Leading kids’ entertainment CAKE announced that it will launch two new Angry Birds series starring the characters from The Angry Birds Movie at MIPCOM this year.
Piggy Tales: Third Act (35 x 1’25) sees the new look Piggies from the feature film act out their trademark antics paying tribute to the classics of stage and screen with (often unintentionally) hilarious results and Piggy Street (30 x 1’25”) the fourth series of Piggy Tales, which takes place on a street corner in Pig City where we meet our loveable pigs in everyday life situations. Losing their car keys, getting stuck in traffic or dining in a coffee shop, on this street anything can happen in this fun, engaging world full of surprises.
Both series follow the success of The Angry Birds Movie, which reached number one at the box office in over 50 countries. All content is non-dialogue to appeal to the brand’s large global fan base.
Since CAKE took over distribution a year ago, a substantial number of deals have been signed, which will see the original series Angry Birds Toons and its two spin offs Angry Birds Stella and Piggy Tales, airing in over 200 territories. Key broadcasters on board include Netflix, Discovery Kids Latin America, Globosat in Brazil, Atresmedia Spain, VRT Belgium, Telecom Italia, Channel 4 Finland, Canal + in Poland, AMC Networks, Turner Turkey, Al Jazeera Middle East, Nickelodeon Australia and GMA Network Philippines, Global TV Indonesia and Yo-Yo TV Taiwan in Asia.
CAKE, CCO and MD, Ed Galton said, “We are delighted with the reception that Angry Birds has received and are looking forward to bringing brand new content to television audiences around the world.”
Rovio Animation, president, Tuomo Korpinen said, “Following the massive success of The Angry Birds Movie, we’re continuing to focus on bringing creative storytelling and humorous animated content to fans on the ‘small’ screen.”