Angry Birds movie signs directors from Sony and Disney

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:21 GMT

The Angry Birds Movie has found its directors, netting talent from both Sony and Disney.

Deadline Hollywood reports that the project has scooped 19-year Disney veteran Clay Kaytis. He was recently animation supervisor on Tangle, then animator on Wreck-It Ralph.

He’s joined by and Sony’s Fergal Reilly, who has served at Sony since 2003. Reilly was a storyboard artist on Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and its sequel, as well as Hotel Transylvania. He’s also head of story at Sony Pictures Animation.

Both directors have a long history in animation and will be working alongside Rovio as it develops the film in-house.

We reported a while back that animation legend Jon Vitti has signed on to write the movie. Get the details here.

The Angry Birds Movie launches worldwide on July 1, 2016.

Via Polygon.

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