Angry Birds, the cartoon series, due this fall

Game maker Rovio reveals that an animated series and movie about the wildly popular game are in the works.

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The story of Angry Birds is coming to a little screen and big screen near you.

The wildly popular game is being turned into an animated series expected to debut this fall, game developer Rovio said at the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France.

"We're going to roll out a weekly animation series later this year of shortform content," Rovio's head of animation, Nick Dorra, said, according to a Guardian account. The 52 episodes will each last about three minutes and be available on a variety of devices.

Dorra also confirmed that an Angry Birds movie is the works, but it won't be released for a couple of years.

"It's in development, but it won't be out in 2013 or 2014," Dorra told the MIPTV audience. "You'll have to bide your time and first watch all of our shorts."

Rovio bought animation studio Kombo in June 2011 to extend the brand beyond its gaming platform. The overall goal is to transform Rovio from a gaming company to an entertainment company. In addition to the series and movie, the company has also published an Angry Birds cookbook.

The game, which is reportedly played by 130 million people daily, has long been available on a wide variety of mobile and desktop platforms.

 

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