New “Angry Birds” Special Premieres Wednesday on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons

Angry Birds Space

via Nickelodeon press release:

ANGRY BIRDS SOAR TO NICKELODEON AND NICKTOONS IN AN EXCLUSIVE SHORT FILM, “ANGRY BIRDS SPACE,” PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, AT 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)

Brand-New Characters Revealed During Encore Airing

An all-new exclusive Angry Birds short film, “Angry Birds Space” lands on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) during SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon and Power Rangers Samurai on Nicktoons.

“Angry Birds Space” is a global exclusive to Nickelodeon and will also run on Nick channels around the world starting Wednesday, March 21.

The encore short will air during “Angry Angry Saturday” morning on Saturday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) during SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon and Power Rangers Dino Thunder on Nicktoons. Leading up to the short film, six brand-new birds will be revealed. Following the exclusive world premiere, viewers can catch the birds at nick.com/watch.

This animated short tells the story of how the Angry Birds end up in space. It begins on a day much like any other, but suddenly a cosmic vortex appears and brings visitors from another galaxy with some unfriendly intentions. This means the heroic birds have to slingshot themselves into a new adventure – space.

Angry Birds are the most downloaded games ever, with over 700M downloads in the two years since they launched. The Angry Birds Space game will be available worldwide on Thursday, March 22.

Nickelodeon’s Saturday morning block (8a.m.-12p.m.) has been the number one destination for kids for 12 consecutive years averaging 3.0 million total viewers.