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'Angry Birds' movie set to soar in July 2016

'Angry Birds' movie set to soar in July 2016

Angry Birds will be flying into movie theaters in July 2016 with Sony announcing Wednesday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the ubiquitous game franchise.

The 3-D CG-animated movie will be developed and financed by Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish gaming company that created "Angry Birds." John Cohen, who most recently produced Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me," will produce. 

Since its debut in December 2009, the "Angry Birds" game and its offshoots have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times. There have been previous movie tie-ins, including "Angry Birds Rio" and "Angry Birds Star...

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