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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 […]

Sony Pictures Animation Signs Deal with Platinum Studios for Feature

Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures Animation has signed a deal with Platinum Studios to develop an unnamed animated feature film. Platinum controls a number of comic-book properties, and its CEO Scott Rosenberg was responsible for bringing Men in Black to Sony when he was the head of Malibu Comics.

(UPDATED) Retailers Offering Volume 1 of "The Real Ghostbusters" On DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com has reported that Volume 1 of The Real Ghostbusters is coming to stores on January 27th, 2009. The 5-disc set will contain the first 30 episodes of the show that was produced by DiC, in association with Coca-Cola Telecommunications (syndication episodes) and Columbia Pictures Television (ABC episodes from the first season). Also included in […]

Sony Animation Signs First-Look Production Pact with Gotham Group

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 […]

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