In the spirit of International day Of Happiness celebrated worldwide on Sunday March 20, 2016, children from Ben Bruce Foundation, Down Syndrome Foundation and City FM were treated to a variety of games, music, movies, dance, face painting, foods and take-away hampers at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Sponsored by Silverbird Film Distribution W/Africa, Flour Mills Nigeria, Coldstone Ice Cream, and Petite Gelato among others, the event attracted dignitaries from all walks of life including Nollywood star, Joseph Benjamin, City FM’S OAP, Vien 007, and Aunty Bimbo.
However, to commemorate the International Day of Happiness, the United Nations has named a honourary ambassador for Green. He is Jason Sudeikis, the star who voiced Red, the animated character in the upcoming movie, The Angry Birds. Red’s appointment is part of the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign to help the United Nations promote the International Day of Happiness annually on March 20 as well as encourage people to take action against climate change and its impacts.
Produced by Colombia Pictures, The Angry Birds will hit cinemas globally in May. In the 3D animated comedy, people will finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes viewers to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when mysterious green piggies visit the island, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Commenting on the campaign, Ban Ki-moon, UN General Secretary, said: “The Angry Birds have entertained millions of people around the world – and now they are part of making the world a better place. We are proud to give Red a reason to go Green. There is no better way to mark the International Day of Happiness than to have our animated ambassador raise awareness about the importance of addressing climate change to create a safer, more sustainable and happier future for all.”
By participating in the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign, individuals can make the ‘Angry Birds’ happy and ‘Help Red Go Green’ by posting photos and messages to show how they are protecting the planet by recycling, taking public transportation and conserving water.