Next weekend, an extremely popular mobile game will finally spring to life when The Angry Birds Movie hits theaters, as an army of feathered fighters strike back against a group of dangerous pigs. Before this epic war takes place on May 20, some of the cutest birds in the flock have sent out an adorable Mother's Day message, in honor of the recent holiday. While these birds are far too young to be as angry as their older counterparts, we can see how much they truly adore their mother.
In this hilarious 3D adventure, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The Rovio video game has been downloaded a massive 3 billion times since it launched in 2009, where users shoot a variety of different birds from a huge slingshot, into various structures that house green pigs, known as the Oinks, who have stolen these birds' eggs. This animated adventure will provided a long-awaited origin story that shows why these birds have gone on the attack. And now we get to see just how much the younger one's love their mother courtesy of Youtube.
The Angry Birds Movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds. Or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) 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. We don't know for sure how these young hatchlings fit into the story, or if they will be launched into this all-out war with the nefarious green pigs.
Back in October, Sony announced the full voice cast for Angry Birds, which also includes Bill Hader as the pig leader Leonard, Maya Rudolph as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage as the legendary Mighty Eagle. Red is just one of many characters on an all-bird island, but unlike most of the birds, he gets angry at almost anything. The story centers on Red, Chuck and Bomb, who fight back when Leonard and his fellow pigs start raiding these birds' nests.
The supporting cast includes Keegan Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Grammy nominee and Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla). Angry Birds hits theaters on May 20, 2016, going up against Universal's Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Warner Bros.' The Nice Guys. The movie will also have to contend with the current box office champion Captain America: Civil War, which is closing in on $700 million worldwide. Take a look at this Mother's Day preview for The Angry Birds Movie.