NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Red from The Angry Birds Movie Duology. The mainstream version can be found here: Red (Angry Birds).
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Red (also known as Red Bird) is the main protagonist of the 2016 animated comedy film, The Angry Birds Movie and of its 2019 sequel, The Angry Birds Movie 2. In the beginning, he was cranky, short-tempered, grouchy, sarcastic, cynical, grumpy, aloof and lonely, due to his appearance being mocked by others around him, but when the inhabitants of Bird Island apologized to him for not listening to his suspicions towards the pigs, he becomes kind, selfless, brave, serious, determined, helpful, peaceful, nice and sweet.
He is voiced by Jason Sudeikis.
Red appears as a red anthropomorphic Cardinal with red-feathered hands and his chest is light red instead of beige, his eyes are brown instead of black and the maroon spots in each side of his face is now one instead of two and has orange feet.
Red is quick to anger towards the other birds in Bird Island when they act clumsily towards him, though he is also shown getting angry over small things. Red's horrible temper sterns from being teased by fellow birds who made fun of his thick brow when he was younger (as well as the fact that, as an egg, he was abandoned by his parents and hatched alone in a Lost and Found bin). It is such an issue that when he gets angry, he can't seem to control or modify it. When his mind isn't clouded by rage though, Red can be surprisingly intelligent and perceptive. He was the first one to suspect that Leonard and the pigs weren't who they pretended to be and shouldn't be trusted. He tried to warn the other birds about this, but none of them believed him.
As Leonard and the pigs steal their eggs and everyone apologizes to him for not listening to his words, Red shows that he is also a very serious and determined bird and demonstrates leadership qualities as shown when teaching the birds how to fight the pigs and to save the eggs. Red also showed bravery by protecting the Blue Egg from Leonard and managed to avoid being caught in the explosion from the TNT made by Leonard during the fight, which allowed the Blue Egg to hatch, giving birth to three Blue Birds.
In The Angry Birds Movie 2, Red prides himself in being the protector of Bird Island and is wary of the pigs after their betrayal, until he reluctantly agrees to form a truce with the pigs. Throughout the journey across the frozen island, Red is insistent of taking charge and doing everything himself, ignoring the advice of his companions. When he is captured along with Silver, Red admits to her that his arrogance was a result of him trying to live up to his reputation as a hero and only wanted to matter to everybody. Silver helps him learn that things will go better if he counts on others and not just himself, making Red understand the value of teamwork and succeeds in the mission with the help of his allies. In the end, Red is given the credit for saving the islands, but after seeing Silver about to leave, he stops her and announces to everyone that Silver was the one who stopped the superweapon and his companions were the real heroes, before unveiling a Mount Rushmore-like sculpture depicting everyone who helped on the mission.
The Angry Birds Movie
Red lives in a village on Bird Island with other flightless birds. When his temper causes a "premature hatching" of another bird's egg, he is sentenced to take an anger management class although everyone is all selfish towards Red his whole life. Then Red meets his classmates - Chuck (who is hyperactive and can move at the speed of light and faster than time itself) and Bomb (who can cause explosions with his anger and fear) - they tried to befriend him, but he avoids them.
Later a mysterious ship arrives at Bird Island, but destroys Red's house, as they meet a pig named Leonard and his assistant Ross, everyone befriends the pigs and greet them as guests except Red. As they were performing for the birds, more pigs showed up and showed the birds the slingshot and used it to shoot Red out of the stage with it. Then Red decided to sneak into the pig's boat and finds more pigs hiding in the boat, as Red starts to grow suspicious of those pigs and tries to convince everyone they're up to something but nobody believed Red and continued to selfishly excuse Red for just being angry all the time, as time passes by more pigs came to the island and no one still believes what Red is saying about the pigs, still treating the pigs like they're guests to the island, as Red starts to get an idea and recruits Chuck and Bomb to help him find Mighty Eagle up in the mountains.
After a long annoying journey they make it up to mountains to the Lake of Wisdom, they meet Mighty Eagle as they see he's not like what they all heard about him, he's lazy, lives alone and only seems to care about himself, and doesn't fly any anymore as Red finds outa that pigs threw a party for the birds, causing a distraction to steal their eggs, as Red sees that he was right the whole time and leaves Mighty Eagle after Red tells him how he used to look up to him and saying how he's the only bird that can fly and is too afraid to do it , as Red, Chuck and Bomb made it the village, Chuck goes to warn the other birds as Red and Bomb try to save the eggs from Leonard and his forces but failed as Leonard and the pigs managed to escape, as the birds are all devastated that Leonard betrayed all of them and stole all the eggs, as Judge Peckinpah and the other birds apologizes to Red for not listening to him sooner, admitting he was right about the pigs all along, as Red started to lead the birds into becoming angry birds to find the pigs and get their eggs back, everyone started building a raft and fallowed the pigs trail to Piggy Island.
As they arrive, they find out Leonard is the king of Piggy Island and they all try to break into the castle by using the pig's slingshot, after a few tarted different buildings, Leonard found out the birds are trying to get the eggs back and again after a few birds were shot to get to the castle, Red Chuck and Bomb managed to successfully break-in.
Red, Chuck, and Bomb discover the eggs inside a net being lowered into a giant pot, the pigs are planning to cook and eat them, Red managed to get in as Mighty Eagle arrives and to retrieve Red's group and the eggs, after having had a change of heart after witnessing their efforts. One egg falls out of the net and Red fights Leonard for it, Leonard manages to grab the egg and use a candle to cook it and a threat, but Red learns to control his anger and distracts him long enough to use his anger again to retrieve the egg. As Red gets the egg, a candle ignites a TNT as Leonard finally gets angry in a fit of desperate rage chasing Red to grab the egg back but the pot collapses and falls over the top of Red, shielding him and the egg from Leonard and the incoming explosion as Leonard realizes he's gonna get hurt as his castle explodes, leaving Leonard presumed dead, as the blast destroys the city, and
Everyone presumed Red was dead and mourn for him but Red managed to survive the explosion with the pot and saved the eggs and reunites with Chuck, Bomb, and the other birds cheering for him as the egg has already hatched, revealing three small blue birds and Red gives them to their parents as they thank Red for saving them. Mighty Eagle then approaches Red, Chuck, and Bomb, claiming he merely appeared lazy to help them find faith in themselves and takes credit for saving the eggs. On Bird Island, Red discovers the other birds have rebuilt his house in the center of the village and the rest of the rescued eggs have hatched into chicks, who sing to him in gratitude. Moved, Red accepts Chuck and Bomb as his best friends, but they also thought Red was letting them live with him.
The Angry Birds Movie 2
At the beginning of the movie, Chuck and Bomb ask Red to speed date, where he meets Chuck's sister Silver and an excellent engineering student, but she deems him incompatible. Red quits the meeting and finds Leonard, the king of Piggy Island comes to his house to negotiate. Red reluctantly agrees to build an alliance with the pigs and they recruit Chuck, Bomb, Silver, and Mighty Eagle. They hold a special meeting in Mighty Eagle’s cave. When Red shows a photo of Zeta, Mighty Eagle behaves abnormally. The meeting is disrupted when Zeta's iceball hits Eagle Mountain and destroys it, but they escape just in time.
Later on, the team travels to Eagle Island via submarine. Once there, Mighty Eagle reveals that Zeta is his ex-fiancée that he abandoned due to his cowardice, retreating to Bird Island. Red insists on fighting alone and Silver decides to follow him. They intrude the base from the mouth of the weapon only to be captured by her guards. The other team members disguise themselves as a Trojan Eagle, grab a key card in a washroom, and get into the base. The guards are driven into a breakdance battle by the disguise's unusual movement, and the team finds that Red and Silver were being caught. They are forced to escape when their disguise rips apart, but the guards are too busy dancing to notice.
Zeta tells Red and Silver her plan to fire lava balls at Bird Island and Piggy Island, while the former regrets telling the islanders to not evacuate. After she leaves to start the countdown, Red admits to Silver that he put himself before anyone else as he's afraid of not being liked if he's no longer a hero. Silver frees them both using her hair, reuniting with the team. Red transfers the leadership to Silver, who establishes a plan to destroy the weapon.
Silver and Red put themselves in an ice ball and roll towards Zeta's superweapon, but it misses the target, and the whole team is confronted by Zeta and her guards. At the same time, Mighty Eagle arrives to apologize to Zeta, but she quarrels with him, revealing his name as Ethan and that she gave birth to a chick he was unaware of named Debbie. While Zeta is distracted, Silver tells Chuck to tie up the weapon using a powerful rope she invented, which catches and decelerates the lava balls when Zeta fires them. As the rope breaks, the hatchlings and the piglets traveling above Eagle Island help grasp it. The lava balls slide back into the weapon, destroying the base.
Everyone escapes the base, and Mighty Eagle protects Debbie from being crushed by a metal plate. Zeta shows gratitude to him and they finally hold a wedding ceremony on Bird Island, with Red as the chief witness. Everyone cheers Red for saving the islands, but he reveals Silver and the team deserves the real credit instead of him, unveiling a Mount Rushmore-style monument to them. To his surprise, Red finds he is beloved even more now because of his honesty and selflessness. The birds have a huge party to celebrate while Red and Silver begin a romantic relationship until Chuck arrives and interrupts the two.
Red's ability is very great and shocking as he manages to break through Leonard's castle roof. He also has a wrestling fighting style where he does an Elbow Drop and a Giant Swing and lastly is to outsmart the enemy.
- Red has trouble controlling anger, as he tends to get mad at the slightest things. This includes (but is not limited to):
- Kicking a young bird for playing soccer next to his house.
- Destroying Spinning Billy who made annoying noises and motions.
- Slapping a medical bird during the knee reflex test.