Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
In support of today’s Digital release of the animated comedy feature, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has shared with AWN readers an exclusive clip that looks behind the scenes at the film’s adorable hatchlings, Zoe, Vivi and Sam-Sam, as they careen into outer space and channel their inner Cowpokes. The film will also be released November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Jason Sudeikis (Booksmart), Josh Gad (Frozen II), Bill Hader (Inside Out), Danny McBride (TV’s The Righteous Gemstones), and Peter Dinklage (TV’s Game of Thrones) are back again for the sequel, reprising their roles from 2016’s animated hit, The Angry Birds Movie. Joining the all-star cast is Leslie Jones (TV’s Saturday Night Live), Rachel Bloom (TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Sterling K. Brown (TV’s This Is Us), and Eugenio Derbez (Dora and the Lost City of Gold).
Since Rovio’s first Angry Birds game launched back in 2009, various versions of the hugely popular property have been downloaded more than 4 billion times, spawning a franchise that includes numerous comics, books, theme park attractions and four animated series spinoffs, as well as the CG animated feature film, The Angry Birds Movie 2. Produced by Sony Pictures Imageworks, the sequel returns us to the blissful locales of Bird Island and neighboring Piggy Island, home to feuding angry birds and green piggies, who suddenly have to work together against a new foe, a villainess named Zeta, bent on conquering their tropical home.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 remains Rotten Tomatoes’ best-reviewed video game film of all time. Deadline’s Pete Hammond called it “a wacky, fast-paced delight,” while Variety’s Guy Lodge claimed, “one sequence may just be funnier than any scene from a comedy in the last year.”
The home entertainment release includes an all-new mini movie Live Stream and six adorable Hatchling shorts, three Family Fun DIY activities inspired by the film, a collection of behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast and crew, an exciting visit to the LA Zoo to meet some amazing feathered friends, a holiday themed sing along and much more! The IMAX Enhanced 4K Ultra HD edition features digitally remastered content presented with High Dynamic Range and DTS:X audio for a more immersive at-home entertainment experience.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 has a runtime of approximately 97 minutes and is rated PG for crude humor and action.
BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS
- ALL NEW MINI MOVIE! - Live Stream: When Silver attempts her first livestream, Red is the ultimate Angry Bird while the adorable Hatchlings get into mischief.
- 6 Classic Hatchling Mini Movies
- DIY Family Fun!:
- “Hangry Birds: Popcorn Balls”: No need to be angry or hangry with this simple, fun cooking tutorial. Follow along to make Red’s go-to comfort food and enjoy these tasty popcorn balls at home.
- “Smarty Birds: Crafty Volcano”: From the volcano on Eagle Island, Zeta plots her sinister plan and sends her lava balls flying. But why should Zeta have all the fun? Build your own volcano and watch it erupt combining crafts and science in this brainy how-to video!
- “Crafty Birds: Pig Snot!”: Ready to roll up your sleeves and get a little messy? It’s time to mix a few ingredients and create your very own pig snot (slime!). Just make sure to keep it away from Bomb…he likes to drink it. (Eeeew!)
- “Bird Watching”: In this hilarious "birds-eye" view of the real-life species that inspired the artists, we take a trip to the LA ZOO to get up close and personal with real-life Mighty Eagles, Blue Birds, Toucans, and more. With fun reactions from the cast intercut throughout the piece - get ready to laugh, learn and meet some amazing avian friends
- “Meet The New Birds & Pigs”: Join the returning cast and meet the unique new cast members giving voice to the hilarious characters in Angry Birds 2. In exclusive BTS recording sessions and interviews, we'll see how Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, and Sterling K. Brown bring these unforgettable characters to life.
- “Hatching the Hatchlings”: The Hatchlings are soooooo cute! And in Angry Birds 2, we get to join them on their very own adventure! Meet these mischievous little troublemakers as we talk to filmmakers about the creation of the Hatchlings and their expanded storyline in the film, and hear from cast members about their love for these adorable baby birds.
- “Flocking Together: Making The Angry Birds Movie 2”: Go behind the scenes with the flock of talented artists who worked together to make The Angry Birds Movie 2.
- “Happy Thanks-pigging”: Zeta is not a fan of the traditional Thanksgiving menu!
- “Jingle Birds: A Holiday Song From The Cast of Angry Birds 2”: Sing along with Rachel Bloom and Jason Sudeikis with a new twist on this holiday classic.
4K ULTRA HD AND DVD BONUS MATERIALS:
- ALL NEW MINI MOVIE! - Live Stream
- DIY Family Fun!:
- “Hangry Birds: Popcorn Balls”
- “Smarty Birds: Crafty Volcano”
- “Crafty Birds: Pig Snot”
- “Bird Watching”
- “Meet The New Birds & Pigs”
- “Hatching the Hatchlings”
- “Flocking Together: Making The Angry Birds Movie 2”
- “Happy Thanks-pigging”
- “Jingle Birds: A Holiday Song From The Cast of Angry Birds 2”
Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.