DESCRIPTION: 2016 animated movie based on the popular game.
DIRECTED BY: Clay Kaytis (a longtime Disney animator) and Fergal Reilly (an Irish animator who has worked for Disney and Sony).
WRITTEN BY: John Vitti (The Simpsons, Alvin and the Chipmunks)
- Jason Sudeikis as Red
- Josh Gad as Chuck
- Danny McBride as Bomb
- Maya Rudolph as Matilda
- Bill Hader as Leonard/King Mudbeard. He's said he based Leonard's voice on his high school football coach.
- Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle
- Kate McKinnon as Stella, Eva
- Sean Penn as Terence. He doesn't talk. Just hums, grunts and sings.
- Tony Hale as Ross, Mime and Cyrus
- Keegan-Michael Key as Judge Peckinpah
- Blake Shelton as Earl
- Charli XCX as Willow
- Titus Burgess as Photog
- Billy Eichner as Chief Pig Philip
- Hannibel Buress as Edward
- Youtube comedy team Smosh as Hal and Bubbles
STUDIO: Sony's Columbia Pictures. Rovio, the Finnish maker of the game, produced it and retained full creative control.
MY TAKE: I was disappointed with it. The animation was nice. And it had a stellar cast. But the story was a dud. Very generic. Lacked energy and heart.
- Did okay at the box office. It made almost $350 million but it cost $75 million to make and the studio spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting it. Supposedly after everything was accounted for, it still made a profit so a sequel is already in the works.
- The most successful movie Finland has ever made.
- The voices were recorded at a studio in Vancouver, Canada.
- Youtuber Toby Turner was rumored to have had a role that was cut after he was accused of sexual assault.