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Directors of awards-contending animated features weigh in on the key moments in making their movies and careers. By Karen Idelson. Directing a feature film is a life-long goal for ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Shuffles ‘Monster Trucks’ and ‘SpongeBob 3′

Paramount Animation has revealed changes to its feature release slate through 2019, including date changes to two major projects, a release date for overseas production The Little Prince. ... Continue Reading →

16 Features Enter Oscar Animation Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have revealed that 16 animated features have completed the submission requirements for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Gets Real

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New ‘SpongeBob’ Trailer Gets Real

Nickelodeon and Paramount have debuted a new trailer for the highly anticipated hybrid flick The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, giving fans a broader look at the scope of the ... Continue Reading →

‘SpongeBob’ Trailer, Poster Wash Ashore

Paramount has unveiled the official trailer and poster for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, arriving in theaters February 6, 2015. The movie blends live-action and animation ... Continue Reading →

DiSalvo Named Creative Director of Paramount Animation

Veteran animator Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as its new creative director. The announcement came from Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees ... Continue Reading →

Nick and Activision Sign Multi-Year SpongeBob Deal

Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing (a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard) have announced a new global, multi-year agreement to develop and publish video games featuring ... Continue Reading →

Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob

How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special. You can call it the Rankin-Bass legacy—the reason we tend ... Continue Reading →

CBS Premieres ‘It’s a SpongeBob Christmas’ on Nov. 23

Nickelodeon has scheduled the new stop-motion special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. following its CBS television premiere on November 23. It’s A SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →