‘Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Agrees to $775M Sale to Sega
Finnish video game maker Rovio Entertainment has agreed to a $775 million sale to Japanese gaming firm Sega that will bring together the companies’ iconic Angry Birds and Sonic the Hedgehog franchises under one roof. Sega unveiled a recommended cash offer of 9.25 euros ($10.15) per share to Rovio shareholders and 1.48 euros ($1.62) per option to the company’s option holders Monday. “The […]
‘Angry Birds’ Company Rovio Starts Sale Talks With Israel’s Playtika
Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish-based video games company behind Angry Birds, has begun non-binding talks about a sale with Playtika, an Israeli group behind casino-style online games and shooting simulator 1V1.LOL. Playtika has offered €9.05 ($9.74) per share, or €683 million euros ($735 million), for Rovio in the latest consolidation move in the gaming business. The […]
Rovio Unveils New ‘Angry Birds’ Mobile Game
Mobile game company Rovio Entertainment revealed Thursday that new puzzle game Angry Birds Journey is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The pick-up-and-play, story-driven game is designed to be accessible and fun for new players and those familiar with the franchise, first launched in 2009. “The love for the original slingshot […]
‘Angry Birds’ Owner Rovio Appoints IMG as Licensing Agent
Global sports, fashion and events company IMG has been appointed by Finnish video game developer Rovio Entertainment Group as the exclusive consumer products licensing agent for the 'Angry Birds' puzzle game franchise.
‘Angry Birds’ Animated Series a Go at Netflix
'Angry Birds' are flying to Netflix. The streaming giant has handed out a series order for 32 episodes of 'Angry Birds: Summer Madness,' an animated comedy inspired by the popular mobile game.
Josh Gad on New Cast Additions, Political Messages in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’
'Angry Birds Movie,' the Sony animated flick based on the popular video game, is back for a second go-around, this time with a deeper story and starrier voice cast.
Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of ‘Angry Birds 2’
Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett and Brooklynn Prince join returning stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage.
‘Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel Set for 2019 Release
The second movie's debut coincides with the 10th anniversary of the popular mobile game.
China Box Office: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Tops Quiet Weekend With $27.1M
A local art house movie, meanwhile, has become a modest hit after its producer recorded a video of himself weeping and begging theater owners to devote more screen time to independent cinema.
How Composer Heitor Pereira Made the ‘Angry Birds’ Score Soar
A behind-the-scenes look at how the music magic is made.
‘Angry Birds’: How the Mobile Game Franchise Became an Animated Feature
"I was a big fan of the game," said Fergal Reilly, who directed with Clay Kaytis.
Box Office: ‘Angry Birds’ Hatches $39M Debut; ‘Neighbors 2’ Nabs $21.8M
Warner Bros.' 'Nice Guys' lands No. 4 with a soft $11.3M debut.