These Poor Hollywood Stars Are the Only Ones Still Playing Angry Birds

Jay Hathaway · 10/01/14 05:15PM

SNL alums Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, along with Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, will lead the voice cast of Angry Birds, an animated tie-in movie based on a mobile phone game people liked in 2012. By the time the film comes out in 2016, they'll be the only ones still playing Angry Birds. (And some of them are playing green pigs instead.)

Apps Have Been Leaking "Golden Nuggets" of Personal Info to the NSA

Nitasha Tiku · 01/27/14 01:08PM

The Guardian has obtained top secret documents from Edward Snowden that show that both the NSA and GCHQ (its UK equivalent) have been developing the ability to siphon personal information from "leaky" smartphone apps such as Google Maps and Angry Birds. In one document, the agency lays out the "perfect scenario" of the type of info it can obtain when a photo taken with a smartphone is uploaded to a social media site.

Angry Birds: A Bang-Up Buzzfeed-Blumenthal Brawl

Hilary Sargent · 11/15/13 12:04PM

Angry Birds is a new feature in which ChartGirl's Hilary Sargent takes a look at the ruffled feathers in the latest Twitter flaps. Today's: labor journalist Mike Elk vs. Buzzfeed political reporter Rosie Gray, engaged in a feud over Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, his son Max, and Max's new book about Israel.

New York Times Issues First 'Angry Birds'-Related Correction

Seth Abramovitch · 10/23/11 09:25PM

In her New York Times Sunday Book Review critique of the hottest book on the planet, Walter Issacson's 630-page biography, Steve Jobs, Janet Maslin quotes a passage in which the author extolls the triumph that is the iPad, as well as the tens of thousands of apps that can run on it. "One that he mentions," Maslin writes, "which will be as quaint as 'Pong' some day, features the use of a slingshot to shoot down angry birds."

Angry Birds Theme Park Opens Illegally In China

Leah Beckmann · 09/16/11 06:02PM

Angry Birds enthusiasts, gather ‘round. Your dream of entering a larger than life, Angry Birds-themed world is now a reality. A theme park based on the popular cellphone videogame has opened in Changsta, a city in China's Hunan province. Now, I have never played the game in my life, but I know that there are many crazed fans out there for whom this is excellent news. Congrats, you guys, and finally!

Angry Birds Gives Fathers and Sons Excuse to Talk to Each Other

Remy Stern · 04/29/11 01:09AM

Back in the 20th century, America's dads passed down viable skills (masonry, woodcarving, mafioso-ing) or bustling family businesses (brick laying, carpentry, the syndicate) to their beloved sons, in hope that their offspring would grow up to become productive, progress-making citizens. But now all dads want to do is play the damn Angry Birds game. What kind of role-modeling is that?

Watch the Angry Birds Movie Trailer

Junior Mendez · 03/28/11 05:45PM

Why stop now? Angry Birds has already taken over iPhones everywhere, next stop could possibly be a theater near you! Check out this really cool trailer if everyone's favorite sling shot heroes made it to Hollywood.

This Toddler Is Addicted to Angry Birds

Matt Cherette · 12/10/10 03:00PM

Ayden is two-years-old; therefore, he should care about nothing but candy and pooping, right? Nope! Because Ayden's addicted to Angry Birds, and not even a bribe of candy can make him loosen his grip of his dad's phone. Watch inside.

iPhone Game Might Become a Movie

Ryan Tate · 08/24/10 07:40PM

Steve Jobs has created another monster. After taking in more than $4 million in Jobs' iPhone App Store, the independently developed game Angry Birds is in talks for a movie or TV show and just inked a toy deal.