The 2D animated project, from Rovio Entertainment and Titmouse, features beloved young birds, the Hatchlings, who work together with their new piglet friend to survive on a deserted island with supernatural elements.
Prime Video and Amazon Kids+ have announced a series order for Angry Birds Mystery Island, from Rovio Entertainment Corporation, Eric Rogers (Futurama) and Titmouse. The animated series features an ensemble cast that includes Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Kate Micucci (Scooby-Doo!), Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings), and Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live).
“Working with such a dream team and cast has been the highlight of my career,” says showrunner, head writer, and executive producer Rogers. “Together, we are hatching a series full of comedy, heart, and binge-worthy mystery, filled with laugh-out-loud moments.”
Angry Birds Mystery Island introduces new Hatchling characters Mia, Rosie, and Buddy as well as the foreign-exchange piglet Hamylton. The rambunctious tweens receive an all-expenses-paid (and completely un-asked-for) island getaway, but are mistakenly catapulted onto an uncharted island. Left to explore the exotic sights, smells, and unexplained phenomena of their new environment without any adults around, the ragtag bunch quickly learns that to survive they will need to unlock the mysteries of the island together.
“We’re excited to work with Amazon to add a new chapter to the Hatchlings’ story in Angry Birds Mystery Island,” comments Rovio’s head of Brand Licensing, Hanna Valkeapää-Nokkala. “I’m sure fans of the Hatchlings will be eager to see them in their own series, with speaking voices for the first time.”
“It’s exciting to expand the Angry Birds universe with endearing new characters and multilayered storytelling that speaks equally to kids and kids at heart,” adds Veronica Pickett, head of Original Series at Amazon Kids+.
“The Angry Birds captivated people of all ages and became a global phenomenon with the debut of their first game, and their cultural presence has remained steadfast,” says Melissa Wolfe, head of animation, Amazon Studios. “We are excited by the opportunity to expand the Hatchlings’ world into a family series for our global customers to enjoy even more stories around these beloved birds.”
Chris Prynoski (The Legend of Vox Machina), Shannon Prynoski (Fairfax), Antonio Canobbio (Arlo the Alligator Boy), and Ben Kalina (Harriet the Spy) at Titmouse will executive produce alongside Rogers.
Mystery Island is the first Angry Birds series created with Amazon. All 24 episodes of the first season will be available exclusively through Prime Video and Amazon Kids+.