Finland-based Rovio Animation is producing a 30-episode series of shorts starring fan-favorite Angry Bird characters the Blues and Hatchlings.
The new eps will debut in February 2017 on ToonsTV, Rovio’s multi-platform VOD family entertainment service.
The Hatchlings, which first appeared in a collection of animated shorts leading up to the release of The Angry Birds Movie, will also star in a game currently under development at Rovio. The characters are a major focus of the company’s consumer products program in 2017, with Kaiken Publishing, Rovio’s book publishing arm, working with partners to develop new titles based around them.
The new shorts will join existing Angry Birds content on ToonsTV, including the original animated shows Angry Birds Toons and Piggy Tales. In addition to Rovio’s in-house content, ToonsTV hosts entertainment from third parties like Aardman (Wallace + Gromit, Morph), Toonbox Animation (Kit ^n ^Kate, Qumi-Qumi) and National Geographic.
ToonsTV is available as a standalone app on Android, iOS and Amazon devices. It is also offered on various smart TV systems like Apple TV, and as an in-game channel in Rovio’s mobile games.