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Friday, May 06, 2016

World To Celebrate "Red's Carpet Day" On May 7

World To Celebrate "Red's Carpet Day" On May 7

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the imminent release of Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation's 3D CG-animated comedy The Angry Birds Movie, Sony Pictures will host 41 "Red's Carpet" premiere events in 33 countries around the world on Saturday, May 7. Countries as wide-ranging as the U.S., U.K., Spain, South Africa, and Australia, destinations as remote as Montenegro and Nigeria, and many more will each do their share as the red carpet spans the globe. As the film's English-language stars, including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Bill Hader, as well as the film's musical star Blake Shelton, celebrate at the official World Premiere in Los Angeles, California, local voice stars will turn out to celebrate at their own national events.

The full list of countries set for Red's Carpet Day includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Luxemburg, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

"We're thrilled to be rolling out Red's carpet across the entire globe, all on the same day. The movie has been translated into 42 languages and dubbed by some of the funniest comedy stars in the world, so it's exciting that audiences of all ages in every country will be able to enjoy the film. No matter where you live, you'll be able to get into the spirit on a local level with fun events," said John Cohen, producer of The Angry Birds Movie.

A few days later, on Tuesday, May 10, the movie's all-star international voice actors will participate in an exciting and colorful photo call celebrating the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. On hand will be English-language voice actor Josh Gad (Chuck, in his first animated film since Frozen) as well as Omar Sy (The Intouchables, Inferno, and the voice of Red in France), international TV personality Raya Abirached (who voices Matilda in the Middle East), popular comedian and actor Maccio Capatonda (who voices Red in Italy), comedian Timur Rodriguez (who voices Chuck in Russia) and producer John Cohen.

About The Angry Birds Movie
In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, 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 volatile 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.

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), Bill Hader (Trainwreck, Inside Out), and Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), as well as Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live," Ghostbusters), Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Hannibal Buress (Daddy's Home, "Broad City"), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Sisters), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Billy Eichner ("Billy on the Street"), Danielle Brooks ("Orange is the New Black"), YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who co-writes and performs the original song "Friends." The film also features brand new music from Demi Lovato, Charli XCX, Matoma, and Steve Aoki. The Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder. The screenplay is by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.

About Rovio
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is a global entertainment media company. Headquartered in Finland and with studios across the world, Rovio is the creator of Angry Birds, the casual mobile game that changed an industry and became an international phenomenon. Today Angry Birds is not only the most downloaded game of all time, it is a renowned entertainment brand that has branched out into animation, books, licensing and more. The Angry Birds Movie is slated for release globally in May 2016.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

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