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INTERVIEW: Director Tony Leondis on “The Emoji Movie”

In July 2015, Sony Pictures Animation won a three studio bidding war for rights to make an emoji-based feature film. And just two years later The Emoji Movie is here. The fast-track project was put in the capable hands of director Tony Leondis (Igor), who also has story and screenplay credits on the film. Jackson […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Smurfs’ Remix Video by KT Tunstall

To celebrate the home video release of Smurfs: The Lost Village – now available on all formats (Blu-ray, DVD and 4K) – here’s a fun Smurfs remix video by singer KT Tunstall. Shaley Scott was the performer of the original version of the song in the film – which was written by Christopher Lennertz, who […]

Sony Production Designer Noelle Triaureau on “Smurfs: The Lost Village

A veteran animator at Sony Pictures Animation, Noelle Triaureau worked on the first “Surf’s Up”, the first “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and the first “Hotel Transylvania”. Most recently she was Production Designer on “Smurfs: The Lost Village”, which comes out on Blu-ray/DVD this Tuesday. Jackson Murphy: Smurf Village dominates the beginning section of […]

INTERVIEW: Disney Channel’s “Hotel Transylvania” Series Exec Producer Rick Mischel

Yet another highly successful animated movie series has made it’s way to the small-screen. Sony’s Hotel Transylvania: The Series debuts Sunday June 25th on The Disney Channel. Sony Pictures Animation veteran Rick Mischel is the show’s executive producer. Jackson Murphy: Much like with the new Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs series that you’re also […]

FIRST LOOK: Genndy Tartakovky’s New Short “PUPPY!”

Here’s our first look – via this one-sheet that dropped today – at Sony Pictures Animation’s brand new Hotel Transylvania computer animated short film, PUPPY! The film will debut at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival next month and in theaters worldwide this summer attached to The Emoji Movie. Puppy! is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky […]

Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania: The Series” premieres on Disney Channel June 25th

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation announced today the debut details of their new animated series Hotel Transylvania: The Series, based on the blockbuster film franchise of the same name. The 26 episode half-hour series, produced at the Nelvana studio in Toronto, focuses on the teenage years of Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, and her three […]

INTERVIEW: Director Kelly Asbury on “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

Kelly Asbury, director of Shrek 2, Gnomeo and Juliet and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, now takes-on the beloved Smurfs with the new all-CGI animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village. I had a chance to ask Asbury about his hopes for – and the challenges of doing – a Smurfs re-boot. Jackson Murphy: I got […]

NEW TRAILER: Sony’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

What if the Smurfs were never alone? Watch the new trailer (below) and forget those previous Smurfs movies – Here comes the real deal. In this fully animated (translation: NO live action), all-new take, Sony Pictures Animation Smurfs: The Lost Village solves some of the biggest secrets in Smurfs history: Where are the rest of […]

TRAILER: Sony’s “Smurfs: The Lost Village”

Forget those other Smurfs movies – Here comes the real deal. In this fully animated (translation: NO live action), all-new take, Sony Pictures Animation Smurfs: The Lost Village solves some of the biggest secrets in Smurfs history: Where are the rest of the Smurfs? And why is there only one Smurfette? And it looks pretty […]