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Untitled Smurfs Film Gets 2017 Release

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that its “Untitled Animated Smurfs” feature project has been slated for global release March 31, 2017, taking advantage of the family-friendly ... 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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Rocket Named U.K./Eire Agent for Smurfs

Rocket Licensing has been appointed the exclusive U.K. and Eire agent for globally beloved brand The Smurfs by brand owner International Merchandising, Promotion & Services (IMPS) ... Continue Reading →
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Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Imageworks Moving to Vancouver

Sony has revealed plans to move the headquarters for its Sony Pictures Imageworks visual-effects division from Culver City to Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to move into a new ... Continue Reading →
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‘Untitled Smurfs Movie’ Pushed to 2016

Director Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet, Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron) announced on his official production blog this morning that the franchise-remodeling Untitled ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs’ Director Launches Production Blog

Sony Pictures Animation is making an all-animated Smurfs feature film, and now director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Goes Fully Animated for ‘Smurfs 3′

A lot of good tidbits can come out in earnings report calls. For example: Sony has confirmed it is putting a third Smurfs movie on the fast-track — and that the movie will be fully ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →