Flightless birds slingshot their way to face their porcine foes, and they’ve got moves
It’s time for more high-flying action!
A new trailer from The Angry Birds Movie debuting exclusively on EW.com shows cantankerous hero Red (Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis), speed-demon bud Chuck (Frozen’s Josh Gad), fiery friend Bomb (Eastbound & Down’s Danny McBride), and others from their flightless bird community gathered to slingshot themselves to war with the pigs who stole their eggs.
The preview features more moves in the fight, like a big-beaked bird who acts as a boomerang (though that one doesn’t end so well…) and an orange bird who expands many times his size and exclaims, “I told you not to mess with me!” (From the looks of it, you really should heed his advice.) What’s more, we get a glimpse of Red as a party clown gone terribly wrong, more examples of his anger unleashed, and so on.
The action-comedy is based on the smash-hit game, and also features Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Blake Shelton, and the recently announced Charli XCX and Sean Penn. It’s directed by seasoned animators Clay Kaytis (Frozen) and Fergal Reilly (Hotel Transylvania) from a script by Jon Vitti (The Simpsons).
“All of the questions that you may have playing the game are going to be answered, but I would venture to say that it goes above and beyond that,” Gad teases of the film. “It pays off the origin story, it gives a context for why these birds are so undeniably angry with these green pigs, for everybody who’s been asking that for the last however many years, and it also has these rich characters, this amazingly rich animation.”
See for yourself when The Angry Birds Movie lands in theaters on May 20, and watch the new trailer above. For more from this feisty, feathery group, EW can exclusively reveal that you can now head to www.angrify.me to add and customize angry eyebrows to your own photos.