Top celebrities graced the Philippine gala premiere of Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation’s 3D CG-animated comedy “The Angry Birds Movie,” May 7 evening at SM Megamall.
Popular family endorser Team Kramer (husband and wife Doug and Cheska Kramer and their three adorable children) led the guests. Rock singer Yeng Constantino, who is featured in the song “Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)” in the original soundtrack, watched the film with her husband, Yan Asuncion. Castmembers of the topraring children’s gag show, “Goin’ Bulilit” also joined in the fun, as did the families of “Unang Hirit” anchor Lyn Ching-Pascual, and PBA legend, Vince Hizon.
The premiere was one of the 41 “Red’s Carpet” premiere events simultaneously held by Sony Pictures in 33 countries around the world last May 7.
The film’s English-language stars, including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, and Bill Hader, as well as the film’s musical star Blake Shelton, celebrated at the official World Premiere in Los Angeles, California.
The full list of countries that participated in Red’s Carpet Day includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Luxemburg, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
(Photo credit for red carpet premiere photos: Benjie Lao)
In the 3D animated comedy, “The Angry Birds Movie,” we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage, as well as Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), the Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, screenplay by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.
Opening across the Philippines on May 11, “Angry Birds” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.