The Angry Birds Movie has flown to new heights, circling $300 million in worldwide box office, and the Hatchlings are celebrating in their own incredibly cute way. Everyone's favorite fluffy little birds, voiced by young children, star in a brand new short, "The Early Hatchling Gets The Worm," viewable in select theaters in the U.S. and Canada starting this weekend, it was announced today by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Rovio Animation.
Four hilarious Hatchling shorts have been released so far, garnering a total of 40 million views and counting. The videos are part of an inventive marketing campaign that went viral, with the first video in the series having been shared a total of 400,000 times on social media. Previous Hatchlings shorts have been released to mark holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day and Memorial Day.
A trailer for the short can be found below, or on the official The Angry Birds Movie Facebook page.
The short, focusing on an unlikely friendship that forms between a Hatchling and a worm she adopts, will run in select theaters before showings of The Angry Birds Movie beginning this weekend.
"The Early Hatchling Gets The Worm" is directed by John Rice, from a story by Vadim Bazhanov. Producers are John Cohen and Catherine Winder.
The Angry Birds Movie is now playing in theaters worldwide.