Angry Birds & 'Rio' Joining Forces for the Ultimate Avian Crossover
by Ethan Anderton
January 29, 2011
We've heard about the possibility of the popular mobile game heading to the big screen, but now the furious fowls from Angry Birds are teaming up with some the cute characters from Blue Sky Studio's animated feature Rio for one cool crossover promotion. Today 20th Century Fox and Rovio Mobile announced a partnership to tie-in with the popular game with the story of Rio. If you've missed the trailer or the musical two minutes that just showed up online earlier, this crossover is just perfect, because the film follows a group of kidnapped birds who join together in an attempt to escape and stop their captors once and for all.
Here's the official trailer for the forthcoming Angry Birds and Rio crossover game:
Angry Birds Rio will feature 45 all new levels that will not only feature your favorite projectile birds, but also characters from the animated film which hits theaters on April 15th, 2011. However, the crossover game will launch sometime in March in app stores worldwide to make gamers and movie-lovers well aware of the film's release. The real question is whether the traditional villainous green pigs will be causing trouble or if the villains in Rio will need to have their strongholds destroyed by the various projective birds. Surely, I'll be making this purchase from the app store and seeing Rio in a couple months. How about you?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
I smell a car crash with this crossover, Flintstones Meet Jetsons comes to mind when i use the term car crash.
Jez on Jan 29, 2011
I LOVE ANGRY BIRDS! And before this I didn't know about the Rio movie so now I think this is like the best alignment between a big mobile game and a big summer movie that I will now go see because of the angry birds connection.
Martin1221 on Jan 29, 2011
More Angry Birds is always welcome. Rio still looks lame though.
Mattias Nielsen on Jan 29, 2011
Smart from a marketing standpoint, but I think we're set to reach Angry Birds Overload as a possible movie, already existing toys, multiple angry birds apps, future expansion to new platforms and systems, and a television show in the works. Too much.
Jackson on Jan 30, 2011
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