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'Angry Birds' animated series confirmed for 2012, movie after 2014

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Rovio Mobile has confirmed plans for an upcoming Angry Birds animated series.

A series of 52 short episodes will be released to a variety of devices in the autumn months, with a movie adaptation expected after 2014.

"We're going to roll out a weekly animation series later this year of short-form content," Rovio's head of animation Nick Dorra said at the MIPTV conference in Cannes.

Angry Birds Space

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Each episode will be around two-and-a-half minutes long, while there will be apps that will run alongside the series.

"We're going to roll it out on all possible devices," Dorra added. "We're looking at building a video app for that, and we're also looking at partnerships and so on. We want to be on all screens."

Dorra also revealed that an Angry Birds movie will not be released for a couple of years, after plans were confirmed last summer.

"It's in development, but it won't be out in 2013 or 2014. You'll have to bide your time and first watch all of our shorts!"

Dorra also explained that other companies may learn from Rovio's strategy of releasing their games globally on the same date.

He said: "There is a time coming, whether people like it or not, where you have something released at the same time, all over the world. It's hard to fight it."

The original Angry Birds has received more than 700 million downloads across all platforms since its release.

Watch the Angry Birds Space launch trailer below:

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