If you haven't seen the The Angry Birds Movie in theaters, it debuts on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD next week (Tuesday, August 16) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The digital version has been available since July 29th.
"I like to find the funniest actors in the world, important to have great improvisational comedians who are usually in a recording studios alone, so they have to be good at it. Without props, each other, or anything. Actors with great imagination. These are incredibly gifted actors and taking material on page - making it come alive naturally. Many are able to play characters opposite who they are in person."Speaking of time spent, did you know it took a whole 3 1/2 years to make and bring this great family movie to the big screen? He wasted no time crediting the whole team that made the animated family movie such a success. He was proud to name the many incredibly talented comedians cast, as he called "great improvisers" that made the script come alive all in their own unique funny ways. It was an interesting and cute fact to learn that the voice of the adorable Hatchlings in the movie were actually kids of the crew, including his 2 year old daughter. They had ideas and suggestions of what they wanted them to say, sat them down, and they, much like the other professional actors in the movie took it upon themselves to do their own thing.
For most of us, imagining working on something for more than 3 years might seem like allot of time, but he notes "If you love the characters and the story, the time flies by. I didn't even have my daughter when I started, and now she'll be 3 in the Fall. Incredible, amazing milestones over the course of making these movies."
Why are the birds so angry?
"The reason is because these weird green piggies have stole their eggs, their children. that angers the bird. Red the character that is already an angry one, he says and does all the things we all wish we could. He says what he wants to people, like in Starbucks if someone stands too close to you in line, and they just are too close, well Red will tell them something."
John Cohen, producer of the Angry Birds MovieWondering if there will be a sequel? They are already working on it, in fact they started working on it right after they finished the first movie. Once they had the chance to do screenings, see a number of audiences and their reactions that were so positive with a range of excited, and emotional in different ways - they had a hunch. Just like many of our other favorites like Ice Age, and Despicable Me, he said "once you have the characters come to life as real personalities, sometimes can't stop myself from thinking about their future or putting them into different scenarios, and feeling there's more to tell about the characters." I just loved how he spoke about the movie and the characters. You could hear the passion and belief he had in these very real characters. And just like us fans who are excited and curious about the sequel, he said he is "excited for the story ideas for the sequel we have." Coming from John Cohen himself, you just know it's going to be good.