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Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal with Sony
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Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal with Sony

Award-winning animation veteran Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Clone Wars) has just signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Animation, which will go beyond his current role as director of Hotel Transylvania, and will include direction and development duties on his own projects, as well as upcoming Sony ones such as Popeye. The signing was announced recently by Bob ...

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel gets directors
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs sequel gets directors

According to a recent Variety report, Sony Animation Studios has tapped Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to direct the sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, both of them worked as artists for the original. Variety noted that the project is still under development and has not yet received an official greenlight from the mother studio. ...

Have a Merry Arthur Chirstmas in theaters
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Have a Merry Arthur Chirstmas in theaters

Santa Claus isn’t just a legend, he’s also a man – a family man. Most of us have, by now, heard of his wife, Mrs. Claus. However, lesser known in the stories are the extended family beyond the married couple: their two sons Arthur and Steve, as well as the elder of the household, Arthur and Steve’s grandfather, Grandsanta. After 70 years of delivering Christmas gifts, ...

How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
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Garden Gnome Attack CG animated film in the works

A recent Deadline.com report reveals that Robert Zemeckis is planning to make a CG-animated adaptation of Chuck Sambuchino’s “How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack”, a novel that acts as a survival guide in case a homeowner is caught off guard by a lawn ornament home invasion. ...

Sony and Dark Horse animate Chickenhare movie
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Sony and Dark Horse animate Chickenhare movie

He’s half chicken. He’s half hare. He’s all hero. He’s Chickenhare, the star of the Dark Horse comic book by Chris Grine. This graphic novel, whose stories feature Chickenhare and Abe adventuring in their fantasy world, has recently caught the attention of Sony Pictures Animation, and it looks like an animated feature film will be on the way! The first two novels, ...

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 ...

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 Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

Seems like there’s a lot of pirating going on. Rango’s Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in a few weeks. Jake and the Neverland Pirates are ruling over Disney’s new Disney Jr. network. Monkey D. Luffy and crew are still hunting One Piece. And now Aardman Animation is working with Pathe and Sony Pictures Animation on a new animated tale, The Pirates! Band of ...

Sony's Open Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD
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Sony’s Open Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD

Boog, Elliot, and their forest friends return with all-new Big Top Circus adventures in the third Open Season flick, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Open Season 3 brings Sony Pictures Animation back to form, when Boog’s pals choose their family obligations over the annual guy’s trip, and a disappointed Boog decides to take a trip of his own, which leads him right into the middle ...

The Smurfs take Manhattan
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The Smurfs take Manhattan

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation have begun shooting principle photography in New York City for their upcoming live action and CG hybrid film, the Smurfs. The film, which is set to hit theaters on August 3rd of 2011, is based on the popular Peyo characters which dominated Saturday Morning cartons in the early 1980s. The film is written by J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay ...

Popeye the Sailor Man returns to film
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Popeye the Sailor Man returns to film

Iyam whut Iyam (translated: “I am what I am”), Sony is bringing Popeye back to the big screen. Avi Arad, the individual behind the original 3 Spider-Man movies, will be working with Sony to produce the 3D, CG animated feature. Sony Pictures ImageWorks will be handling the CG, with Sony Pictures Animation taking the official producer credit. It’s not yet known what the story ...

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