Angry Birds Attack Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Posted: Oct 2 2015, 8:47am CDT | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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Angry Birds attack Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Angry Birds' Red will be part of the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time.

The traditional Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be invaded by Angry Birds this year. Angry Birds' Red will debut as colossal character balloon in this year's parade.

Red will transform into a helium giant ready to protect a precious egg during his inaugural flight in the famed holiday tradition. Before hitting the big screen next May in the Angry Birds movie, Red will help celebrate the start of the holiday season in front of more than 3.5 million people and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide during the annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

“Angry Birds is a worldwide phenomenon and we are thrilled to have Red join the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon line-up this year, taking his place among some of the world’s most popular and recognizable characters,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “With his trademark angry look, but lovable personality, Red will protect his precious egg as he takes flight down the streets of Manhattan and into the hearts of millions of spectators lining the Parade route and tens of millions more watching from homes across the country.”

Red is posed in a midstride dash clutching the egg like a football during a Thanksgiving Day game. Standing at approximately 45.5-feet tall, 29.7-feet wide and 44-feet long; with the biggest eyebrows in all of Manhattan at 7-feet wide, in his trademark scowl.

The 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. in all time zones.

Rovio released the first trailer for the Angry Birds movie last week.

The Angry Birds movie takes viewers to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds. Not all birds are happy obviously.

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. The leader of the pigs is voiced by Bill Hader.

The star studded cast of Angry Birds include Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos and Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla). The 3D animated feature film is directed by Fergal Reily and Clay Kaytis.

Angry Birds will be in theaters in May of 2016.

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