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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 […]

Briefly: Sony's Family Movie Push; MyToons.com Digital Portfolio; "Chowder" Comics

* 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 […]

Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Mr. T in Cast of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"

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 […]

Sony Pictures Licenses Oshii's "Sky Crawlers" Film

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]

Sony's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" Slated for 3-D, January 2010 Release

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Sony Picture Animation’s CGI animated feature film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has gotten a release date of January 15, 2010, and will also get a stereoscopic 3-D release. The movie will be based on the children’s book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett.

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