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‘The Angry Birds Movie 3’ Kicks Off Production

Jason Sudeikis and Josh Gad will reprise their roles as Red and Chuck in the 3rd entry in the popular animated film franchise; Rovio Entertainment Corporation, SEGA, and Prime Focus Studios produce with animation partner DNEG.

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, SEGA, and Prime Focus Studios are kicking off production of The Angry Birds Movie 3, produced in association with One Cool Group, Flywheel Media, and Dentsu. DNEG Animation is the animation partner.

Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso, SNL, We’re the Millers) and Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Gutenberg!, Murder on the Orient Express) return, reprising their roles as Red and Chuck. Representing Sudeikis are Brillstein Entertainment Partners and TAG, with Gad represented by Sugar 23, CAA, and JSSK. More casting news is coming soon.

The film follows the success of the first two Angry Birds movies, which, according to the production companies, have grossed together over $500m at the worldwide box office and been successfully received on streaming platforms.

John Rice (Angry Birds, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe) directs from a screenplay by Thurop Van Orman (Angry Birds 2, Adventure Time, Flapjack), who executive produces alongside Toru Nakahara (Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Prime, Golden Axe). John Cohen (Despicable Me, The Garfield Movie, Angry Birds), Dan Chuba (The Mitchells vs. the Machines), and Carla Connor (The Willoughbys) serve as producers.

Jeanie Chang returns as production designer and Francesca Natale as character designer. Head of story is Vadim Bazhanov, and lead editor is Sarah K. Reimers. DNEG Animation is responsible for storyboards, art development, and animation.

Rovio, SEGA, and Prime Focus Studios recently co-produced The Garfield Movie with Alcon Entertainment. Prime Focus Studios is currently in production on Animal Friends with Legendary Entertainment and Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort and on the Indian title Ramayana with actor-producer Yash’s Monster Mind Creations.

“The Angry Birds brand knows no bounds, and an all-new Angry Birds adventure underscores how the worlds and narratives crafted in our games can seamlessly transcend into the realm of film and beyond,” said Rovio Entertainment CEO Alexandre Pelletier-Normand. “Rovio is fully committed to creating entertainment that sparks imagination across various platforms. We’ve seen continuous success in everything from games and feature films to licensed products and amusement parks, and we are thrilled to return once again to the vibrant Angry Birds world with our new partners.”

“The Angry Birds games are a global phenomenon, and the film franchise has enjoyed worldwide success,” added DNEG Animation managing director Crosby Clyse. “Our amazing DNEG Animation team is thrilled to be teaming up once again with Prime Focus Studios and with our new friends at Rovio to create an all-new high-velocity adventure set in this colorful, crazy world.”

“We are thrilled to announce that the brand-new film of the globally beloved and successful Angry Birds franchise is to be in production,” said SEGA president and COO Shuji Utsumi, President. “SEGA has been focusing on its transmedia strategy to advance the value of its intellectual properties (IP) across games and diverse media landscapes. We believe that the upcoming The Angry Birds Movie 3 perfectly aligns with our strategy and presents a great opportunity for us to bring the charm of the Angry Birds brand to fans across the globe.”

“I’m delighted to be partnering with Rovio, SEGA, One Cool, Flywheel, Dentsu, and the incredible team of returning filmmakers and voice talent on this movie,” shared Prime Focus Studio founder and DNEG Global CEO Namit Malhotra. “It’s an honor to be part of the next chapter in the amazing Angry Birds story.”

Source: Prime Focus Studios

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.