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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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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Preps Animated Nativity Flick ‘The Lamb’

Sony Pictures Animation is hopping on to the recent rising trend of faith-based flicks by developing The Lamb — an animated take on Christianity’s Nativity tale, according ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Hybrid ‘Manimal’ Feature

If you’re going to bring back Manimal, a short-lived cult fantasy TV series from the early 1980s, comedy and animation is the way go. That’s the thinking of Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Confirms Stop-Mo/Live Action Hybrid Flick ‘Superbago’

Sony Pictures Animation has confirmed plans for a new stop-motion/live-action hybrid feature project titled Superbago. Superbago will be directed by Robot Chicken‘s John Harvatine ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →
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SPA Buys ‘Medusa’; Lauren Faust to Director

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden, titled Medusa, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed ... 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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Netflix Confirms Sony Animation Deal

Following some Wall Street speculation, streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that it has struck a deal for Sony Animation films, taking over films like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ... 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 →