Although we’re talking about Angry Birds and a green piggie, they have beef and not with a cow! When Bird Island and Pig Island are threatened, they put their differences aside and become the most courageous and funniest team of “Frenemies” you’ll see this summer, all on a quest to save their homes from the sudden ice bombs attacks from Eagle Island.
To give you a little more insight into the minds of Red ( Jason Sudeikis) and Silver (Rachel Bloom) we sat down with them and had a chat about what The Angry Birds Movie 2 meant for them.
Red Wants Kids to Work It Out
Jason Sudeikis shared he was happy to be back as Red and that he likes that kids are shown how to deal with their emotions in the follow up to The Angry Birds Movie. He likes the theme of the exploration of owning your feelings and figuring out what to do with them. He feels that Red owns his uses his anger and uses it to motivate action within his community.
Rachel Bloom loved how Angry Birds, in particular, Red is cutting through toxic masculinity and is ok with showing his emotions. Little boys should be able to see that if they feel threatened, that’s it’s ok to admit to feeling scared. Compassion and empathy should be taught to boys and girls growing up today.
It’s ok to own up to your emotions and express how you feel. ~ Rachel Bloom
Silver Joins the Angry Bird Family
Rachel Bloom was excited to join the Angry Birds family. She especially admired her character Silver, for being so progressive and modern. In the film Silver, a female character that’s s a brainiac interested in science. Rachel felt that this was a positive representation to young girls and boys watching the Angry Birds Movie 2.
They both found it interesting that they could completely film their parts separate from one another. It allowed them to keep up with their comedic routine and make updates and changes because they are filming the voice-over rolls while watching the current scene that they’re filming. They even let us in on a secret: they looked forward to the press junket because that’s the only time that they get to hang out together.
From the Producer
John Cohen produced the previous The Angry Birds Movie and is excited to be back! He promptly went into one of the messages of the film about how the world of birds and pigs share very different views, but yet they find a way to work together and find common ground. He hopes that children will learn this lesson.
Creating the Storyline
Working with an amazing amount of talent came naturally when it came time for the quick wit. The comedians, Leslie Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Awkwafena and Josh Gad, were incredible with improving their parts. But creating the storyline came about a bit differently from The Angry Birds Movie, which was to focus on the game and the rivalry of the birds and pigs and bring the Angry Birds game to life, which has been downloaded over a billion times.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 was set to surprise it’s audience this time around. They added a new villain from a new island and forcing the birds and pigs to team up to defeat their new enemies. There were egos clashing, trust issues and a lot of comedic friction which leads to a lot of the comedy in the film.
We wrapped our day up with sweet treats and hatchlings. Peter Oswald, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator and an Annie Award-nominated animation production designer walked us through a water color process he used to create the cute and cuddly newest addition to the Angry Birds family. What a day! 🙂
The Angry Birds Movie 2 Theaters August 14
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.
Thank you Sony Animation for hosting me!