Red is the main protagonist of the Angry Birds series of games created by Rovio Entertainment. He was introduced in 2009 as the icon of the original game and a core member of the original flock, as well as the leader. Red is usually the first bird introduced in the Angry Birds games, though there have been times where other characters are in his place. (especially in spinoffs) After his first appearance in Poached Eggs, he has become a prominent character for the series.
Red appears in the Angry Birds Movie as the starring character, and is voiced by Jason Sudeikis. He is introduced as an isolated, lonely bird and the movie follows his journey to redemption as a at first angry, aggressive bird to a loved, happy companion to those around him.
Red made his Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade debut in 2015, alongside Ronald McDonald, Ice Age's Scrat & His Acorn and Sinclair's Dino. The balloon features Red holding an egg, in a "thanksgiving pigskin classic". He still appears in the parade as of 2017.