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Sony TV Distribution (the TV/Syndication Arm of Sony) will own a Majority Stake in Funimation.

Well, ain’t this a twist. Sony TV Distribution (Formerly Columbia, Tri-Star, Screen Gems – which Sony Pictures still use in various forms) will now pretty much own lock stock and barrel – Funimation entertainment, the US distributors of the Dragon Ball Franchise and other anime. Now there has been a lot of confusion about the future of Funimation – so lets clear this ...


In the Ongoing Saga in the Wage Fixing Scandal, Sony Pictures agrees to a settlement

Deadline Hollywood now reports that Sony Animation will pay the defendants $13 million dollars: “Plaintiffs have reached a settlement with Defendants Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. and Sony Pictures Animation Inc. and by early next week will file a motion for preliminary approval of this settlement,” declared a case management filing in federal court on April 29 by lawyers for plaintiffs ...


Sony Animation Gets A new President – but she has worked with Sony…when she was in Dreamworks

Lets start with the explanation: (Kristine) Belson spent nearly a decade at DreamWorks Animation, where she produced The Croods and executive produced the first installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series. More recently, she was the executive producer on B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, which was unceremoniously halted in mid-production last Thursday as part of the ...


In a unusual move, Mandy Patinkin will voice Papa Smurf in new Animated Smurfs movie.

The last two times he did voices in animation was for Ghibi’s The Wind Rises and Jock the Hero Dog: Homeland star Mandy Patinkin is in final negotiations to voice Papa Smurf in Sony Pictures Animations’ reboot of The Smurfs. Kelly Asbury, the animation vet who was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for Shrek 2and directed the animated comedy Gnomeo & ...


Sony Unveils New Animated Feature, Medusa

Sony Pictures Animation has recently announced their acquisition of a new animated comedy feature pitch from Todd Alcott and Holly Golden. Titled ‘Medusa,’ the feature will provide an all new take on the story of the snake-headed woman from Greek mythology. The feature will be directed by Lauren Faust, who’s most famous these days for being responsible for rebooting the My Little Pony ...


Sony Animation and Netflix Deal Confirmed

After rumors and speculations, streaming service Netflix has finally confirmed signing a new deal with Sony Animation films, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The new deal will be beneficial to Netflix, as it lets them recover part of the content they lost after ending a licensing deal with Starz, such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Sony Animation is also poised to bolster Netflix’s ...

Sony and Cartoon Network Celebrate Christmas with the Smurfs

Sony and Cartoon Network Celebrate Christmas with the Smurfs

If you’re one of the many people who enjoyed Sony Animation’s refreshing CG take on The Smurfs, you would do well to tune in to Cartoon Network this December 5 at 7:30PM, as Sony will be prepping The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol was directed by Troy Quane, and features the voices of George Lopez, Jack Angel, Melissa Sutrm, Fred Armisen, Gary Basaraba, ...

Sony Announces Release Date for Popeye 2

Sony Announces Release Date for Popeye 2

Sony Animation has just announced the release date for one of their eagerly anticipated projects, the CG animated movie based on the Popeye franchise. According to their announcement, the spinach-chomping strong-armed sailor will be making his way to the big screens on September 26 2014. ...

The Smurfs get global icons Smurf'd

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

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 ...

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