The Dead Bird Studio is the second location in A Hat in Time. Unlike other areas which are self-contained hubs, Battle of the Birds includes many areas within the chapter, such as Dead Bird Studio and The Owl Express.

Within the studio features two movie directors, the Conductor and DJ Grooves, and their competition for the Annual Bird Movie Awards. The place is a large studio with everyone, except Hat Kid, being a bird. In the studio itself, most of the birds are owls. It contains many stages, Western and dance studio.


Not much is known about the Dead Bird Studio or the world outside the studio. It is inhabited by birds only. The start of the studio comes from the dream Conductor and DJ Grooves had as children to make a great movie after watching a show in television. They both worked hard to achieve their dream, but both were scammed to each having keys to same building. However, it sparked competition between each other to make the best movies they can. Since then, Conductor won all 41 Annual Bird Movie Awards, and DJ Grooves none. By the time Hat Kid comes by, the studio has met its 42nd year of movie production.


The Dead Bird Studio is made up of the following:

Front Desk

Front Desk is the starting place of Dead Bird Studio. It contains Front Desk, two passages leading to stages, trophy stands, and birds. The bird in the front desk will tell Hat Kid to not trespass the stages as stages are filming.

Filming Stages

Filming stages is the area Hat Kid goes through in order to progress the Dead Bird Studio (Act 1). It contains DJ Grooves appearing in many different dancing stages. It also has many birds on watch for trespassers, which if the Hat Kid gets caught in their eyes, Hat Kid has to restart from the last checkpoint.

Underground area

Underground area is a place deep within and below the Dead Bird Studio, where, in the end, one of the movie directors appears as the final boss. It is a dancing stage.


  • While the Battle of the Birds was still Trainwreck of Science Dead Bird studio was Actually Train Station called "Dead Bird station"