Pissed-off birds and Rabbids: Two cute game franchises being adapted into cartoons this year

The little birds that have been extending our time on the crapper by multiple hours, with their addictive pig-killing gameplay, via slingshot; and their charming sense of humor; are apparently getting their own show, which is somehow premiering on both the 16th and 17th of this month (somehow).

The following is from the official Rovio page for the show: “What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs?

It’s time to find out!

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!”

From the look of the trailer, the show will sport crisp, clean HD graphics, and retain the games’ look and sense of humor. I, for one, will be tuning into see if Rovio keeps true to their word.

Also being adapted into a show, are the mischievous Rabbids. In 2010, Ubisoft and Aardman Animation (of Wallace and Gromit fame) announced a partnership to produce a TV show based on the upstaging bastards. After that fell through, it was announced that the show was coming to Nickelodeon sometime this year, with 78 7-minute CGI episodes, being made soley by Ubisoft Motion Pictures (which I hope is working another movie from their list of franchises….), and being broadcasted in 26 half-hour blocks. This could be interesting, even though a traditionally-animated Rayman show, akin to Rayman Origins (and the upcoming Rayman Legends), would have been a far betrer idea.

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Tell me what you guys think of these shows, and if you’re gonna tune in, in the comments below.

James Flaherty

Video Game Reviewer/Critic at Leet Gamers Asia
Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia.

My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

James Flaherty

Two things I love with a passion are video games and writing, and what's a better combination of those two things than being a game reviewer? 'Cause that's what I am. A reviewer for Leet Gamers Asia. My tastes in games breach all genres, though my fortes are platformers and first-person shooters. My favorite game series is probably Super Mario, specifically the 3D games. I also love Rayman, Hitman, Bioshock, Half-Life/Portal, Uncharted, and Grand Theft Auto. As for my favorite game, it's hard to say: I love Portal 2, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Rayman Legends, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, Fallout 3, Journey, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence all so damn much.

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