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Here’s How ‘The Little Mermaid’ Saved Disney & Launched a Renaissance Era of Animation In the wake of continued chatter about a live-action remake from Disney, Kristin Lai ... Continue Reading →
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WIA & Lindsay Doran Present ‘The Quagmire of the Female Character’

Women in Animation invites members and non-members to attend an invigorating discussion with film biz veteran Lindsay Doran on “The Quagmire of the Female Character.” Taking ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Follows Blue Sky in Settlement for Animators’ Suit

Just shy of a month after it was announced that Blue Sky Studios had offered a multi-million dollar settlement, Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks are following suit (no pun intended) ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Appoints Gregory Little SVP of Content

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment — the studio behind the first-ever CG animated TV series, ReBoot — has appointed veteran content exec Gregory R. Little to the newly ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′ Triumph at Kids Choice Awards

The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards came around Saturday night, broadcast live from L.A. on Nickelodeon. Hosted by country music star and TV personality Blake Shelton, the show featured ... Continue Reading →
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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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Disney, TAG Set to Start Master Contract Talks

Disney and The Animation Guild are set this week to begin negotiating a new master contract for the 550 feature film animators the union represents. According to reports, talks are ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Dates ‘Emoji,’ ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Peter Rabbit’

Sony Pictures Animation set release dates for three upcoming animated features to look forward to: The Emoji Movie will hit theaters August 11, 2017, followed by a new adaptation of ... Continue Reading →