The Angry Birds Movie’s Hatchlings star in brand-new short coming to theaters
June 9, 2016

“The Early Hatchling Gets The Worm” heads to the big screen this weekend

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The Angry Birds Movie has flown to new heights, circling $300 million in worldwide box office, and the Hatchlings are celebrating in their own incredibly cute way.  Everyone’s favorite fluffy little birds, voiced by young children, star in a brand new short, “The Early Hatchling Gets The Worm,” viewable in select theaters starting this weekend, it was announced today by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Rovio Animation.

Four hilarious Hatchling shorts have been released so far, garnering a total of 40 million views and counting. The videos are part of an inventive marketing campaign that went viral, with the first video in the series having been shared a total of 400,000 times on social media. Previous Hatchlings shorts have been released to mark holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.

A trailer for the short can be found on the official The Angry Birds Movie Facebook page: facebook.com/AngryBirdsMovie

The short, focusing on an unlikely friendship that forms between a Hatchling and a worm she adopts, will run in select theaters in the U.S. and Canada before showings of The Angry Birds Movie beginning this weekend.

“The Early Hatchling Gets The Worm” is directed by JohnRice, from a story by Vadim Bazhanov. Producers are John Cohen and Catherine Winder.

The Angry Birds Movie is now playing in theaters worldwide.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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