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Sony Pictures Animation Lands Film Project from Industry Vets

The Hollywood Reporter states that Sony Pictures Animation has picked up an original project to be penned by Oscar-nominated writer David Reynolds (A Bug’s Life, The Emperor’s New Groove, Finding Nemo) and animator Stephen Franck (The Iron Giant, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me) and the Gotham Group. Details of the project are being […]

"Open Season 3" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray January 25, 2011

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced Open Season 3 will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray on January 25, 2011. The trailer for the direct-to-video sequel is embedded below: The full press release for the DVD and Blu-ray follows, along with box art. “Those funny, furry, forest friends are back with another great adventure. True […]

New CG Resident Evil Movie Announced

Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd. have announced the co-production of Resident Evil: Damnation, an new CG feature. It will be the sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration. The film is currently in production and being directed by Makoto Kamiya and produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi. There are plans for a 3D release in 2012. […]

Volume 3 of "The Real Ghostbusters" Coming to Stores August 3rd

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Time-Life is bringing Volume 3 of the hit cartoons series The Real Ghostbusters to retailers on August 3, 2010. The 5-disc set contains 31 more episodes, 5 commentaries from cast & crew, image galleries, scripts and storyboards on DVD Rom, a booklet, and more.

Sony Announces 3-D CGI Animated "Popeye"

Variety is reporting that the iconic spinach-eating comic and cartoon sailor Popeye will be returning to theater screens in a 3-D CGI feature film from Sony. The article states that King Features Syndicate, the owners of Popeye, brought it to Avi Arad (Spider-Man) for feature film treatment, and Arad has been named as the producer. […]

Animated "Karate Kid" Coming to Digital Download on May 4, 2010 (UPDATED)

UPDATED February 23, 2010: TVShowsOnDVD has updated their original report to state that Tvshowsondvd.com (e.g., iTunes, Amazon Unbox), not on DVD as originally reported. The original report follows: Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Sony is releasing two volumes of the animated series The Karate Kid to DVD on May 4, 2010. In the series, Daniel LaRusso and […]

Volume 2 of "The Real Ghostbusters" Coming to Stores in January 2010

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that retailers will sell Volume 2 of The Real Ghostbusters on DVD. Originally as part of the complete series box set from Time-Life, the second volume contains 31 episodes on 5 DVDs as well as bonus features including commentary tracks; featurettes; scripts and storyboards in PDF form; a 12 page booklet; and more. […]

Sony Incurs Exhibitor Wrath with Early Digital "Meatballs"

The Hollywood Reporter states that four major theater chains are planning to pull Sony Pictures’ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs this weekend over Sony’s announcement that the movie will be available digitally starting on December 8, 2009, to select owners of Internet-enabled TV sets and Blu-ray disc players. The digital release ($24.95 for a […]

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" Takes #1 Box Office Spot in Debut Weekend

Sony’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sold $30.3 million worth of tickets domestically in its debut weekend, placing it on the upper end of analysts’ estimates and in the #1 spot at the box office. The results make it the most profitable September opening for an animated film, although the results are at least […]

LA Times: Sony's Hope for Animated Film Success is "Cloudy"

The Los Angeles Times analyzes Sony’s hopes that the newly released Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be its gateway into animated feature film market (free registration required). Their animated feature film division has produced three movies in seven years (Open Season, Surf’s Up, and Open Season 2), none of which gained much traction […]

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