Angry Birds developer Rovio buys animation studio

After Nokia phones and Vodka, Finland’s arguably most important export is Angry Birds, and it looks like the company behind the ill-tempered fowls, Rovio, is expanding its ambitions.

They have acquired fellow Finnish animation studio Kombo. CEO of Rovio Mikael Hed has this to say on the deal: “We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Kombo in the past. This acquisition is an important step in the execution of our media strategy. The attitude, creativity and quality of Kombo’s work is simply fantastic, and we look forward to delighting our fans with more Kombo animations.”

Kombo are behind apps like Minecraft Helper and lukomon Pokédex.

“We are very excited to be a part of Rovio. Now we have the possibility to create bigger productions to a very wide and global audience,” says Ilmari Hakkola, president of Kombo.