The Angry Birds Movie
Rovio Entertainment / Sony, Worldwide distribution, 2016
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.
My contribution to the movie was arranging and playing the guitar on the Mighty Eagle song, composed by the lovely Salla Hakkola and sung by the legendary Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride (and later the Hatchlings). A great thrill and somewhat surreal honour to accompany the one and only Tyrion Lannister with the added bonus of Olaf the Frozen snowman..
This is the Peter Dinklage version that appears on the Angry Birds Movie soundtrack..
The soundtrack also features a second version of the song featuring the Hatchlings with Sean Penn and is backed by Heitor Pereira's orchestra..