Angry Birds Toons is all set to launch this weekend.
The animated series based on Rovio’s hit video game will begin rolling out episodes on March 16. The show will debut across a number of different platforms.
International markets will see Angry Birds Toons released on broadcast television. Countries slated to receive the show this weekend include Australia, Korea, India, Finland, Israel, France, Germany, Norway and Brazil.
The series will be available in the US on Comcast’s Xfinity on-demand channel beginning March 17. Fans will also be able to access episodes from Angry Birds Toons on Rovio’s official Angry Birds app.
“Launching the channel, and partnering up with some of the best video-on-demand providers and TV networks, is an important milestone for us on our journey towards becoming a fully fledged entertainment powerhouse,” CEO Mikael Hed said in a recent statement.
Rovio Entertainment will unveil a total of 52 episodes of the program once everything is said and done. The series will follow the never-ending adventures of the birds crew as they battle against a legion of egg-stealing pigs.
Angry Birds have already conquered other mediums prior to its television debut. In addition to numerous video games, Rovio has licensed the characters for a board game, collectible merchandise, and a few amusement parks.
The company has enjoyed so much success with the Angry Birds franchise that the company is now offering the original game for free on iOS. The game recently fell out of the top 80 highest-grossing apps for the first time since 2010.
Rovio is hoping to get an Angry Birds movie off the ground and into theaters by 2016. Despicable Me producer John Cohen has reportedly signed on for the project. Former Disney chairman David Maisel will serve as executive producer on the upcoming adaptation.
Unless something happens between now and then, Angry Birds Toons will launche this weekend. Are you looking forward to Rovio’s animated series?