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By Sarah Gopaul     Oct 2, 2014 in Entertainment
‘Angry Birds’ gets one step closer to big screen debut with announcement of choice comedic voice cast for the feature-length animation.
After conquering the world’s smallest displays with their mobile app, Rovio logically took the next step in releasing a weekly animated series, Angry Birds Toons. Now they are launching the furious fowl on the big screen in a feature film that will star the voices of some of the Hollywood's leading comedic talent.
Jason Sudeikis, who completed nine seasons with Saturday Night Live last year, will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem. Fellow alumni of the late-night sketch comedy show, Bill Hader, has joined the pork side and Maya Rudolph will play Matilda. Josh Gad, who delighted audiences with his portrayal of Olaf in Disney’s Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride portrays the volatile Bomb. Peter Dinklage maintains his Game of Thrones prestige, lending his voice to the legendary Mighty Eagle.
Other well-known actors joining the cast include Key & Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key, additional SNL veteran Kate McKinnon, Emmy award-winner Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz of The Mindy Project, and Orange is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks.
Rounding out the voice cast are Hannibal Buress (Broad City, Neighbors), Cristela Alonzo (ABC’s upcoming Cristela), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Grammy nominee Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla).
The announcement was first provided as a bonus to the more than two billion gamers who play Angry Birds worldwide. By slinging one billion birds, fans of the game had the chance to unlock the voice cast and get a sneak peek at the new look of the characters of the feature film.
The angry flock is set to slingshot into theatres in July 2016.
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