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A few years ago, if you turned the telly on to a programme called Angry Birds, you'd probably be watching a Five Shameless rip-off about single mums on a council estate. Soon though, it's going top be a show based on the massively successful mobile game. Game developer Rovio says an animated series is on its way. Production has …

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Amazing

I'm constantly amazed that such a basic physics-type game, the type of which has been available online in various guises since the dawn of Shockwave/Flash, has become so popular. I bet the creators wake up every morning and think exactly the same thing. Fair play to them though :)

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I am more amazed...

I am more amazed that a game which is basically built around the concept of suicide bombing is so popular.

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WTF?

Pathetic

That a game with no plot and no dialogue whatsoever can be licensed as a TV series.

WTF?!?!

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I know

I know, its like its the 80's again or something!

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Reminds me of the slinky movie

"it has a built in audience..."

http://ramascreen.com/check-out-the-pitch-for-slinky-movie/

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They can get in the queue with the other TV conversions!

Pacman, Super Mario Brothers, Hello Kitty, Zoids, Transformers, etc...

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FAIL

Transformers has already been done...

... and done to death several times over.

Gotta sell the toys some way...

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Well

Pac Man ran for several seasons. In fact, numerous simple video games made it to TV, and lets not forget Pokemon...

Face it, cute characters, a tiny bit of back story, and a 50m user base to cater to. Goldmine! yea, it'll die in a few seasons, but it will make a ton of money in the short term, and equally turn into merchandising millions too. A franchise this powerful comes alone once every decade if they're lucky.

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Cool!

Good luck to 'em! It's a fun little game and TBH, the story clips between the levels coud easilly be extended into short episodes.

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Sadly ...

... I'll expect it will turn out to be derivative US animated dross. Somehow I can see the "Sean the Sheep" team at Aardman doing something pretty interesting out of it (though thinking about it, the premise of a lot of Sean the Sheep is pretty close to Angry Birds!)

As for the plush toys ... want! want! want!

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Pedant

It's "Shaun".

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There is allready a really good

Shaun the sheep game flash game on the CBBC web site.

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Shameless rip off????

Sounds more like a channel 5 rip-off of loose women to me!

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Bindun

... by the Israeli TV show 'Eretz Nehederet'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMltvlqEM54

Don't shoot the messenger. I'm not promoting either side of the conflict.

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Cheat Commandos

Hopefully it'll be as good as A. Chiminendez's classic animated show: Cheat Commandos. (http://www.homestarrunner.com/ccdo7.html) Buy all our playsets and toys!

Maybe they even got the Brothers Chaps to produce it, which might explain the lack of new Homestar Runner cartoons for the past while

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