Angry Birds to catapult onto TV
A few years ago, if you turned the telly on to a programme called Angry Birds, you'd probably be watching a Five Shameless rip-off about single mums on a council estate. Soon though, it's going top be a show based on the massively successful mobile game.
Game developer Rovio says an animated series is on its way. Production has already begun.
CEO Mikael Hed told industry site C21media.net: "We have been working on that for quite a while, and that is definitely one of my big focus areas right now - to work on broadcast content for Angry Birds."
Hed didn't hint at who will be producing the show.
The app, which has already been downloaded more than 50 million times, is published by Chillingo, a company recently bought out by EA. Rovio still own the licensing rights, though, so it doesn't look like the publishing giant will be cashing in on this venture.
If all you crazed Angry Birds fans can't wait, why not beat Rovio and co. to it by making your own show using your very own Angry Birds soft toy collection? ®
I'm constantly amazed that such a basic physics-type game, the type of which has been available online in various guises since the dawn of Shockwave/Flash, has become so popular. I bet the creators wake up every morning and think exactly the same thing. Fair play to them though :)
Shameless rip off????
Sounds more like a channel 5 rip-off of loose women to me!
I know, its like its the 80's again or something!