First Look: Blake Shelton’s ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Character

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Blake Shelton and his ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ character, Earl. (Photo © 2015 CTMG, Inc.)

Country music star Blake Shelton will be providing the voice of a pig named Earl in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation’s The Angry Birds Movie and the studio’s just unveiled what Earl will look like in the animated comedy based on the popular game. Earl is described as a “cowboy pig” however how he’s involved in the actual plot has not been revealed.

Shelton will also be lending his voice to the soundtrack of the 2016 film, singing the original song “Friends” on the soundtrack. Directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, the voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, and Romeo Santos.

The Angry Birds Movie opens in theaters on May 20, 2016.

The Angry Birds Movie Plot:

In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

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Ross (Tony Hale), Stella (Kate McKinnon), Photog (Tituss Burgess) and Earl (Blake Shelton) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation’s ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ (Photo – © 2015 CTMG, Inc.)