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Angry Birds animated series launching this autumn

Will feature 52 weekly episodes distributed "on all possible devices"

Angry Birds is getting its own animated series later this year.

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The first of 52 weekly, 2.5 - 3 minute episodes will premiere this autumn, and be distributed "on all possible devices" including Samsung's Smart TV internet-connected televisions, according to developer Rovio's head of animation, Nick Dorra.

"We're going to roll out a weekly animation series later this year of shortform content," he said at the MIPTV conference in Cannes (via the Guardian).

"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."

On the series' subject matter, he added. "It's about telling more engaging stories... and deeper thoughts, deeper feelings of the characters, such as why are they always angry? Angry Birds is not just about the gameplay, and will be in the future less and less about the slingshot, actually, and more and more about the characters."

He also said an Angry Birds film "is in development, but it won't be out in 2013 or 2014".

Angry Birds Space, which launched on March 22, was downloaded over ten million times in less than three days.

Rovio is also readying to launch a new IP in "a couple of months".

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