(USA TODAY) An animated series based on the popular mobile game Angry Birds takes off on March 16, according to developer Rovio.
The first episode of Angry Birds Toons will make its debut March 16 at the series' website, with additional episodes to follow each weekend after.
The cartoon takes place on Piggy Island, as the Angry Birds battle the piggies over precious eggs. Rovio has launched a trailer with more details on the series.
Rovio's animated series is another piece of the developer's growing Angry Birds empire, which has expanded to toys, clothing and other merchandise.
Even Hollywood is getting into the mix. Last December, Rovio announced it would finance and produce an Angry Birds film set to hit theaters in 2016.
Brett Molina, USA TODAY