The Angry Birds Movie is a 2016 3D computer-animated action comedy film based on the video game series of the same name, but it can also be interpreted to be a direct prequel to, or origin story behind the original game. Produced by Rovio Animation, it was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. It was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly in their directorial debuts, and written by Jon Vitti. The film stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage.

When multiple major studios approached Rovio to discuss the production of the film adaptation in 2010, Hed eventually decided to have Rovio establish its own in-house animation studio and have it work on the film, rather than risk losing creative control in allowing a third-party studio to produce it. David Maisel, the founding chairman of Marvel Studios, offered to help Hed and Rovio produce the film, and eventually, well-known producers John Cohen from Illumination Entertainment and Catherine Winder from Lucasfilm pitched in to assist with the production.

Fortunately, for this recently often unlucky company, The Angry Birds Movie is way better than most viewers would expect. That said, expectations are probably pretty low, given the ground-grazing bar set by the majority of game-to-film adaptations. Even for onlookers who’ve never played any of the games, the whole concept isn’t even “so last year,” its so 2011.

Admittedly, the storytelling is not in the league of Pixar or Disney at their best, and with the male-dominated cast it’s a bit embarrassingly retrograde in terms of gender balance, even compared with Ratchet. But the animation punches well above its weight with properly Looney Tunes-standard sight gags; polished, highly expressive character design; and rendering so intensely computed nearly every barbules and rachis on each individual feather is visible.

The question of animation scope was almost eradicated after the huge success of this film. The very basic animation courses were in demand because young students showed a reasonable interest in the field of 3D animation. It is advisable for you to choose an animation course that will teach you how to design characters of your own.

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