Secret 'Angry Birds' code to be found in Fox's 'Rio' Super Bowl spot

People who love the video game Angry Birds can drive people who love football crazy on Sunday by pausing during the Super Bowl commercial for Fox’s animated feathered-friends comedy Rio and scanning for a secret code.

The code can be found on a single frame during the ad, and can be entered in the game to unlock a special level on Rovio’s hit game. In turn, that level will lead the player to a sweepstakes entry to attend the film’s world premiere in Rio de Janeiro on March 22.

The 3-D animated film is about a pet macaw named Blu (voiced by The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg) who is part of a gravely endangered species and is brought to the Brazilian beach city to breed with Jewel (Anne Hathaway) who only wants to escape captivity.

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  • Buddymoore

    I’ll probably be too busy playing Angry Birds to make time for this.

    • Joe

      I loved the first version of angry birds as it was challenging but fairly easy to get perfect scores for each level. It’s to the point now where it takes often 10 tries on a single level just to get 1 star and the levels are pretty much redundant now. If you like angry birds, you’ll love ‘cut the rope’, it’s by far much easier and more unique.

      • Marie

        +1 for Cut the Rope! Wish they’d come out with new levels. Although the free Christmas one was pretty neat.

    • Ripley

      Ha!

      • YY

        That’s hilarious! And so true!

  • jasmine

    that is actually pretty awesome! too bad my itouch doesnt have a camera so i can’t scan the code /:

    • penemuel

      I don’t think they meant actually scan scanning, but scan as in ‘looking for’. I hope. I also use an iPod Touch, so I’m crossing my fingers.

    • Jordan

      i don’t think he meant scanning as in actual scanning– but rather scanning the commercials with your eyes for the code that you will enter in.

    • Jennifer

      Strength & conditioning this mninrog. No weight for the Pull-Ups did 3sets/10reps. Nancy WOD after. On the treadmill for the run. 12:35 minutes.Intervals on the bike after school. Used highest gear on the trainer. Great workouts today.

  • Missy Litteral

    I luv the game angry birds.. I am so addicted to it.. Do ya have to enter that nite?

  • topoopon

    probably easier to google it after the game

    • Shena

      GENIUS!

    • Marie

      LOL! That’s what I plan to do. I don’t watch the Super Bowl, and I’m not starting just to find a code.

  • Carmen SanDiego

    Angry Birds, I wish I knew how to quit you…

    • Boo Radley

      Is it weird that sometimes I actually swear at those @@!!!#! pigs? That smug smile and the stupid little hardhats~arrrg.

      • Laura

        hahahaha!!! Seriously! I freaking HATE that Fu**ing smug!

  • mitZine

    A ploy to get us to watch commercials more intently? Methinks so.

    • Mole

      Not like we weren’t gonna be obsessing over Super Bowl commercials anyway.

      • Phil

        Fast forward the game, and let me know when the commercials are back on.

    • From the duh dile

      Really do you think Madison Ave is that slick!?!? Thanks for that FYI you arer a genius!!!

  • Mole

    I’ll let the game run and look up the code online 20 seconds after the commercial runs.

  • Radzinsky

    What? How the eff do I pause live TV?

    • red

      if you dont have tivo or dvr then do it the old fashion way pull out your vcr from the attic and record it.

      • Radzinsky

        I don’t have a separate VCR.

  • Rissa

    If just one person with a Twitter account finds it, we’ll all be good.

    • Joe

      true that

      • caveman

        What’s Twiiter? Is that a new bird on Angry Birds!?

  • Dwight

    Some old-fashioned ad agency probably didn’t think this the whole way through.

  • jess

    we can all get the code on twitter, timblr, google, within 10 sec of the commercial. I love technology

    • Mahmoud

      NICE JOSH!!! That’s a ball-buster of a race, good for you! PROOF THAT CFE IS LEGIT!ME Weighted Dead Hang Pull-up45-50(F)-45-45-45-Ugh!^ My PR is 65# but I didn’t have it in me this mnniorg. First, I’m NOT a mnniorg workout person, but I couldn’t sleep so I was up at 430am and at the box by 6am. And my second excuse (LOL), I had Tabata Something Else last night at 730pm; I PR’d in my pullups so the MAX EFFORT wasn’t happening today.I have a post. tib. stress fracture from practicing double unders & high box jumps too many times. So no NANCY today, which sucks she’s a favorite.I did the Mainsite WOD Rx’d 11:13 very gymnastics/core stability focused. Loved it.

  • Jerry

    After seeing her Dress at the Golden Globes I would love to breed with Anne Hathaway!

    • jstok0815

      lolololololol so very true

    • Rockstar

      Ohh Wow, stunning puirctes! I love them. Misha looks so beautiful and Ben looks dashing. Great work Sher! Yes I agree great lighting! Looking forward to the next episode of Wengy and Mish.

  • gigi

    Oh Angry Birds…how those evil fat green pigs smile and mock me in my sleep. I will pass you level 9 (Angry Birds Seasons Halloween….I will pass you!!

  • george

    Don’t waste your time… The code is alphabird3D.

    • Laura

      how do you know!

  • Kiler

    Will the winner be able to breed with Anne Hathaway?

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