LA Times: Sony’s Hope for Animated Film Success is "Cloudy"
The Los Angeles Times analyzes Sony’s hopes that the newly released Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be its gateway into animated feature film market (free registration required). Their animated feature film division has produced three movies in seven years (Open Season, Surf’s Up, and Open Season 2), none of which gained much traction in the marketplace. Sony also faces stiff competition in the form of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Fox. The article also details many of the changes made to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the structural and managerial changes made to improve the performance of both in the marketplace.