Rovio has revealed the cast of voice actors for the upcoming Angry Birds movie.
“Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, last year’s comedy hit We’re the Millers) will lead the cast as Red, a bird with a temper problem,” Rovio wrote in a press release, in part. “Josh Gad, in his first animated role since the global smash hit Frozen, plays speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride (This is the End, Eastbound & Down) portrays the volatile Bomb. Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) has joined the pork side, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, The Maya Rudolph Show) will play Matilda, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will play the legendary Mighty Eagle.”
The supporting cast will include Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Veep), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Hannibal Buress (Broad City) as well as Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla from YouTube channel Smosh.
“I’m extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they’re surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent — these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we’re thrilled to have them all on board,” said producer John Cohen in a press release today, in part.
“We heard limbs and dialogue were all the rage in modern animation so we went all in. Not just one, but all of our characters have legs and wings! Except for the pigs, that is,” added Rovio chief marketing officer, Blanca Juti.
The Angry Birds movie is scheduled for release on July 1st, 2016, and is being co-directed by veteran animators Clay Katis and Fergal Reilly who have worked on Wreck-It Ralph and The Smurfs.