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.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 on any of the Angry Birds apps on iPhone and iPad.The character sheet can be found here.
The 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.
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.
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 undead 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"
Cardboard Prison: "Hamshank Redemption" subverts it at first. In the episode, a 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 pig's flying hat.
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.
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 the episode up for an epic ending.
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.
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 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 recieves credit for it even though he didn't do anything. (See Engineered Heroics below)
Early-Bird Cameo: In "Slumber Mill", the 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.
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.
Forgotten Birthday: In "Another Birthday", it's a pig's 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 the other pigs had a surprise party waiting for him.
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!"
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 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 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.
Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: He 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 dresed as if he is a matador in a Spanish bull fight. He also never stops singing.
Laughably Evil: Every pig ever. Only three pigsnote the Corporal, Foreman, and Chef Pigs 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 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 Kingdom is located in a muddy swamp.
Art Evolution has since turned it into a somewhat modest-looking city: the King Pig is still this through-and-through.
Mind-Control Device: Chef Pig uses a chemical one on Red in "Pig Plot Potion". Unfortunately for the pigs, its effects wear off with the eggs in Red's possession.
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 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.
Nice Job Breaking It, Heroes: In "Hog Roast", the firefighter pigs' mistakes cause a small fire to spread throughout the city and burn it down.
Off Screen 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).
Only Sane Man: Corporal Pig in "Love is in the Air". At first, the minon 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?", 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.
One 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 pigs used to demonstrate Moustache 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 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: Bubble is the smallest bird, but he wiped out a horde of zombie pigs by himself in his premiere episode.
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: Judging by the eposide preview, "Hambo" could be one to Rambo.
Sudden Anatomy: Usually the characters are limbless Waddling Heads that manipulate objects not unlike Homestar Runner, but in "Slingshot 101", the 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 likes the performances, 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.
Too Dumb to Live: While the pigs 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.
There are a handful of Only Sane Pigs here and there, but more often than not they become TheChewToys for the idiotic antics of their fellow pigs.
Not as prominent of an example as the pigs, but Chuck during the ends of "Full Metal Chuck" and "Gate Crasher" qualifies as well.
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 pigs are when they send it back.
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.
We Have Reserves: In "Crash Test Piggies", Corporal Pig tests experimental rockets by using pigs as crash test dummies. Of course, the pigs 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 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.