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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 […]

Sony Animation Strikes Feature Deal with Frederator

Sony Pictures animation has struck a deal with Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios to develop animation to develop animated features. “As we look to make a wide variety of animated movies, this relationship with Frederator Studios presents a wealth of fresh ideas and talent,” said SPA presient of production Hannah Minghella. [ Source: Hollywood Reporter […]

Sony Pictures Animation Acquires Rights to Upcoming "The Familiars" Book Series

The Hollywood Reporter states that Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the rights to The Familiars, an upcoming fantasy book series by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson. The report states that the book series generated enough buzz to attract Hollywood even before the first volume was published.

"Hip Hop" Animates Easter Bunny for Sony

The Hollywood Reporter states that Sony Animation has acquired Hip Hop, a CGI/live-action hybrid movie by Greg Ostrin and Michael Weiss. The movie follows what happens when the Easter Bunny retires and tries to hide out in a suburban family’s home. The movie will be competing with I Hop, the first live-action movie for the […]

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