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Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

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Producing Animation the Right Way on ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:37am

DNEG’s feature animation division drew on years of cutting-edge VFX production experience to build the pipeline needed to help Locksmith Animation bring Barney and Ron the B*Bot to life.

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‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Hits Digital December 15

Unwrap your new best friend from 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation as the goofy animated robot comes home; now available on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

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Getting It Right in ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

Director Jean-Philippe Vine and co-director Octavio E. Rodriguez talk about the making of Locksmith Animation’s debut feature about a socially awkward middle-schooler’s budding relationship with a faulty personal robot, now in theaters.

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‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Finds the Charm in Faulty Technology

Writer/director Sarah Smith and writer Peter Baynham discuss Locksmith Animation’s debut feature film, an animated comedy about the budding friendship between a middle-school boy and his defective robot, hitting theaters October 22.

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Disney Releases ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Final Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

New CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot, starring Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters this October.

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Simon Otto to Helm Locksmith Animation’s ‘That Christmas’

Renowned ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ head of character animation makes his animated feature film directorial debut on CG animated adaptation of Richard Curtis’ children’s book series.

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Sarah Smith Steps Down at Locksmith Animation as Natalie Fischer Named CEO

Co-founder leaves to develop own projects; former Illumination COO takes the helm, with co-founder and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ producer Julie Lockhart named president of production.

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Disney Drops Trailer for Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:21am

Just in time for ‘Best Friends Day,’ check out the trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot; the film, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters worldwide on October 22.

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Locksmith Animation and Richard Curtis Developing Christmas Feature, ‘The Empty Stocking’

Bonnie Arnold joins Sarah Smith and Julie Lockhart to oversee film based on series of children’s books by writer / director known for ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ and ‘Love Actually.’

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Locksmith Animation Appoints Dónall Crehan Chief Business Officer

Former All3Media general counsel to oversee London animation studio’s legal and business affairs, business strategy and development, commercial operations and the implementation of its long and short-term strategic plans.

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Locksmith Animation, Paramount Sign Multi-Picture Deal

Paramount Pictures and U.K. feature animation studio Locksmith to co-develop and co-produce a series of animated projects with plans to have their first theatrical release in theaters in 2020.