Angry Birds has gained two very experienced directors. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly have signed on to co-direct the animated 3D pic based on the hugely popular game app from Rovio Entertainment. Kaytis began has been a Disney employee at age 19. He recently worked as the animation supervisor on Tangled and was an animator on Wreck-It Ralph, for which he also oversaw the film’s ending credits. He also served as an animator on the studio’s upcoming Frozen.
At Sony since 2003, Reilly has served as storyboard artist on the likes of Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and its sequel, as well as head of story at Sony Pictures Animation.
Angry Birds will serve as the directorial debut for the animation veterans as well as the first feature for Rovio, which is producing the pic in-house. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed commented saying, “I am very excited that Fergal and Clay have joined us, bringing with them their vast expertise.” Sony Pictures has set a July 1, 2016 worldwide release date already.
Despicable Me producer John Cohen is producing the Angry Birds movie along with Catherine Winder. Former Marvel Studios boss David Maisel is executive producing. Emmy-winning King Of The Hill and The Simpsons scribe Jon Vitti is writing the screenplay.
Angry Birds is a video game franchise created by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the first game was first released for Apple’s iOS in December 2009.Over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store,which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, including the Android, Symbian and Windows Phone operating systems. It has since expanded to video game consoles and for PCs
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