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Sony Animation Announces Upcoming Film Slate: "Hotel Transylvania 2," "Popeye," New Genndy Tartakovsky Film, All-Animated "Smurfs"

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The Hollywood Reporter covers Sony Pictures Animation’s announcements of upcoming films. Genndy Tartakovsky (Hotel Transylvania, Samurai Jack) is poised to be the company’s go-to director, helming Hotel Transylvania 2 for a September 25, 2015 release, followed by Popeye in 2016. The report also reveals a new project tentatively titled Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine? which […]

Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Needs a "Do Not Disturb" Sign

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Hotel Transylvania was directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, and if this movie is Genndy Tartakovsky pouring out his bountiful imagination, creativity and energy, I’d hate to see what happens when he’s just collecting a pay check. Hotel Transylvania is trite, predictable, boring, and why am I even writing about it, because it’s not worth bothering over, […]

PR: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks @ CTN Animation Expo Nov 16-18, 2012

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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS AND RECRUITMENT OPPPORTUNITIES AT CTN ANIMATION EXPO NOV. 16-18 IN BURBANK Special Hotel Transylvania Behind the Scenes presentation with Director Genndy Tartakovsky Culver City, CA, November 12, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks will lead several engaging panels, signings and recruitment opportunities November […]

"Hotel Transylvania 2" Planned for September 25, 2015 Release

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Sony Pictures Animation is penciling in a release date of September 25, 2015, for Hotel Transylvania 2, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The first film, directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, was a surprise hit with a $258 million worldwide gross so far, making it Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing title to date. No director is attached to […]

"Frankenweenie" Disappoints in Debut Weekend with $11.5M Box Office; "Hotel Transylvania" Adds $26.3M

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This past weekend’s estimated box office results held good news for Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and disappointment for Disney’s Frankenweenie. Hotel Transylvania showed continuing strength with $26.3 million in ticket sales (estimated), placing it in the #2 box office spot behind Fox’s Taken 2 and representing a 38% drop from its premiere weekend for a […]

"Hotel Transylvania" Sets September Box Office Record with $42.5 Million Debut Weekend

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Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania set a box office record for a film released in September, scaring up $42.5 million in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, handily beating the last recordholder (2002′s Sweet Home Alabama, which took in $35.6 million). The box office take also represents the best opening for a Sony Pictures Animation […]

Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Brings the Laughs

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Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]

SDCC2012: The "Hotel Transylvania" Panel Report

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On Thursday, July 12, at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Sony Pictures Animation hosted a panel to discuss its new animated movie, Hotel Transylvania, hosted by producer Michelle Murdocca and director Genndy Tartakovsky, who reecently signed an overall agreement with the studio. Murdocca explained that the pitch for Hotel Transylvania was brought to Sony […]

PR: Director Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation

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Acclaimed Animation Director Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation Culver City, CA, July 11, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation continues to expand its stable of talented filmmakers with the signing of three-time Emmy Award winner Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) to an overall agreement that extends beyond […]

Genndy Tartakovsky Attached to 3D "Popeye" Feature

Variety reports that Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan) has been attached to develop and direct Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D Popeye feature film. According to the report in Variety, Sony Pictures Animation president Michelle Raimo-Kouyate and production SVP Michael Lachance were “keen to put Tartakovsky on another project” after Hotel Transylvania finished production. The movie […]

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