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Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017-2018 Slate: “Emojimovie,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Spider-Man,” Animated “Ghostbusters” Series

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2016
Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate Projects Include EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF, Faith-Based Film THE STAR, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, Animated SPIDER-MAN and GHOSTBUSTERS Animated TV Series Culver City, CA, June 20, 2016 – In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today […]
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Sony’s Emoji Movie Is Still A Thing

by Peter Paltridgeon May 16, 2016
Last year a bizarre announcement came out of Sony Pictures. It was like something out of their leaked E-mails yet they were admitting it willingly…they were putting an animated movie into production based around emojis. It’s the kind of outer-space “Coupon The Movie” thinking you occasionally get from movie studios; the kind of logic that […]

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Review: “Open Season: Scared Silly” – Scarily Unfunny

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2016
Open Season: Scared Silly is what you get when a film franchise originated as an animated star vehicle loses its stars. The original movie was little more than Aston Kutcher and Martin Lawrence playing themselves as a deer and a bear, but the two haven’t returned for the two prior sequels or for this new […]
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Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios Team Up for “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania”

by Ed Liuon March 2, 2016
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND WWE® STUDIOS CATCH A WAVE TOGETHER IN SURF’S UP 2: WAVEMANIA LOS ANGELES, CA. – March 1, 2016 – Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios (NYSE: WWE) announced today an animated sequel to Surf’s Up, the 2007 Academy Award® nominated action-comedy about surfing penguins. The companies are co-financing and producing the movie […]

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Review: “Hotel Transylvania 2” – Why Modern American Families are Monsters

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2016
I became a parent a little more than six years ago, and one thing that both my parents and my in-laws agreed on immediately was that modern parenting was very different from how they did it. Gender roles are the most visible change, with fathers expected to take on a much more active role in […]

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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Coming to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on January 12, 2016

by Ed Liuon November 24, 2015
“A joy for both kids and adults alike.” – Greg Wakeman, CinemaBlend Drac’s Pack is Back In the #1 Monster Comedy of the Year! HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Arriving on Digital HD Dec. 22 in time for the Holidays! On Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12 Special Features Include Fifth Harmony […]
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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Breaks September Box Office Record with $48.46M Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 earned $48.46 million in its debut weekend in theaters, beating out the first Hotel Transylvania movie’s box office take by almost $6 million and setting a new top-grossing record for a September movie premiere. The sequel handily beat the next competitor, Warner Bros’ The Intern, which grossed $17.73M over […]

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Going Back to “Hotel Transylvania” with Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Genndy Tartakovksy made his name among animation fans for directing and producing Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He made his feature film directing debut with the first Hotel Transylvania, and returns to direct Hotel Transylvania 2. Michelle Murdocca worked as vice president of production at the inception of Sony Pictures Animation […]
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Review: “Hotel Transylvania 2” – Does New Blood Keep the Laughs Coming?

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Sony thrilled audiences so much with Hotel Transylvania in 2012 that they’re rolling out the blood red carpet again with its sequel just in time for the 2015 Halloween season.  The first movie asked the question of what would happen if a human fell in love with the sheltered vampire daughter of Dracula (answer: hilarity). […]