Netflix picks up new Angry Birds show

CAKE and Rovio's newest animated series set in the game's universe will debut in 2021 with a fresh look.
March 25, 2020

Netflix has flapped its wings into CAKE and Rovio Entertainment’s nest, and picked up the newest animated series based on the Angry Birds franchise. Angry Birds: Summer Madness will debut in 2021. The series uses the tone and humor from the movie franchise, but with a¬†refreshed visual look.

The 40 x 11-minute series sees the familiar birds, as well as several new characters as tweens at a summer camp as they try out antics and improbable pranks.

This series is the latest in CAKE and Rovio’s long-term partnership. The UK distributor holds the international distribution rights to the Finnish media co’s expanding library of non-dialogue shorts. In 2015, CAKE picked up the distribution rights to three of Rovio’s Angry Birds animated series, and the pair worked together again in 2019 to remake live-action comedy series Angry Birds on the Run into a long-form TV special.

The Angry Birds’ franchise¬†is quite popular on the SVOD and has frequently popped up in Netflix’s new top-10 rankings, which highlights the most watched shows and movies are that day in each country.

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