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Rovio Mobile and Fox take Angry Birds to Rio

Twentieth Century Fox is tapping into gaming sensation Angry Birds and the power of mobile content to lift the buzz surrounding its upcoming animated film Rio, which hits theaters on April 15.
February 1, 2011

Twentieth Century Fox is tapping into gaming sensation Angry Birds and the power of mobile content to lift the buzz surrounding its upcoming animated film Rio, which hits theaters on April 15.

The game development partnership between Angry Birds creator Rovio Mobile and Fox will see the smartphone and tablet game feature the film’s main characters Blu and Jewel. Angry Birds Rio will launch globally in March with 45 dedicated levels and will regularly add new levels via app updates.

The initial fruits of the mobile app and motion picture promo can be viewed at http://rio.angrybirds.com.

Last year, Rovio’s Angry Birds was downloaded more than 50 million times on various smartphone platforms. And the Finnish game developer will be breaking down the brand’s success and future franchise-building goals at KidScreen’s iKids conference on February 15. Claes Kalborg, Rovio Mobile’s SVP of brands and licensing strategies, will be conducting the case study. For more information about iKids please visit http://ikids.kidscreen.com

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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