Jason Sudeikis Leads ‘Angry Birds’
Sony’s animated feature take on Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds game will feature the voice of Saturday Night Live alumnus Jason Sudeikis as flock leader Red. His co-stars include Josh Gad as Chuck, Danny McBride as Bomb, Bill Hader as a pig, Maya Rudolph as Matilda and Peter Dinklage as the Mighty Eagle. Additional cast members include SNL star Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, musician Romeo Santos and YouTube’s Smosh duo — Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla.
Angry Birds is set to be released July 1, 2016.
The latest edition of this yearly collection is a highly polished mirror of “guest editor” Scott McCloud’s approach to the medium. The acclaimed cartoonist and author of the influential 1990s treatise Understanding Comics brings together 35 short pieces and excerpts, arranged into thematic sections and prefaced by McCloud’s illuminating introductions.
Culled from graphic novels, comic books, periodicals and the web, the selections represent both the old guard and the up and comers. Indie standbys Charles Burns, R. Crumb, the Hernandez Brothers and Chris Ware are shuffled up with strip artist Richard Thompson ( Cul de Sac), graphic memoirist Miriam Katin ( Letting It Go) and Internet sensation Allie Brosh ( Hyperbole and a Half), among many others. The 2014 collection is designed to whet your appetite and deepen your understanding of the art form in its most recent incarnations.