Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Sony Deal
Under the direction of Osher and Raimo-Kouyate, SPA celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2012 with a robust slate of upcoming films on the near and distant horizon. Following box office hits and award-winning favorites like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and Open Season, Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania is next up in September, after which Sony Pictures Animation will welcome the July 2013 release of The Smurfs 2, the follow-up to the 2011 global sensation. Cloudy 2: Revenge Of The Leftovers, a sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s popular comedy, will reach theatres worldwide in February 2014. Also now in development are the aforementioned Popeye; The Familiars, directed by Doug Sweetland (who previously helmed the Academy Award ® nominated Pixar short Presto) and co-directed by Fergal Reilly; Kazorn and the Unicorn, with Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) at the helm and co-directed by Troy Quane; and Pooch Café, based on Paul Gilligan’s popular, long-running comic strip.
Source: Sony Pictures Animation