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Only a few weeks after announcing details about The Smurfs 2 feature (set to be released on July 31, 2013) Sony has revealed info about the third outing of the little blue guys. It turns out that sequel writers Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche have now been assigned to write [...]
Sony Animation began production on the sequel to its 2011 hit The Smurfs today. Most of the cast and crew from the original movie, which made over $560 million at the global box office, are coming back for the second outing, which will be released on July 13, 2013. The [...]
If you managed to avoid the Black Friday mania over the holiday weekend, you may congratulate yourself on your cool-headed approach to the consumer madness. However, the gift-getting clock is ticking down! Why not cross a couple names off your list with a few of this week’s cool toon and [...]
Nickelodeon will be counting down to Halloween with a special 10 Nights of Fright holiday-themed programming event across all of its networks, starting Friday, October 21. Premiere episodes and creepy classics will reign supreme across Nickelodeon, Teen Nick, Nicktoons and Nick.com, so nowhere is safe! Topping the terrifying all-new toons [...]
Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil will be able to check out this colorful, CG-animated feature, which was released last April and has made $479 million at [...]
It’s time to get Smurfy, as the little blue forest-dwellers take on the combo of Cowboys & Aliens at the box office. Sony/Columbia’s stereoscopic 3D hybrid take on the classic comic-strip characters and Saturday-morning cartoon stars arrives in theaters this week. The Smurfs is set to open in almost 3,400 [...]
A new trailer offers a more detailed look at Sony’s upcoming animation/live-action adaptation of The Smurfs, including plot details explaining how the little blue dudes end up in New York City. Here’s the trailer: The Smurfs movie is set to be released July 29. It is directed by Raja Gosnell, [...]
Rio opened big overseas, while domestic moviegoers made it clear that they prefer to see Russell Brand in animated movies over live-action remakes. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio opened with an estimated $55 million in ticket sales in 72 foreign markets. The film played particularly well in Brazil, Russia, [...]
20th Century Fox gave a big push to its upcoming animated film Rio, showing off Friday the first clips to the press and announcing a collaboration with the makers of the hit mobile game Angry Birds. The studio and Finland-based game-maker Rovio announced Angry Birds Rio, a new version of [...]