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SDCC2012: The "Hotel Transylvania" Panel Report

by 90'sCartoonManon July 18, 2012
On Thursday, July 12, at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, Sony Pictures Animation hosted a panel to discuss its new animated movie, Hotel Transylvania, hosted by producer Michelle Murdocca and director Genndy Tartakovsky, who reecently signed an overall agreement with the studio. Murdocca explained that the pitch for Hotel Transylvania was brought to Sony […]
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PR: Director Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
Acclaimed Animation Director Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation Culver City, CA, July 11, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation continues to expand its stable of talented filmmakers with the signing of three-time Emmy Award winner Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) to an overall agreement that extends beyond […]

Genndy Tartakovsky Attached to 3D "Popeye" Feature

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2012
Variety reports that Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan) has been attached to develop and direct Sony Pictures Animation’s 3D Popeye feature film. According to the report in Variety, Sony Pictures Animation president Michelle Raimo-Kouyate and production SVP Michael Lachance were “keen to put Tartakovsky on another project” after Hotel Transylvania finished production. The movie […]

LA Times on "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and 2012's Stop-Motion Animated Offerings

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2012
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at Sony/Aardman’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which is the first of three stop-motion animated films set for release this year from major studios (the other two being ParaNorman, a zombie comedy from Laika, and Frankenweenie, from director Tim Burton and Disney). The article emphasizes the painstaking […]

Sony Pictures Animation Releases Early Character Design of Cee-Lo Green's Murray the Mummy in Hotel Transylvania

by Eileen Cruzon February 7, 2012
Sony Pictures Animation has released an early character design of Hotel Transylvania character, Murray the Mummy. In Hotel Transylvania, Dracula owns a “five-stake” resort where monsters can escape the meddling of the human world. Murray the Mummy will be voiced by Cee-Lo Green. The film will be released on September 21, 2012 and is directed […]

PR: Sony Pictures Animation's/Aardman's "Arthur Christmas" Continues to Garner Accolades

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION’S / AARDMAN’S ARTHUR CHRISTMAS CONTINUES TO GARNER ACCOLADES Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Nominee Wins Golden Tomato Award for ‘Best Reviewed Animated Film’ of the Year Culver City, CA – January 12, 2012 – “Arthur Christmas” — the Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation that answers the question, ‘So how does Santa […]

"Arthur Christmas" Behind-the-Scenes Clips Released

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2011
Sony Pictures Animation has released five behind-the-scenes clips documenting the construction of several scenes from Arthur Christmas: UNWRAPPED Narrated by Doug Ikeler, this video provides an overview of the making of the entire movie. ARTHUR’S OFFICE A closer look at Arthur’s office, which helps establish Arthur in the movie and his firm belief that every […]

Miley Cyrus Joins Cast of "Hotel Transylvania" as Dracula's Daughter Mavis

by Ed Liuon November 6, 2011
Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Miley Cyrus has joined the cast of Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Hotel Transylvania, starring as the teenaged daughter of Dracula (Adam Sandler). Sony has provided the press with a sneak peek at Cyrus’ character Mavis: .

PR: Sony Pictures Animation & Arad Productions Set Jay Scherick & David Ronn to Write Animated "Popeye"

by Ed Liuon November 4, 2011
Sony Pictures Animation and Arad Productions Set Jay Scherick & David Ronn to Write Animated POPEYE Culver City, California, November 3, 2011…Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick & David Ronn to write the screenplay for an all-new POPEYE animated feature, based on the iconic characters of comic strip and cartoon fame. POPEYE is […]