Egmont secures global magazine publishing rights with Rovio Entertainment Ltd London 21st Oct 2013 – Egmont UK is thrilled to announce that they will publish an All About Angry Birds™ magazine this month in the UK and 4 other territories: Germany, Poland, Turkey and China.
Targeting 6-9 year-old boys and girls, the magazine includes everything an Angry Birds fan could wish for. Made up of 2 magazines in 1, readers can not only help Red, Bubbles and The Flock rescue their eggs, but also lend King Pig Smooth Cheeks a hand to save his sweets! Packed with stickers, puzzles, games and things to make, it also includes an exclusive pull-out comic book!
The magazine has plenty of other suitably fun and spooky activities which tie in with Halloween and the launch of a brand new Angry Birds Zombies game and cartoon, including zombietastic masks to make, as well as a chance to play the crazy professor and design their very own Zombie Pig!
The magazine has 44 pages including a pull-out comic and it will come in a foil bag with a giant poster, sticker sheet and official Angry Birds Classic Trading Cards and Angry Birds Mini Clay Buddies; a package sure to keep young minds entertained and delighted!
Siobhan Galvin, Publisher, Egmont UK Ltd commented: “We’re really excited to be bringing Angry Birds to life on the newsstand. The brand has a massive awareness with children globally and we’re thrilled to be launching this quality package celebrating the piggies and birds in multiple territories.”
Angry Birds Magazine goes on sale on the 23rd October for £3.99.
Egmont also has book publishing rights for the brand and has already published three Angry Birds Joke Books, a Search and Find title and a Press Out and Play book with more to follow in 2014.
For further information please contact:
Katy Cattell, PR Manager on 020 3220 0640 or at [email protected]
About Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Rovio Entertainment Ltd is a global industry-changing entertainment media company headquartered in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds™ characters franchise. Angry Birds, a casual puzzle game, became an international phenomenon within a few months of its release. Angry Birds has expanded rapidly into multifaceted entertainment, publishing, and licensing to become a beloved international brand. Rovio’s animated Angry Birds feature film is slated for July 1, 2016.
About Egmont Publishing
In the UK, Egmont Publishing is the leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens, inspiring children to read through more than 25 million award-winning books, magazines, ebooks and apps sold each year. We’re proud to be home to many of the world’s favourite stories and best-loved authors, illustrators and characters such as Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Enid Blyton, Julia Donaldson, Lemony Snicket, Michael Grant (Gone series and BZRK), Winnie-the-Pooh, Tintin, Mr. Men, Thomas & Friends, Disney Princess, Ben 10, Fireman Sam, Angry Birds, Minecraft and Star Wars.
Egmont Publishing is part of Egmont, a leading Danish media group, with activities in 30 countries and 6,600 employees. Our media world includes Nordisk Film, TV2 in Norway, cinemas, book publishers, educational publishers and PlayStation, as well as a number of partly owned film companies, including Zentropa.
Egmont is a commercial foundation that generates revenue amounting to EUR 1.6 billion. Every year we donate over EUR 10 million to help improve the lives of children and young people.