The film finds the naive and surprisingly mellow birds living in peaceful climes – the permanently fiery Red (Jason Sudeikis) aside. Co-directors Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly introduce us to a world full of knowing nods – a Birds And Bees Fertility Clinic and an Early Bird Worm Shop are two fixtures on the avian island – in which flightless birds live in harmony, still unmolested by troublesome pigs.
There is also speedster Chuck (Josh Gad), anger management therapist Matilda (Maya Rudolph), and the self explanatory Bomb (Danny McBride). But then, joining the jamboree as initially innocent visitors from over the horizon, come a bunch of nautical pigs. Eggs get filched and war is soon declared. With Bill Hader (Superbad) voicing one of the pigs, we may well be on their side.
Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones), Kate McKinnon (Ted 2) and Tony Hale (The Heat) also lend their vocal talents to this one.
The Angry Birds Movie will declare war on these shores on 13 May 2016.