My recent visit to “Angry Bird Island” was epic. In order to celebrate the upcoming release of The Angry Birds Movie Sony Pictures lined up two amazing days of island exploration, a movie screening, and some time to meet with the cast and an Angry Birds Lu’au for the press. During my visit, I was able to get the inside scoop to the upcoming animated film.
Although Cali sunsets are spectacular, it’s hard to compete with Maui’s tropical nightly show .The Four Seasons in Maui was the perfect backdrop to The #AngryBirdsMovie Luau. The evening breeze carried the heavenly scents of salt air and plumeria. I was in heaven.
Are you dying to know what makes the Angry Birds so mad? Millions of fans that downloaded the Angry Birds game are finally about to find out the backstory revealing why these birds are so volatile, and why they like to slingshot themselves into the pigs’ fortresses. On “Bird Island”, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the explosive Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
The all start cast includes Bill Hader (Trainwreck, Inside Out), Maya Rudolph(Bridesmaids), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), as well as Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, next year’s Ghostbusters), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, Neighbors), Hannibal Buress (Broad City, Why? With Hannibal Buress), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla). The Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, screenplay by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.
The Mai Tais were flowing and the all star cast could not be more hilarious off screen. We talked about parenting, favorite online games, and anger management.
Jason Sudeikis stars as “Red” in this bright animated film. Jason says he is bad tempered much like his on screen character.
Maya Rudolph is the voice of Matilda. Maya says she talks to her kids about about anger management, ” We are teaching them to take a breath, smell the flowers, and release by blowing out the candle. And they love to do it.”
I had an incredible evening chatting with the voiceover celebs. I can’t wait to take my kiddos to see the movie.
Launch your way to see the #AngryBirdsMovie in theaters today!