Sony Pictures Animation is exploring new directions with the announcement of the stop motion/live-action hybrid feature “Superbago.” The superhero-themed film will be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner, both veterans of “Robot Chicken” among other animated TV shows.
Hand-drawn feature animation from Brazil is gaining momentum on the international festival circuit. Last month the Brazilian feature “The Boy and the World” (“O menino e o mundo”) won the top feature prize at Annecy.
On a couple occasions throughout the years, people have asked me, Why do so many animated films have dead mothers in them?
The first teaser is out today for the French animated feature “Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux” (“Asterix: The Land of the Gods”) directed by Alexandre Astier and Louis Clichy.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Popeye” reboot is officially a thing now. While the film doesn’t have a production greenlight yet, Sony’s licensing division has begun to promote the property with concept art at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
Based on Michael Bond’s 1958 children’s book “A Bear Called Paddington,” the live-action/CG hybrid “Paddington” tells the story of a Peruvian bear who finds himself living in London. The film will be released on November 28, 2014 in the Uk, followed by a Christmas Day release in the United States by the Weinstein Company/ Dimension Films.
Based on Michael Bond’s 1958 children’s book A Bear Called Paddington, the live-action/CG hybrid Paddington tells the story of a Peruvian bear who finds himself living in London. The film will be released on November 28, 2014 in the Uk, followed by a Christmas Day release in the United States by the Weinstein Company/ Dimension Films.
DreamWorks Animation released a trailer today for “Home.” The Tim Johnson-directed film will be released on March 27, 2015.
Foreign animation distributor GKIDS announced yesterday that they have acquired North American rights to the Brazilian film “Boy and the World.”
Sony Pictures Animation today announced that they’ve acquired an original comedy pitch entitled “Medusa” from screenwriter Todd Alcott (“Antz”) and reality TV producer Holly Golden (“Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura”). More interesting: Lauren Faust (“My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” “Super Best Friends Forever”) is attached to direct.
The animated feature “JOYFLUID” opens in a limited number of IMAX 3D theaters in Mexico this Friday. The Mexio City-produced motion capture animated film was directed by Alejandro Rodriguez Huerta and made by the Rodriguez Brothers Animation Group.