In the wake of Michelle Raimo Kouyate stepping down as President of Production last week, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that Kristine Belson has been named President of Sony Pictures Animation. Belson moves to Sony from DreamWorks Animation, SKG, where she was the executive producer for How to Train Your Dragon and the producer of […]
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION PARTNERING WITH FRED SEIBERT’S CARTOON HANGOVER YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO FIND NEW WAVE OF ANIMATION TALENT New Animation Incubator Project, GO! Cartoons, Now Accepting Submissions Culver City, CA, November 3, 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation today announced it would partner with animation pacesetter Fred Seibert to forge GO! Cartoons, a new idea incubator […]
Sony Pictures Animation will re-animate the cult 1983 television series, “Manimal”, into a live action/CG hybrid with Will Ferrell as one of the producers. Never heard of “Manimal”? Don’t be sad, you’re probably not alone – that’s because the series received only eight lonely episodes when it ran in the autumn of 1983 on NBC. […]
Sony Pictures Animation has given the green light to a comedic remake of the classic Greek myth of the snake-haired Medusa, upon one only had to gaze at before being turned to stone. Directing the reboot will be reboot specialist Lauren Faust, who successfully rebooted the “My Little Pony” franchise and turned it into “My […]
Sony Animation Announces Upcoming Film Slate: "Hotel Transylvania 2," "Popeye," New Genndy Tartakovsky Film, All-Animated "Smurfs"
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 […]
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was an entertaining trifle of a movie that managed the impressive feat of expanding a slim children’s book into a satisfying feature film. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 expands on the world of the first film to yield a charming enough sequel, if also one that’s noticeably […]
Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 has topped the home video sales chart in its first week of release, with the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart pegging it at #1 for both the DVD/Blu-ray combined chart and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart. Trailing it on the combined sales chart were […]