behind the Angry Birds Toons animated series, which Rovio claims has tallied more than three billion views to date.
The film is produced by visual effects and animation studio Sony Pictures Imageworks, and will be distributed around the world by Sony Pictures. Animated movie veterans Fergal Reilly (Spider-Man 2, The Iron Giant) and Clay Kaytis (Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled) are directing the film, which is due out May 2016.
Angry Birds Movie Voice Actors:
- Jason Sudeikis, Red — (Saturday Night Live, Horrible Bosses)
- Josh Gad, Chuck (Frozen, 21)
- Danny McBride, Bomb — (Eastbound & Down, This is the End)
- Bill Hader, a Pig (Superbad, Saturday Night Live)
- Maya Rudolph, Matilda — (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live)
- Peter Dinklage, Mighty Eagle — (Game of Thrones)
Supporting cast (roles unspecified):
- Keegan-Michael Key — (Key & Peele)
- Kate McKinnon — (Saturday Night Live)
- Tony Hale — (Arrested Development)
- Ian Barinholtz — (Neighbors)
- Hannibal Buress — (Broad City)
- Cristela Alonzo — (Cristela)
- Jillian Bell — (22 Jump Street)
- Danielle Brooks — (Orange is the New Black)
- Romeo Santos — (Latin music singer)
- Ian Andre Hecox and Anthony Padilla — (Of YouTube fame)