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Sony Confirms Date for Angry Birds Movie Sequel

Rovio and Columbia Pictures have recently revealed the official release date for the follow-up to The Angry Birds Movie, aptly titled “The Angry Birds Movie 2.” According to the announcement, the CG animated sequel will debut on September 20, 2019 in accordance with the Angry Birds franchise’s 10th anniversary. Sony Pictures Imageworks is producing the film in collaboration with Sony ...

Adam Sandler goes Dracula in Hotel Transylvania
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Adam Sandler goes Dracula in Hotel Transylvania

Just this week, Sony Pictures Animation announced Adam Sandler has checked into Hotel Transylvania. The comedic actor will star as the voice of Dracula in the 3D animated comedy, which is due to hit theaters just before Halloween next year, September 21st, 2012. Animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, the film will feature many voiceover celebrities, including Kevin James as Frankenstein, Fran ...

The Smurfs take over Boomerang
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The Smurfs take over Boomerang

Smurf Fever is everywhere. With the upcoming Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation film about 3 weeks away from officially taking over the big screen in 3D, the little blue guys have been spreading joy and cheer in double time, all around the world, and now all over TV! For the entire month of July, Cartoon Network’s sister site, Boomerang, will feature classic episodes of the ...

Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th
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Celebrate Global Smurfs Day June 25th

It’s become well known that The Smurfs are heading to theaters on July 29th, about 5 weeks from now. In an effort to ensure this time flies by, Sony Pictures Animation aims to make the entire summer the Smurfiest ever. The hype train kicks off today, on June 25th, with the power of Global Smurfs Day. Today doubles as a birthday for Peyo, the man responsible for creating the Smurfs over ...

The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29
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The Smurfs get Smurfy on the big screen July 29

Finally, after all this Smurfing time, we’ll be able to see The Smurfs on the big screen this summer. It’s been about 25 years since the little blue guys became Saturday Morning cartoon icons, but we were patient. When Kerner, Paramount and Nickelodeon were promising a movie ten years ago, we were patient. After Columbia and Sony got together to take control in 2008, we stayed ...

The Smurfs get Papercutz to debut The Purple Smurf
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The Smurfs get Papercutz to debut The Purple Smurf

The Smurfs; lovable, joyful little critters who gleefully sing the day away. Seems like the perfect little symbol of happiness, right? Well, now imagine that one of them is all twisted and evil and bitter – and most alarmingly, a blue-less purple. Then he bites another Smurf, turning him the same kind of evil and purple. Then another. And another. Soon, it’s a whole horde of ...

The Smurfs get global icons Smurf'd
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The Smurfs get global icons Smurf’d

Sony Animation has a lot to live up to with next year’s The Smurfs movie. The hybrid adventure will bring the lovable, and blue, Smurfs all the way into New York City, where they’ll no doubt have to interact with regular human folks, far away from their magical mushroom village. And, certainly, where there are Smurfs, Gargamel can’t be too far behind! But it appears there ...

First look at Sony's 3D epic The Smurfs Movie
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First look at Sony’s 3D epic The Smurfs Movie

Finally, we can get our first look at the Smurfs, fully rendered and animated, just as they’ll appear in Columbia and Sony Animation’s upcoming 3D film, The Smurfs. For over 50 years, Peyo’s little blue creations have been a mainstay of comic books and television. But now, as evidenced in the teaser trailer below, and introduced by one of the stars Neil Patrick Harris, we can ...

More and more Smurfs join the film
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More and more Smurfs join the film

Columbia and Sony Pictures Animation have one request: more Smurfs. As the two work together on the upcoming film, a hybrid of live-action and CG animation, they are scouting around to add cast members as voices for the little blue folks. Already signed on to the movie are Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, and Alan Cumming as Gutsy, but ...

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