Hatch(l)ing another mission in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

While the pigs and birds are joining forces to save their islands, another adventure is unfolding in Columbia Pictures’ adventure comedy The Angry Birds Movie 2, courtesy of three adorable hatchlings.

The trio of baby birds – Zoe (pink), Vivi (green) and Sam-Sam (beige) – are re-enacting the events of the first Angry Birds Movie as they honor their new hero, Red. When an outside force endangers some eggs, the youngsters find themselves embarking on an epic quest to rescue them.

The adorable Hatchlings are being voiced by Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa, Genesis Tennon, Alma Varsano, Faith Kidman-Urban and Sunday Kidman- Urban.

“Playing ‘pigs’ and ‘birds’, they realize the rocks they’ve been using to stand in for the eggs don’t cut it,” producer John Cohen elaborates. “So they borrow Zoe’s still unhatched baby sisters from the crib, only to see a wave yank the eggs away.”

Vivi (Genesis Tennon), Sam-Sam (Alma Varsano) and Zoe (Brooklynn Prince) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

With their big screen debut in the first film, the adorable hatchlings stole the hearts of audiences around the world, and the filmmakers knew there was much more humor, adventure and uber-cuteness to be explored with their antics in the new story.

“In this film, they provide a different flavor of comedy relief from the comically intense scenes of the team infiltrating Eagle Island,” says director Thurop Van Orman. “Theirs is a big adventure in its own right, which ultimately dovetails into the main story. They are a big part of the movie.”

In Philippine cinemas August 21, The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #AngryBirdsMovie2

Zoe (Brooklyn Prince, pink), Vivi (Genesis Tennon, green), and Sam-Sam (Alma Varsano, beige) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

Lily (Sunday Urban) and Beatrice (Faith Urban) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation’s THE ANGRY BIRDS 2.

Welcome back returning heroes in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

Back to anchor Columbia Pictures’ all-new adventure The Angry Birds Movie 2 are our three angry birds Red, Chuck, and Bomb, and leader of Piggy Island, Leonard.

But having experienced a heroic adventure in the first film, the flightless trio have undergone some changes. “Each character brings something unique to the table to help get the job done,” says producer John Cohen.

Following the events of the first film, Red, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, has achieved “hero status” on Bird Island, a badge of honor he wears proudly. He’s now dedicated his life to keeping the population of Bird Island safe from all outside forces. But don’t let the heroic exterior fool you: Red still lacks some of the basic social skills needed to fully connect with other birds and has some deep-seated insecurities.

So, there’s still some room for Red to work on himself – as a hero and as an “angry bird.” “We wanted this film to be a new type of hero story and to focus on the next stage of Red’s development,” Cohen adds. “Red doesn’t yet fully understand that trust and teamwork can get you a lot farther than you can go on your own, and he’s a little reluctant to embark on the journey to Eagle Island because he’s worried about losing everything he’s built since he led the battle against the pigs.”

Like all the returning cast members, Sudeikis had a deep emotional investment in his character.  “What I love about Red is how he slowly transforms as this adventure unfolds,” Sudeikis reveals. “As a parent of two kids, myself, and just as a person currently on planet Earth, the film’s themes of working together and trying to empathize with your fellow man – or bird – are timely and important.”

(L to R) The Hatchlings, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

Super-speedster Chuck remains by his best buddy Red’s side and is the catalyst for Red’s emotional journey. As brought to life by Josh Gad, Chuck thinks and talks fast – and moves even faster. Despite his frenetic energy and lack of a filter when speaking, Chuck’s speed proves to be a vital tool in the mission to Eagle Island. But the addition of Chuck’s brainy sister Silver propels the character to new heights. “Josh Gad couldn’t wait to push Chuck even further, and have him be even more hyperactive and manically funny,” says diretor Thurop Van Orman. “It was fun to experience with Josh how much more ‘pushed’ Chuck could be.”

The original big three is rounded out by Bomb, who’s a bit of a dim bulb with a big heart. His larger-than-life personality and size make the superteam anything but subtle – but Bomb’s willingness to try anything will help the squad in a time of need. Popular comic actor Danny McBride reprises the role, which Van Orman notes is a perfect match of character and artist. “Danny is one of the funniest people I’ve ever worked with,” he enthuses. “I’d keel over laughing during his voice recording sessions.”

The uneasy and hilarious détente forged between Red and Leonard is captured by Sudeikis and Bill Hader, who returns as the leader of Piggy Island. When Leonard arrives at Red’s doorstep with a story about a third island whose leader is planning to destroy both their islands, Red has no choice but to (reluctantly) trust him. Still, Leonard remains narcissistic and manipulative, as he and Red jockey for control of the superteam of frenemies they’ve assembled. Bill Hader, who recently finished the second season of HBO series “Barry” and will soon be seen in It: Chapter Two, is back as the officious pig, bringing his formidable comedic skills to the role. “Bill is super-smart and super-funny – and always knows when he nails a scene,” marvels Van Orman.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #AngryBirdsMovie2

Red (Jason Sudeikis) and Leonard (Bill Hader) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

WATCH: Enemies join forces in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ trailer

Enemies become frenemies. See the Birds and Pigs team up in the newly released international trailer of Columbia Pictures’ comedy adventure The Angry Birds Movie 2.

A hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talents are brought together in the film as the flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

Check out the trailer below and watch The Angry Birds Movie 2 in Philippine cinemas August 21.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #AngryBirdsMovie2

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.