The studio has prevailed in the hunt for worldwide distribution rights to the Rovio adaptation of the smash video game and will release the 3D animation on Jul 1, 2016.

Finnland’s Rovio Entertainment will develop, produce and finance Angry Birds, which together with the Bad Piggies spin-off has been downloaded more than 1.7bn times across platforms.

Despicable Me producer John Cohen and Iron Man executive producer David Maisel will reprise their roles on the new project.