With the game being such a bit hit, creators are hoping for the same popularity as they consider adding an “Angry Birds” cartoon series on TV. NPR.org announced this morning, March 15, that the birds and pigs have a built in audience base on mobile devices that should transfer easily to the larger television screen.
With enough material already for 52 weekly episodes of egg-stealing pigs and angry birds, Rovio executive vice president Andrew Stalbow says they’ll never run out of fresh funnies to keep the series going for a long run. Angry Birds has had a successful three years on the small screen, further branching out to all sorts of fan memorabilia such as t-shirts and coffee mugs, and there’s no reason to believe that a weekly carton won’t enjoy similar success. Will the colorful birds be the twenty-first century version of Foghorn Leghorn?
The “Angry Birds” cartoon series is scheduled for an international audience and will be aired in the U.S. on XFINITY, a division of Comcast. No air date has been announced yet.