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Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Pushed to 2023

Sony Pictures delays – and renames - its highly anticipated ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel as it revises its theatrical release calendar, which also now includes an official opening date for the third ‘Spider-Verse’ film and third ‘The Equalizer’ offering.

The Drac Pack is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Checking in with the Creative Team Behind ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, VFX Supervisor Seth Maury, and Head of Character Animation Alan Hawkins discuss the making of the valedictory installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved monster comedy franchise.

Stay Pufty My Friends VFXWorld

MPC Film Creates S’More Great VFX for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:40pm

Leading visual effects studio designs new ghosts, brings Harold Ramis back as Dr. Egon Spengler, and animates a horde of mini Stay-Puft marshmallows wreaking havoc on a Walmart, in Jason Reitman and Sony’s long awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel.

Kids Will Be Kids VFXWorld

Framestore Helps ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ Visualize a Serial Killer’s Childhood

Leading VFX studio delivers carefully crafted animation sequence where Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady correspond through a series of letters depicting the notorious villain’s early memories.

Venom Returns! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: DNEG Shares ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1:33pm

Leading visual effects and animation house delivers over 750 shots across 20 sequences, including digidoubles, Carnage transformations, and the wraith Venom, on Andy Serkis and Sony Pictures Entertainment's serial killer symbiont sequel to its 2018 box office hit, ‘Venom.’

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)’ Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:07am

We finally get our first real look at the sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s 2018 Oscar-winning animated feature; highly anticipated follow-up set to hit theaters October 7, 2022.

Venom Returns!

DNEG Causes Considerable VFX Carnage

Leading visual effects house delivers 770 shots, including extensive full CG characters and environments, on Andy Serkis’ ‘Venom: Let There be Carnage,’ Columbia Pictures’ crazed symbiont sequel to its 2018 box office hit, ‘Venom.’

The Drac Pack is Back! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heads Exclusively to Prime Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:27am

The fourth film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful ‘Hotel T’ franchise will bypass theaters, opting instead for a January 14, 2022 premiere in an exclusive global streaming deal with Amazon.

Monsters Unite at Home! Headline News

Is ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heading Straight to Amazon?

Sony is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to bypass theaters and stream the upcoming hit franchise sequel exclusively on Prime Video for a whopping $100 million.

You Had Me at S’Mores Headline News

Stay-Pufty My Friends: There’s a New ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer

Maybe it’s the apocalypse? Maybe it’s just the age of S’Mores. Regardless, it’s got a familiar siren, hearse, and some welcome voices from the past; movie hits theatres exclusively November 11, 2021.

Monsters Unite! Headline News

See ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ First Look Images and Trailer

Drac and the pack are back in the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter; Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg reprise their roles as Mavis and Johnny in Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy coming to theatres October 1.

Are you Man or Monster? Headline News

Drac and Pack are Back in ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 9:00am

In the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter, Van Helsing’s ‘Monsterfication Ray’ goes awry, monsters become humans and Johnny… you know what’s coming! Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy hits theatres July 23.

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Luma Pictures Takes Molten Man and Cyclone into the Cloud on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:47pm

VFX producer Michael Perdew shares how Google Cloud was integral in the studio’s Air and Fire Elementals production work on the hit superhero action adventure.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Sony Unwraps Teaser & Images for Director Timothy Reckart’s ‘The Star’

New teaser trailer for Oscar-nominated filmmaker’s feature debut will also appear in theaters Friday, July 28, with ‘The Emoji Movie.’

Virtual Reality Headline News

Sony Pictures VR Launches 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Experience

The multi-platform VR experience is based on Columbia Pictures’ 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' in theaters July 7, and will be free across major VR platforms PlayStationVR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift June 30.

MPC Headline News

MPC Heads into Deep Space for ‘Passengers’

Working alongside production VFX supervisor Erik Nordby, MPC VFX supervisor Pete Dionne and VFX producer Tomi Nieminen oversaw a team of around 600 artists to create more than 1,100 shots for director Morten Tyldum’s space adventure.

Feature Animation Headline News

‘Sausage Party’ Animators Allege Unpaid & Uncredited Work

Contract workers at Vancouver-based Nitrogen Studios allege they were denied pay for overtime work, and, in many cases, denied credit for working on the film at all.

Animated Features Headline News

LA’s Cinefamily Hosting Sneak Peak of Seth Rogan’s ‘Sausage Party’

Get a sneak peek at the first R-rated CG-animated movie at The Cinefamily’s ‘Toons with ‘Tude Marathon’ on Saturday, August 6.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Headline News

Sony Unwraps New Trailer for Seth Rogan’s ‘Sausage Party’

First R-rated CG-animated movie features the vocal talents of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek.

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