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New Trailer for Sony’s Pixels Feature Adaptation Show Off Classic Characters

Sony has just released the first trailer for their adaptation of Pixels, a CG/live action hybrid short from 2010 that shows iconic videogame characters invading the real world. The adaptation will feature an impressive cast that includes the likes of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, and Frozen’s Josh Gad as it tells the story of a group of aliens who misinterpret ...

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Sony, Dreamworks and Disney: “Lawsuits are Not Going to Work”

Note: There will be two articles coming that will showcase a bit more about what is going on in the VFX world – and give you the whole view on why their are so many problems ahead for VFX and Motion Capture as a whole. The recent expose concerning the techopolis scandal in animation has built up a firestorm in the VFX and animation world. That being said, the lawsuit that is in play in the ...

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Angry Birds Movie Release Schedule Bumped Up

With all the delays associated with up and coming features from major studios (mostly to avoid butting heads with more popular franchises like Star Wars,) it is a breath of fresh air that Sony and its partner Rovio decided to bump up the release schedule for the Angry Birds film adaptation. ...

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Sony Developing a New Animated Feature for Spider-Man

By now, you’ve most likely heard about the recent incident where a group of hackers managed to compromise Sony’s private data, leading to the release of tons of confidential data. The incident is a little bit outside the scope of Toonbarn (we mostly deal with just cartoons, superheroes, animation, and games) but one leaked information is right up our alley: it seems that Sony has several ...

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New Preview Images for Peanuts Movie

Fox and Blue Sky Studios have recently released a handful of new preview images for their upcoming CG animated Peanuts Movie. Based on the iconic comic strip and cartoon franchise from Charles M. Schulz, The Peanuts Movie marks the first time Snoopy and the gang will be portrayed in 3D Animation (okay, barring the 3D vigeogames.) Based on the preview, the CG was used to portray a sleek cartoonish ...

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Kurtzman Discusses Choosing the Right Incarnation for Venom Spin-Off Film

With the announcement that Sony will be launching a new movie franchise off of Spider-Man, one that focuses on his on-again/off-again nemesis Venom, one of the chief concerns that fans have is “which one?” The Venom character, which started out as an alien symbiote suit that Peter Parker brought home from space and eventually found it’s own host after a falling out with Peter (because it ...

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Teaser for Untitled Mobile Suit Gundam Project for the PS4

If you think the Playstation 3 has given us enough Gundam games to last a lifetime, we’re going to have to ask you to turn your fanboy card in, because there’s no such thing as too many gundam videogames, especially now that we have a ton of number crunching hardware power to throw at them. Thankfully, Bandai Namco Games is under the same mindset, as proven by their recent pre-Tokyo Game ...

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Title for Venom Spin-Off Movie Revealed: Venom Carnage

A recent Deadline.com report has finally revealed the title for Sony’s Venom movie: Venom Carnage. While there’s little to nothing in the way of details yet, the title does hint at a few things. First is the possibility of Cletus Kasady – the psychopath serving as the host for the red symbiote that spawned from Spidey/Venom’s black costume – being part of the film itself. Second, if ...

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Sony to Go Full Animated for Smurfs 3

Sony has recently confirmed that they are going ahead with the 3rd installment of the Smurfs movie franchise – hardly surprising news considering how much it took home at the box office. What’s surprising is that the studio has revealed that Smurfs 3 will be fully animated. None of that live action stuff. ...

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Shinji Aramaki Returns for Another Appleseed

According to a recent report by IGN, director Shinji Aramaki and producer Joseph Chou will both return to the Appleseed franchise via a new CG-animated Appleseed movie, which will be released by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Lucent Pictures Entertainment. ...

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Rumor: Sony Planning a Sonic the Hedgehog Movie?

According to a report from Kotaku.com, Sony Pictures has just registered a bunch of new domains that are related to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. While there are no announcements yet, some of the domains were very telling, particularly sonicthehedgehog-movie.com, sonicthehedgehog-movie.net, and sonicthedgehogmovie.net. ...

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