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SPA, WWE Hang Ten for ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios are collaborating on a sequel to SPA’s 2007 CG film Surf’s Up — an Oscar-nominated comedy about surfing penguins. The companies ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Cast Revealed

Sony Pictures Animation has announced three new voice cast members (and released a jolly new still) for the next Smurfy feature adventure, Smurfs: The Lost Village, hitting theaters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ratchet & Clank’ Writer Joins ‘Popeye’

Sony Pictures Animation’s belabored CG Popeye project finally looks to be moving forward with the studio announced that T.J. Fixman has signed on to draft a new screenplay. Fixman ... Continue Reading →
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Marco Piccinini Appointed Atlantyca Licensing Manager

On the heels of Atlantyca Entertainment’s launch of the Atlantyca Live! Division headed by Rachele Geraci, the company has appointed Marco Piccinini as Licensing Manager for the ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana, Sony Book ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Series

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is developing a new animated TV series based on Sony Pictures Animation’s blockbuster CG feature, Hotel Transylvania. The show will focus on ... Continue Reading →
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WAC 2015 Opens Submissions

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISIONS FOR THE 2015 World Animation Celebration International Short Film Festival! The World Animation Celebration 2015 Animated Short Film Festival is now accepting ... Continue Reading →
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2015 World Animation Celebration Set for Oct. 24-25 at Sony Pictures Animation

Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine present the 2015 edition of The World Animation Celebration international short film animation festival, hosted by Sony Pictures Animation. The ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Opts for Foundry’s FLIX on ‘Kubo’

Award-winning stop-motion studio LAIKA (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) has picked London developer The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to aid its pre-production ... Continue Reading →
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Raimo Kouyate Leaving as Sony Animation Exec

Sony Pictures Animation production president Michelle Raimo Kouyate is stepping down from her post to take on a first-look producing deal for both live-action and animated projects ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →