The Angry Birds YouTube channel is bringing back Slingshot Stories, a series of videos that provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Angry Birds games. Season Two of the webseries will debut on 19th June.
The new season will include 30 new episodes and revisits the premise of the previous one, which explores the lives of Angry Birds characters behind the scenes of the games. It is produced by Rovio along with India-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya.
“We pitched the idea to Rovio to create the second season of the Angry Birds Slingshot Stories,” says Anish Mehta from Cosmos-Maya. “The versatile episodes of the series, as well as good communication and support throughout the production made it a great working experience for our studio and allowed our CG animators and artists to raise the benchmark of quality from the previous season. We look forward to a continued partnership and creating more entertaining content that brings about much needed smiles, especially in the present times.”
The first season of Angry Birds Slingshot Stories included only ten episodes with a total of 22 million views to date, but fan feedback has allowed Rovio to commission triple that amount with 30 episodes being launched as part of Season Two.
“The first season of Angry Birds Slingshot Stories has been very successful in terms of views and watchtime so naturally we wanted to create more episodes for our fans,” says Hanna Valkeapää-Nokkala from Rovio. “Season two promises some funny moments and references that long-time Angry Birds fans will pick up, but the series is full of fun and lighthearted humor that anyone can enjoy. We have been really happy about the production quality of the series our partner Cosmos-Maya has provided when creating this season.”
New episodes of Angry Birds Slingshot Stories will premiere every week from 19th June.