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Kristine Belson Named New President of Sony Pictures Animation

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
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 […]
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Sony Pictures Animation and Fred Seibert's Cartoon Hangover Form Incubator Project "GO! Cartoons"

by Ed Liuon November 3, 2014
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 […]


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Manimal To Be Reanimated By Sony Pictures Animation

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
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. […]
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Holy Hair Snakes! Sony Gives Medusa A Whirl

by Alex Beanon June 5, 2014
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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2014
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 […]
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Review: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" - It's Messy but Fun to Play With Your Food

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
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 […]

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"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Tops Video Sales Charts in Debut Week

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2014
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 […]
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"Prisoners" Knocked Off Top of Box Office Chart by "Meatballs"

by Ed Liuon October 1, 2013
Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 won the box office trophy in its debut weekend with ticket sales of $34.017 million. The number represents a noticeable improvement over the first movie’s opening weekend of $30.3 million in 2009, but also noticeably behind Sony’s debut of Hotel Transylvania ($42.5 million in 2011). […]