In something of a surprise, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has selected Aug. 16 as the street date for a three-SKU helping of the animation directing team of Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly’s The Angry Birds Movie.
With $105.7 million in ticket sales it was anticipated that the film would get a post-Labor Day release date, but it looks like Red, Chuck, Bomb and Terence will be brightening up the doldrums of late August with DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD editions. The ARR is a quick-to-market 88 days.
Bonus goodies common to all release SKUs are a bonus sequence titled “Chuck’s Rescue,” the featurette titled “Making Music!” and the Blake Shelton music video, “Friends.”
Exclusive to the Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD editions are four “Hatchlings” animated short films, including one titled “The Early Hatchling Gets the Worm,” deleted scenes and a half-dozen featurettes — “Crafty Birds: How to Build Your Own Piggy Tower,” “Dance Along Birds and Pigs,” “Creating the Real World of Angry Birds,” “Meet the Birds,” “Meet the Pigs” and “Meet the Hatchlings.”