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MacRumors
Feb 26, 2013, 01:28 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/02/angrybirds.jpgRovio has sold millions of copies of the games in its Angry Birds series, turning a simple game into a thriving franchise. The company has released several variants of its original Angry Birds app, including Angry Birds Space (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/04/30/angry-birds-space-reaches-50-million-downloads-in-under-six-weeks/), Angry Birds Rio (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/17/rovio-and-apple-offering-angry-birds-rio-as-free-app-of-the-week/), and Angry Birds Star Wars (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/08/angry-birds-star-wars-comes-out-november-8th/), among others.

Today Rovio debuted its upcoming Angry Birds cartoon, titled "Angry Birds Toons (http://www.angrybirds.com/toons)." As described by the company, the cartoon is an animated series that takes place on Piggy Island.Angry Birds Toons is an all-new animated series that throws the doors to Piggy Island wide open! For the first time ever, you can get up close and personal with your favorite characters. Join us every week starting the weekend of March 16th for a brand new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and pigs!w5px1IbyAjw
The cartoons, which will be limited to the web, will be featured on the Angry Birds Toons page each week, beginning on March 16. Rovio is also currently working on an Angry Birds feature film, which is set to debut in 2016.

Article Link: Rovio's 'Angry Birds Toons' to Launch on March 16 (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/26/rovios-angry-birds-toons-to-launch-on-march-16/)



Aidan5806
Feb 26, 2013, 01:31 PM
Can i haz new bad piggies game pleaze?

GenesisST
Feb 26, 2013, 01:33 PM
Am I on angrybirdsrumours.com?

Note: I don't give a ****, I just want to preempt this type of comment.

ZacNicholson
Feb 26, 2013, 01:34 PM
I hope the angry birds craze dies down soon.

iPusch
Feb 26, 2013, 01:39 PM
Hmm, I think Cut the Rope offers a cartoon thingy as well :)
It's good for the ppl who like to watch that kinda stuff^^

sundog925
Feb 26, 2013, 01:39 PM
People are still dumb enough to spend money on the same game over and over? Lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

madsci954
Feb 26, 2013, 01:41 PM
Mooooooooooooo!!!

Welp, time to milk the cash cow again!

nazaar
Feb 26, 2013, 01:53 PM
this has officially jumped the shark

ArtOfWarfare
Feb 26, 2013, 01:53 PM
Going head to head with the Cyanide and Happiness Show for my weekly episode length of free time.

omgwut
Feb 26, 2013, 02:07 PM
Oh my god Rovio, do something new already. Angry Birds needs to just ****ing die.

mrgraff
Feb 26, 2013, 02:17 PM
Am I on angrybirdsrumours.com?

Note: I don't give a ****, I just want to preempt this type of comment.

In before the "well, obviously you do give a **** or you wouldn't bother to comment" comment.

Note: I don't either.

milo
Feb 26, 2013, 02:26 PM
They are great games but I just don't get all the spinoff stuff. To me it's all about the gameplay, I don't see the appeal of stuffed animals or any of the other merchandise.

g0odfr1end102
Feb 26, 2013, 02:34 PM
Marketing... :rolleyes:

janstett
Feb 26, 2013, 02:45 PM
this has officially jumped the shark

They jumped the shark when they did the promotional tie in with Rio. Since then they've backed over the shark, pounded into the shark, been crushed by the shark, and been lined in a layer of silt on the bottom of the ocean.

Kobayagi
Feb 26, 2013, 03:03 PM
Milk it some more...

iMacFarlane
Feb 26, 2013, 03:15 PM
Here's some serious shark-jumping action:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YkCzjw8QvQA/TMhP98NKPWI/AAAAAAAAATQ/g9A9IAOwqVo/s1600/Angry+Birds+Costume+5.jpg

TimTheEnchanter
Feb 26, 2013, 03:35 PM
Angry Birds Theme Park (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2148493/First-official-Angry-Birds-theme-park-opens-games-creators-look-big-Disney.html) :rolleyes:

green94
Feb 26, 2013, 03:52 PM
Milk it until it runs dry... can't say I blame them. My kid still digs the game, I'm sure he'll enjoy this as well.

Radio
Feb 26, 2013, 04:07 PM
I never liked this stupid game.

People thought they were being cute by saying "I like angry birds"

Shut up!!!!

Whew that felt good to say

B4U
Feb 26, 2013, 04:36 PM
Rovio, here is your certificate.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ry6vMbTSTQM/T5SyqzyUpHI/AAAAAAAACFE/ysyjoTxFg9o/s1600/beat-a-dead-horse.jpg

GenesisST
Feb 26, 2013, 05:45 PM
In before the "well, obviously you do give a **** or you wouldn't bother to comment" comment.

Note: I don't either.

I meant that I don't care if it is first page, second page, etc.

Krazy Bill
Feb 26, 2013, 05:51 PM
I hope the angry birds craze dies down soon.Normally I'd agree but you know... for $5 wasted you get quite a long ride. I don't play it often but as a time-killer I feel I get my money's worth. Mildly challenging and cheap. Rovio found the sweet spot with this.

locoboi187
Feb 26, 2013, 05:55 PM
They are really milking this one out.

RobertMartens
Feb 26, 2013, 05:58 PM
this has officially jumped the shark


I hope 'jump the shark' dies down soon. Fonzerelli agrees with me.

upthetoffees
Feb 26, 2013, 06:24 PM
I'm actually surprised at how much I have spend on Angry Birds games - 'oh only 89 cents? Oh harmless.. click...' when I only really kinda enjoyed the first one. Last one was Star Wars, which was fun to a minimal extent but I wouldn't pay them any more money. They are right to milk but there is not really a nice product there any more.

drewyboy
Feb 26, 2013, 09:05 PM
if this isn't whoring a product... I really don't know what is.

MaxDrago
Feb 26, 2013, 10:01 PM
People are still dumb enough to spend money on the same game over and over? Lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

If you like pigs... the lipstick is irrelevant. If it's fun, buy it... If it's not, don't. No need to call others dumb because they like something, or it's popular enough to crossover a boundary somewhere.

My pigs are Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, etc. They've smeared 'lipstick' all over those franchises and they're still going strong, like Madden, Legend of Zelda, Sonic, Mario, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, even Pac Man... The last few with crossovers too (good or bad). There's nothing wrong with building a franchise that can cross media boundaries. They may not always do it well, but if they can... more power to them and less whining from us.

I smell bacon...

Mactendo
Feb 27, 2013, 05:35 AM
My pigs are Warcraft, Halo, Diablo, etc. They've smeared 'lipstick' all over those franchises and they're still going strong, like Madden, Legend of Zelda, Sonic, Mario, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, even Pac Man... The last few with crossovers too (good or bad). There's nothing wrong with building a franchise that can cross media boundaries. They may not always do it well, but if they can... more power to them and less whining from us.


But still the games you mention were done with great taste. Just imagine if each month we'd see something like: Diablo, Diablo vs Pigs, Diablo Rio, Diablo in Space, Diablo Star Wars, Diablo Toons, Diablo The Movie, Diablo Theme Park, Diablo Plush Toys, Diablo Boys Names, Diablo for president...

Even for a smart and fun game it'll be too much, not even mentioning those dumb birds.

adamjb22
Feb 27, 2013, 01:14 PM
Well... I know what Ill be watching... My 4yr old son loves these damn birds. It has to be an upgrade from sponge bob though right?

MrDc2
Feb 27, 2013, 04:35 PM
$$$

JAT
Feb 27, 2013, 07:51 PM
Aren't they already toons?