To celebrate the release of Angry Birds on this day in 2009 we give you a small list of some of the most influential birds in movies.
In Black Swan Natalie Portman’s Nina Sayers becomes a bird, but not in a good way.
Orville, from The Rescuers, is quite the bird that’s moonlighting as a plane.
The most likable character in Clash of the Titans is most certainly Bubo, the mechanical bird. It’s a clockwork bird, quite different than A Clockwork Orange which just tastes like gears and doesn’t keep the scurvy away.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh features a cast of animals but the wisest and featheriest is wise old Owl. He’s the character that keeps telling the other characters that their ideas are bad.
Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds features a cast of thousands … of birds. Just make sure to keep your head down and don’t ever buy Lovebirds.
Scuttle, from The Little Mermaid, is Ariel’s fine feathered friend that spreads disinformation about flatware.
The Crow features a bird that carries the soul of a man. A man on a quest for vengeance, and crackers because Polly isn’t going to get her own crackers.
The Dark Crystal features the Skeksis, a birdlike creature that really likes crystal shards. Beware them as they will surely peck your eyes out the first chance they get.