If you ask us, this whole Angry Birds thing has gotten a little out of hand. What started off as a simple way to kill some time (and pigs) on your cell phone has since earned a cult following and so much more. Admittedly, it is an addictive game: hours have been lost and cell phones have been smashed (out of frustration) when stuck on a level.
January 31 of this year was when the takeover began. Rovio, the maker of angry birds, announced Angry Birds: Rio (The Movie) would be coming out on April 15, 2011 (accompanying game trailer). Unfortunately for those of you who have been holding their breaths since January, it will be at least another 3 years wait for the movie. Why the drastic change in timeline you might ask? Well, Rovio is taking the movie (and future endeavors) so seriously that they purchased an animation studio. They plan on doing a great deal of the movie in-house. Just to recap, this is what happened: cell phone game created, got insanely popular, planned to base a movie off of it, purchased a studio, and now they’re in the filmmaking business as well. Sounds like a lot to us as well but wait, there’s more.
While the US may have caught the Angry Bird(s) bug, we have nothing on Barcelona, Spain. I think everyone has seen the funny videos of insane fans creating life-size angry birds, but what happens when T-Mobile takes it seriously? You’ll see below, s*** just got real. Angry Birds has now gone larger than life, complete with explosions and a live band.
Angry Birds, possibly (literally) blowing up a city near you soon.