LA Times on Sony's "Open Season" Risks

The Los Angeles Times examines Sony Pictures Entertainment’s upcoming CGI animated film Open Season (free registration required), and the significant gamble that the studio is taking on entering the increasingly crowded computer-animated movie market. Sony has committed to a four-movie deal, with Open Season being the first film to see screens. The entire article covers […]

Sony Snags "Persepolis" for US Distribution

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to Persepolis, an animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s Iranian coming-of-age story, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Satrapi is co-writing and co-directed the film with Vincent Paronnaund.

Sony Buys Pitch from "Robots" Writers

Sony Pictures Animation has purchased an untitled pitch about a group of animals trying to find their rightful place in the world, Coming Soon reports, citing Variety. The pitch is by writers Ron Mita and Jim McClain, who did an early draft for Robots. (via CookieS)

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