Western Animation / Angry Birds Toons

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Angry Birds Toons is an animated series of shorts based on the Angry Birds video game series, it follows the everyday lives of the titular birds and their enemies, the Bad Piggies. It's considerated something like The Anime of the Game. It's the first official Adaptation Expansion of the game series and the second after the movie of the game released on 2016. Toons uses Saturday Morning Cartoon style and every chapter doesn't last 3 minutes (the average time is 2:30 aprox.)

The series also have a couple of Spin-Off series that use totally different kind of animation: Piggy Tales, focused on the minion pigs which was made with Stop Motion/Claymation and Angry Birds: Stella that uses CGI graphics, starred by the Girly Girl pink bird of the same name and as an adaptation of the spin-off game of the same name.

The series premiered in March 2013 and has 52 planned episodes and 4 seasons, with a new episode being released every Sunday. It can be watched in some of Rovio's apps as well as on ToonsTV. Since 2016, Netflix starts to compile this series into 14-minute chapters, that have 3 episodes of Toons, one of Stella and 2 of Piggy Tales.

Also see Piggy Tales, which has its own page as well Pigs At Work (both Pages Needing Wiki Magic) with their Recap pages. The character sheet can be found here.


    List of Season 1 episodes in order of release date 
  • "Chuck Time"
  • "Where's My Crown?"
  • "Full Metal Chuck"
  • "Another Birthday"
  • "Egg Sounds"
  • "Pig Talent"
  • "Cordon Bleugh!"
  • "True Blue?"
  • "Do As I Say!"
  • "Off Duty"
  • "Slingshot 101"
  • "Thunder Chuck"
  • "Gardening with Terence"
  • "Dopeys on a Rope"
  • "Trojan Egg"
  • "Double Take"
  • "Crash Test Piggies"
  • "Slappy-Go-Lucky"
  • "Sneezy Does It"
  • "Run Chuck Run"
  • "Hypno Pigs"
  • "Egg's Day Out"
  • "Gate Crasher"
  • "Hog Roast"
  • "The Bird That Cried Pig"
  • "Hamshank Redemption"
  • "Green Pig Soup"
  • "Catch of the Day"
  • "Nighty Night Terence"
  • "Piggy Wig"
  • "Pig Plot Potion"
  • "Tooth Royal"
  • "Night of the Living Pork"
  • "King of the Castle"
  • "Love Is In the Air"
  • "Fired Up"
  • "Clash of Corns"
  • "A Pig's Best Friend"
  • "Slumber Mill"
  • "Jingle Yells"
  • "El Porkador!"
  • "Hiccups"
  • "The Butterfly Effect"
  • "Hambo"
  • "Bird Flu"
  • "Piggies from the Deep"
  • "Oh, Gnome!"
  • "Shrub it In"
  • "The Truce"
  • "Operation Opera"
  • "Chucked Out"
  • "Bomb's Awake"

    List of Season 2 episodes in order of release date 
  • "Treasure Hunt"
  • "Sweets of Doom"
  • "Party Ahoy"
  • "Hide and Seek"
  • "Sink or Swim"
  • "Super Bomb"
  • "Just So"
  • "The Miracle of Life"
  • "Cave Pig"
  • "Joy to the Pigs"
  • "Dogzilla"
  • "Boulder Bro"
  • "Chuckmania"
  • "Not Without My Helmet"
  • "Mona Litha"
  • "Sir Bomb of Hamelot"
  • "Bearded Ambition"
  • "Cold Justice"
  • "Slow the Chuck Down"
  • "Brutal vs. Brutal"
  • "Eating Out"
  • "The Great Eggscape"
  • "Sleep Like a Hog"
  • "Bombina"
  • "Pig Possessed"
  • "Epic Sax-Off"

    List of Season 3 episodes in order of release date 
  • "Royal Heist"
  • "Bad Hair Day"
  • "Golditrotters"
  • "A Fistful of Cabbage"
  • "Porkula"
  • "Didgeridork"
  • "The Porktrait"
  • "Fix It!"
  • "Age Rage"
  • "Catching the Blues"
  • "Last Tree Standing"
  • "Happy Hippy"
  • "Mind the Pony"
  • "Robo-Tilda"
  • "King of the Ring"
  • "Spaced Out"
  • "Battling Butlers"
  • "Eggshaustion"
  • "Short and Special"
  • "Hocus Porkus"
  • "Romance in a Bottle"
  • "The Butler Did It!"
  • "Stalker"
  • "Photochucked"
  • "Bake On!"
  • "Toy Hoggers"

Angry Birds Toons provides examples of:

  • Accidental Hero: Bomb at the end of "The Bird That Cried Pig".
  • Adipose Rex: The King Pig. He has the table manners to match.
  • Alliterative Title: "Pig Plot Potion"
  • Amusing Injuries:
    • The minion pigs constantly get beat up and hurt, but "Crash Test Piggies" has the most outrageous injuries. One pig has eyepatches on both his eyes (and can still see) and another is somehow alive despite having a hole in his head.
    • One of the Blues gives some injuries to King Pig in "A Pig's Best Friend".
    • Chuck suffers a few injuries in "Gate Crasher" when he tries to break through the steel door that blocks the entrance to Pig City.
  • Anti-Hero: Terence. Although he's part of the flock and sometimes helps to stop the pigs, he is also a bitter, miserable loner who loathes the rest of the birds, especially Chuck, whom he absolutely detests.
  • Art Evolution: The animation went from Adobe Flash to hand-drawn by "Gardening with Terence". Before that, some episodes used both styles of animation.
    • Corporal Pig went from a regular pig in a helmet to a darker green pig in a battle-scarred helmet that covers his eyes.
    • The Pig's City went from primitive and muddy to a more medieval village following the change to hand-drawn animation.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!:
    • In "Chuck Time", Chuck gets sidetracked by a butterfly when he is supposed to save Red from falling.
    • In "Hypno Pigs", three minion pigs play with Red while he is hypnotized when they are supposed to steal the eggs. This ultimately backfires on them when they do steal the eggs just after launching him with a slingshot as he bounces off several rock formations and hits them just as they are about to leave.
    • Subverted by Chuck and the Blues in "Dopeys On a Rope" as they appear to be stalled by the pigs' distractions at first, but quickly snap out of it once they notice the pigs hanging above the nest.
    • Matilda gets distracted by a fake butterfly in "The Butterfly Effect". This is however justified because the episode takes place during a very hot day, and the real butterfly she met earlier in the episode cooled her off.
  • Benevolent Architecture / Hidden in Plain Sight: In "Gate Crasher", there is a small wooden door right next to the giant metal door that Chuck is trying to break through. It's also wide open.
  • Berserk Button: Besides the one that they had for years, "Cordon Bleugh!" brings us another one: Don't mock Matilda's cooking.
  • Big Ball of Violence: Happens in "Slingshot 101", "Dopeys on a Rope", and "The Bird That Cried Pig". They always involve a bird getting into one with a pig.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Played for Laughs by Bubbles in "Night of the Living Pork". He unknowingly saves King Pig from a horde of zombie pigs when he is just trick-or-treating and the undead pigs attack him.
    • Terence plays this trope straight in "El Porkador!". A giant singing pig effortlessly shakes off attacks from Red, the Blues, and Bomb, and is closing in on the eggs when Terence shows up to block his path at the last second.
    • In another straight example, Red, Matilda, and the Blues save the eggs just as King Pig is about to eat them in "Bird Flu"
  • Big Eater: The King Pig. And on lesser degree, the minion pigs.
  • Book Ends: "Egg's Day Out" begins and ends with a leaf landing near the nest, Red stomping on said leaf, and, as a result, an egg bouncing out of the nest, off a cliff, and into the river below.
  • Brains and Brawn: Bomb and Terence respectively.
  • Brawn Hilda: Matilda.
  • Bratty Half Pints: The Blues.
  • Bullet Time: Chuck smacking the Corporal Pig in "Thunder Chuck".
  • Butt-Monkey: Chuck. His smugness and happy-go-lucky overconfidence often land him in awkward and (sometimes painful) situations.
    • While most of the pigs are subjected to this, the minion pigs shown to be suffer this the most, with King Pig being second close.
  • Cardboard Prison: "Hamshank Redemption" subverts it at first. In the episode, a prisoner pig tries to escape from a prison many times, but is caught every time he tries. This subversion becomes a double subversion when the pig finally escapes using another prisoner pig's flying hat.
  • Carnivore Confusion: In "Stalker", The minion pigs are seen standing in line at a hot dog stand. However, since hot dogs are made from pork, it really makes you want to wonder.
  • Chalk Outline: Can be seen next to King Pig and Foreman Pig as they're making their way down an alley in "Toy Hoggers".
  • Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere: In "Off Duty", Red can't stop visualizing things as eggs while on his vacation. He eventually cannot take it anymore and rushes back to the nest.
  • Construction Zone Calamity: Red briefly pursues the stray egg through a construction zone in "Egg's Day Out".
  • Contamination Situation: "Bird Flu"; the Blues are sick with a really contagious disease that spreads to Matilda and Red in a matter of seconds. By the end of the episode, everyone in the episode gets infected. Luckily, Matilda uses medicine to cure the flock halfway through the episode. This sets the episode up for an epic ending.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: King Pig punishes his subjects in really amusing ways in "Where's My Crown?" and "Sneezy Does It". In the former, he makes his guards act as the wheels of a food cart while he eats apples on it. In the latter, he launches whoever hurts him out of a cannon.
    • As punishment for attampting to steal the eggs in "The Butterfly Effect", Matilda forces Corporal Pig and his two minions to dress up as a butterfly hanging on a tree and cool her off.
  • The Determinator: Chuck in "Gate Crasher" and Bomb in "Clash of Corns"
    • The Bad Piggies on their quest to steal the eggs despite getting beaten by the birds so many times.
  • Discreet Dining Disposal: The other birds do this to avoid eating Matilda's soup.
  • The Dog Bites Back: One of the Blues plays a very literal example "A Pig's Best Friend" after being captured. He does this by pretending to be King Pig's dog and terrorizing him in ways that a disobedient (or untrained) dog would terrorize his/her owner. However, he does not actually kill King Pig as the trope suggests. He just gives him several Amusing Injuries.
  • Double Take: Matilda has one in the episode of the same name. She doesn't notice the pig's egg disguises at first, but she does after a few seconds.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty:
    • Of the coach variety. Chuck tries to be one to the Blues in "Full Metal Chuck", but they manage to trick him into getting tied up so they can sleep some more.
    • The Corporal Pig is a more traditional drill instructor. Most of his dialogue is shouting.
  • Dude, Where's My Reward?: In "The Bird That Cried Pig", Chuck and Bomb rescue the eggs from some minion pigs. The other birds give all of the credit to Bomb, and Chuck is not happy about it. When Chuck rescues the eggs after a fake rescue gone wrong, Bomb receives credit for it even though he didn't do anything. (See Engineered Heroics below)
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In "Slumber Mill", the minion pigs are seen riding bottle rocket soapbox vehicles from Angry Birds Go!, which was released three days after the episode premiered.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first six episodes alternated between focusing exclusively on the birds or the pigs instead of the egg stealing antics the franchise is known for.
  • Engineered Heroics: In "The Bird That Cried Pig", Chuck receives no credit for his part in a successful egg rescue (see Dude, Where's My Reward? above). In response, he hides the eggs in the nearby grass so it seems that the pigs stole them. When he "notices" that they have been stolen, he goes into the grass to retrieve the eggs, only to see that the minion pigs took them out of his hiding place and are on the run. He then singlehandedly defeats a whole army of them. As he approaches the nest with the eggs, he trips and loses his grip on the eggs, which land in front of Bomb. Bomb recieves all the credit for "finding" the eggs, when it was actually Chuck who saved them.
  • Extreme Omnivore: The pigs like Matilda's stew, despite it being nasty enough to kill plants.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: Since his redesign in "Dopeys on a Rope", Corporal Pig's helmet usually covers his eyes.
  • Fear of Thunder: Chuck. In "Thunder Chuck", the pigs exploit this by faking a storm to distract him while they take the eggs.
  • The Flock
  • Foreshadowing:
    • In "Clash of Corns", Bomb tries to convince Matilda to give her a corn she is growing in her garden. In one of his attempts, he pretends to be sick, but she doesn't fall for it. Guess what happens to her eight episodes later?
    • At the end of "Joy to the Pigs" Terence gives King Pig a poodle toy. Guess what causes a ton of mayhem in the next episode?
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • One of the episodes from Season 2 is titled Slow the Chuck Down!
    • In the Halloween-themed short "Trick or Tweet?" (made before the Toons series) Red's costume is himself struck by a large axe, with a considerable amount of fake blood stained on it (and on Red's body).
    • In The Miracle Of Life, Foreman Pig capture Red and Chuck and force them to mate in order to produce eggs (despite being the same gender as each other). While trying to get out of the cage they've been locked in, they make a lot of noise, which tricks the pigs into thinking that they are "doing it".
    • In "Stalker", King Pig pulls out a book with a Playboy-esque logo on it. The book itself has innocent content, though.
  • Gratuitous English: Most of the dialogue is groans and giggles, but that doesn't mean that English words don't pop up from time to time. Here are all of the English words said in the series:
    "Bye!" (said by one of the Blues to Chuck at the end of "Full Metal Chuck")
    "What?" (said by Chuck to Red in "Thunder Chuck")
    "Oops." (said by Chuck after accidentally causing Red to be struck by lightning at the end of "Thunder Chuck")
    "Bye Bye!" (said by one of the Blues to King Pig in "A Pig's Best Friend" and Matilda to a butterfly near the beginning of "The Butterfly Effect")
  • Gravity Is a Harsh Mistress: In "Chuck Time", when Chuck accidentally pushes Red off a cliff, he stays in the air long enough to look down and glare at Chuck before falling.
    • This strikes Red again in "Egg's Day Out", where his mine cart flies off the rails, falls out from under him, and he still has enough time to look at the ground and look at the audience before saying "Uh-oh!"
  • Halloween Episode: All five of them feature Bubbles, due to his adoration for Halloween and candy: "Ham-o-Ween" and "Trick of Tweet?" (made outside of the Toons series to promote level packs in Angry Birds Seasons) and "Night of the Living Pork", "Sweets of Doom" and "Porkula".
  • Hazmat Suit: In "Bird Flu", the birds wear these to rescue their eggs from the pigs, who got ill with the same contagious disease that the birds suffered early in the episode.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: At the end of "Full Metal Chuck", Chuck launches himself out of a slingshot while tied to an anchor. He crashes into the side of a cliff, then is left dangling under it. The Blues lampshade it by laughing at him. If you listen closely, you will hear one of them shout ,"Bye!" to him after he launches himself.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In "Do as I Say", Matilda scolds the Blues for playing near the eggs. When a lone minion pig tries to take the eggs, she uses the exact same stunts the Blues were doing to stop the pig. The Blues call her out on it and they all decide to have fun together.
  • Inevitable Waterfall: In "Egg's Day Out", an egg falls into the river, and Red manages to get it back, only to find himself about to go over the waterfall. Once he goes over, he loses the egg again.
  • It's Raining Pigs: In "Off Duty", the minion pigs parachute from above en masse when Red is on vacation. They manage to overwhelm the birds and steal the eggs. Fortunately, Red comes back and single-handedly rescues the eggs.
  • Jerkass: Chuck has shades of this, it often comes back to bite him in the butt.
    • The Blues show it as well, except their Jerkassery is often used to their advantage.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Chuck really loves his friends and protecting the eggs, but that doesn't mean that he isn't arrogant from time to time.
  • Large Ham:
    • King Pig is one both figuratively and literally.
    • "El Porkador!" features another one (again, both figuratively and literally) that is dressed as if he is a luchador in a Spanish bull fight. He also never stops singing.
  • Laughably Evil: The Bad Piggies themselves. Although only three pigsnote  have moments of not fitting this trope.
  • Lethal Chef: In "Cordon Bleugh", Matilda makes soup for the other birds. The soup is a chunky brown slop thats so repulsive, it kills plants. Naturally the other birds hate it, which depresses Matilda. When she dumps it off a cliff, it lands on some pigs. The pigs lick it up and love it, satisfying her.
  • Letterbox: The sequence where Chuck fights the minion pigs in "Chucked Out".
  • Made of Iron: The eggs survive a LOT of physical abuse throughout the series. In "Do As I Say", they survive getting hit by a ball that is about the size of the nest. In "Double Take", they survive being dropped by the pigs and Matilda. But the worst offender is "Egg's Day Out", in which one egg survives insane falls off a cliff, a waterfall, and a rising I-beam. After falling off said I-beam, it bounces off several awnings and roofs before traveling through a gutter. Finally, they are the only ones who are not affected by a highly contagious disease in "Bird Flu".
  • Magical Antibiotics: Used by Matilda in "Bird Flu" to cure herself, Red, and the Blues of an unusually contagious disease.
  • Messy Pig: The Pig's City is located in a muddy swamp.
  • Mind-Control Device: Chef Pig uses a chemical one on Red in "Pig Plot Potion". Unfortunately for him, its effects wear off when Red almost about to boil the eggs.
  • Minecart Madness: Red and the stray egg ride through separate minecarts at one point in "Egg's Day Out".
  • Mook Horror Show: In "Green Pig Soup", three minion pigs disguise themselves as cabbages to get to the eggs. Unfortunately for them, Matilda is making vegetable soup. They are absolutely horrified when they see her smashing cabbages with a shovel before cooking them.
  • Morphic Resonance: When Red gets turned into a pig, he retains some of the characteristics he had as his true bird self, namely his bushy eyebrows, the dark spots to his side and around his eyes as well as his light-colored belly.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Heroes: In "Hog Roast", Foreman Pig and his firefighter minions' mistakes cause a small fire to spread throughout the Pig's City and burn it down.
  • Not-So-Forgotten Birthday: In "Another Birthday", one particular minion pig with a birthday's hat has a birthday, but no one seems to notice or care. At the end of the day, he goes home unhappy, only to find out that all his fellow pigs had a surprise party waiting for him.
  • Offscreen Teleportation:
    • Terence in "Run Chuck Run". He never moves, but when Chuck looks away, Terence appears ahead of him.
    • He does this again in a Big Damn Heroes moment in "El Porkador!" (see above).
    • Red does this to a few times on his merciless pursuit of King Pig and his agent in "The Great Eggscape".
  • One-Winged Angel: In "Sweets of Doom", King Pig eats a bunch of the titular sweets and becomes a massive octopus monster. He's still no match for Bubbles, though.
  • Only Sane Man: Corporal Pig in "Love is in the Air". At first, the minion pigs laugh derisively at King Pig's delusion in loving a cabbage, but change their tune when King Pig proposes to the cabbage, leaving Corporal Pig to roll his eyes.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In "True Blue?", a minion pig crudely disguises himself as a bluebird to get the eggs. The Blues look at him long and hard, but they fall for it. Subverted in that the Blues knew all along he was a pig and were messing with him before flinging him over the horizon by slingshot.
    • Another one minion pig comes extremely close to stealing the eggs while disguised as a pumpkin in "Green Pig Soup". Subverted when Matilda notices at the last second.
  • Pass the Popcorn: The three minion pigs used to demonstrate Foreman Pig's machine do this when the machine goes haywire and dribbles King Pig like a basketball.
  • Pinball Gag: In "Hypno Pigs", Red bounces off several rock structures before he hits the minion pigs who were messing around with him throughout the episode. He doubles as a Pinball Projectile as it was the pigs who shot him out of the slingshot to begin with. This is Lampshaded as you see a score every time Red bounces off something.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Bubbles is the smallest bird, but he wiped out a horde of zombie pigs by himself in his premiere episode.
  • Product Placement: The first few episodes of Season 2 had some less than subtle advertising from ''Mc Donald's''.
  • Retraux: The scene where the firefighter pigs answer the fire alarm in "Hog Roast" is portrayed as an old sound film for some reason, complete with being Deliberately Monochrome (except the pigs themselves).
  • Reveal Shot: At the end of "Jingle Yells", it appears that King Pig got a giant wooden egg for Christmas, but a shot from behind the "egg" reveals it to actually be Corporal Pig's sleigh.
  • Road Runner vs. Coyote: Most of the episodes deal with the birds protecting the eggs from the pigs as usual.
  • Running Gag: King Pig's Castle getting destroyed either by the birds or the pigs' own mistakes. And on a lesser degree, it destroyed along with the Pig's City.
  • Scene Cover: "Hambo", "Oh Gnome!", "Operation Opera", and "Chucked Out" all have their own.
  • Ship Tease: Red/Matilda near the beginning of "Fired Up".
    • Bomb/Matilda at the end of "Clash of Corns".
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sudden Anatomy: Usually the characters are limbless Waddling Heads that manipulate objects not unlike Homestar Runner, but in "Slingshot 101", the minion pigs sneaking up to the eggs while inside a bush actually have legs until they come out of the bush.
  • Talent Contest: In "Pig Talent", King Pig hosts a talent show in his palace. No matter how much the audience pigs likes the performances, the contestants will get dropped through a trap door if King Pig is not impressed.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: At the end of "Night of the Living Pork", King Pig has lost his hoard of candy to Bubbles and the Zombie Pigs. Bubbles feels bad for him and leaves him a piece of candy.
  • Toilet Teleportation: In the episode "Hamshank Redemption", the prisoner pig flushes himself down a toilet in his cell in an attempt to escape the prison compound, which ends up in the cell of another prisoner. When the pig flushes himself back down and tried to find another way, he emerge in one of the guards' toilets. So, they throw him back into his cell, with his toilet removed. Towards the end of the episode, the another prisoner blasts out of the ground where the first prisoner's toilet was.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The minion pigs in particular. While they were stupid in the games, the animation practically had them brainless. Fooling them is easier then launching a bird, they still never quit trying to steal the eggs (they will only notice them if they are on a nest) & they can only recognize their king when his crown is on his head, although there's a few moments where they actually being competent.
    • There are a handful of Only Sane Pigs here and there, but more often than not they become The Chew Toys for the idiotic antics of the minion pigs.
  • Trojan Egg: In "Trojan Egg", Chef Pig builds a big wooden egg and puts King Pig in it. The birds are not fooled one bit, but the minion pigs are totally fall for it when they send it back.
  • Uniformity Exception: The local pig Expy of Rambo has bushy eyebrows, a bit of hair on his head and a tough-looking chin.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: In "Run Chuck Run", Chuck's speed makes him cocky during the race and is what leads to him losing when Terence makes it to the finish line first while he was showing off.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Taken Up to Eleven in "Egg's Day Out" when a runaway egg passes by many minion pigs; all of them fail to notice it even though it is right in front of them.
  • We Have Reserves: In "Crash Test Piggies", Corporal Pig tests experimental rockets by using the minion pigs as crash test dummies. Of course, they are blissfully willing; except for one pig, who realizes how dangerous this is. He tries to leave, but a guard keeps him in line.
  • Why Won't You Move!?: In "Gardening With Terence", Matilda tries really hard to move Terence so his shadow doesn't keep the sunlight from her garden. Eventually, she gives up and moves the garden on top of him, which he doen't seem to mind.
  • Workaholic: In "Off Duty", Matilda forces Red to go on vacation because he guards the eggs too much and it's starting to stress him out. Even on vacation, he can't help but think about the eggs; stressing him out even more.
  • Written Sound Effect: During Chuck's fight with the minion pigs in "The Birds That Cried Pig", the words "KA-BOOM" (with the Os being eggs) and "KA-POW" appear.
  • X-Ray Sparks: in "Thunder Chuck", several characters have their skeletons visible when they are zapped by lightning.

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