Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has signed a first-look production deal with the Gotham Group, which produced The Spiderwick Chronicles and has recently expanded into a full-fledged production company. The Gotham Group is reported to be working on a Dead Space animated movie for Starz Media (following up on the Dead Space: Downfall […]
* Sony is quietly developing a portfolio of family-friendly movies to take advantage of a growing market sector in which they have traditionally been under-represented. Sony Imageworks and Sony Animation will gain larger roles at the studio to produce more hybrid live-action/animated movies. [posted roughs from a Chowder story, free registration required] * MyToons.com has […]
Sony Pictures Animation has announced the voice cast for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a CGI animated feature film based on the bestselling book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett (see TZ News’ earlier coverage here). Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader will voice lead character Flint Lockwood, while Anna Faris (The House Bunny) will […]
Based on a novel by Hiroshi Mori “Sky Crawlers” is a military romance story set in an alternate-history. The film is directed by Mamoru Oshii. No screening or distribution date have been announced so far. The agreement covers distribution in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. [Source: Anime News Network]
Variety is reporting that a live-action/CGI-animated Smurfs movie is in the works from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation. The rights were acquired from Lafig Belgium via Jordan Kerner. Variety is also stating that David Stern and David Weiss, who wrote the second and third Shrek movies, are in negotiations to write the screenplay.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has picked up international distribution rights to Anchor Bay’s home entertainment catalog, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The deal gives Sony rights to such product as the Hellboy animated movies and Manga Entertainment titles in territories outside the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the second season of The Boondocks to DVD on June 10, Animation Magazine reports. The three-disc set will include thirteen episodes, including two that did not air on Adult Swim. Extras will feature commentary by creator Aaron McGruder and character profiles. It will retail for $49.95.
Sony Pictures Classics will release an English-language version of Persepolis to 100 theaters on April 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve will reprise their original roles for the dub. Sean Penn, Gena Rowlands, Iggy Pop and Amethyste Frezignac will also join the voice cast. The English-language soundtrack was prepared and […]