Angry Birds Toons premiering March 16

Determined to milk the Angry Birds franchise for all its worth, Finnish developer Rovio is bringing the birds and the pesky pigs to the world of animation with Angry Birds Toons, an all-new animated series premiering on the weekend of March 16 and 17. The animated shorts take place on the Piggy Island and invite fans to get up close and personal with their favorite characters. Rovio says it will air a brand new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and pigs every week starting the weekend of March 16…

Rovio wrote in a blog post Tuesday:

What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs?

Rovio promised to release additional detail in due time.

Rovio recently celebrated one billion views on its YouTube channel with this clip featuring its animation studio getting down with the Harlem Shake.

More information about the Angry Birds animated series is available at the Angry Birds Toons web site.