Sony Pictures Animation News

Third 'Smurfs' Movie Is Actually a Reboot

4:41 PM 3/12/2014 by Binh Ngo
The Smurfs
We learned last month that the third Smurfs movie will be fully animated instead of being live-action/CGI hybrid like the previous two, but now we find out why the change was made.

'Angry Birds' Has Its Directors

6:45 PM 10/9/2013 by Jeff Giles
Angry Birds
The window is rapidly swinging shut on the period of time in which Sony Pictures Animation can safely look at the calendar, realize that 2016 is way past a rational sell-by date for an Angry Birds movie, and pull the plug on this whole lunatic venture. But the studio doesn't seem too worried; in fact, they just hired a pair of directors.

The Smurfs 3

Posted October 5th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Third Smurfs movie.

Hotel Transylvania 2

Posted October 5th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Sequel to Hotel Transylvania.

Sausage Party

Posted October 5th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Sausage Party is a raunchy animated movie about one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the 4th of July sale.


Co-Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn Talk CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 and Present Footage from the Animated Sequel – Recently I was invited to take an early look at Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn’s hilarious new animated comedy, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, at Sony Pictures Animation Studios. The co-directors, who were story artists on the first film, took the reins from Phil Lord and Chris Miller who remain onboard as producers.

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Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays Talk SMURFS 2, Shooting in Paris, The Film's Message, the Final Season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, and More – Opening in theaters this week is Raja Gosnell’s Smurfs 2. The film picks up three years after the first installment when Gargamel (Hank Azaria), now a successful Paris-based stage magician, devises a plan to become the most powerful wizard on earth by kidnapping Smurfette (Katy Perry) and stealing her Smurf-essence.

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The Smurfs 2 Doubles Down with a New TV Spot – Sony Pictures Animation has released a new TV spot for its upcoming The Smurfs 2 and you can check it out in the player below! 41 weeks 10 hours ago via donnieyen

Montreal, Je t'aime: The Smurfs 2 Set Visit – At Mel's Cite du Cinema in Montreal, Quebec, the makers of The Smurfs 2 are recreating the city of lights through the magic of Canadian carpentry, while the entire primary cast of both on-camera and voice actors have reunited to capture the essence of what made the first a success. 45 weeks 14 hours ago via jetli

'Angry Birds' Movie Picks Up 'Simpsons' Writer Jon Vitti

2:27 PM 5/20/2013 by Jeff Giles
Angry Birds
We remain 90 percent mortified that Sony insists on turning Angry Birds into a movie, but give them this much: they at least seem to recognize that if you're going to take a repetitive one-fingered puzzle game and somehow make a film out of it, you'd better hire some pretty creative people to do the job.
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