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Dick Vitale Shreds Coach Hopkins, Baby, in New ‘Hoops’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Can the team’s star stay out of trouble? Is this year’s team filled with losers? These and other questions will be asked, and answered, when Ben Hoffman’s new adult animated comedy launches on Netflix August 21.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Doug the Pug Boards Lord and Millers’ ‘Connected’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:52am

Canine social media star joins cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated comedy about a family’s struggles as technology takes over the world, scheduled for release October 23.

SVOD Headline News

Lord and Miller’s ‘Hoops’ Tipping Off August 21 on Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:02pm

New adult animated comedy, created by Ben Hoffman, stars Jake Johnson as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach hoping he'll still make it to the big leagues.

Business Headline News

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine ‘Clone High’ with MTV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:32am

Oscar-winning pair reuniting with series co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Erica Rivinoja to develop new episodes based on iconic animated emo culture satire that originally aired in 2002.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for Lord and Miller’s ‘Connected’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:15am

Formerly known as ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ new animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, written and directed by ‘Gravity Falls’ writers Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe, hits theatres September 18, 2020.

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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Bold, Expanded Production Slate at Annecy 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:04am

Two Genndy Tartakovsky films, including ‘Fixed,’ the studio’s first R-Rated film, plus a new ‘Boondocks’ TV series and anthology based on Anthony Bourdain graphic novel, among new projects just announced. 

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WATCH: Danny Dimian Talks ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ VFX at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 8:48am

VFX supervisor discusses animation styles, production challenges and his efforts leading the visual effect team on Lord & Miller and Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-winning animated comic adventure.

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Lord & Miller Ink 9-Figure Production Deal with Sony Pictures TV

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:58pm

Duo behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ and ’21 Jump Street’ leave 20th Century Fox Television for new five-year deal.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GIVEAWAY: Win ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ on Blu-ray!

Now available on Digital, Oscar-winning animated feature arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 19 with more than 90 minutes of special features including the all-new Spider-Ham short.

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Anyone Can Wear the Mask in New Featurette & Concept Art for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Now available on Digital, Oscar-winning animated feature arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 19 with more than 90 minutes of special features including the bonus Spider-Ham short.

Oscars Headline News

91st Oscars: ‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Bao’ Win Academy Awards

‘First Man’ wins Oscar for Best Visual Effects; ‘Black Panther’ wins three awards including Costume Design, Production Design & Original Score.

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From Story to Screen: Trisha Gum Tackles ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:23pm

Everything is awesome with animation director Trisha Gum’s collaboration on the long-awaited sequel with director Mike Mitchell, creative duo Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and animation studio Animal Logic.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Swings onto Digital February 26

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 19 with more than 90 minutes of special features including a never-before-seen short film featuring Spider-Ham.

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‘Loose and Wild’: Mike Mitchell Pulls Out All the Stops for ‘The LEGO Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4:53pm

The director of Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s long-awaited ‘LEGO Movie’ sequel didn’t dial back a thing, encouraging crazy ideas from anyone and everyone when it came the film’s gags, cameos and brand-new characters.

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On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

Awards Headline News

PGA Crowns ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Producers

Sony Pictures Animation’s hit superhero movie continues to rack up accolades as Avi Arad, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal and Christina Steinberg are honored for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 2019 PGA Awards.

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Recipe for Success: How Three Directors Cooked Up Phil Lord’s Vision for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1:05pm

It took the combined efforts of directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman to channel Phil Lord’s ground-breaking animated comic book vision into a film that captures audiences’ hearts and imaginations.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Blogs

Art Triumphs Over Everything

Cassidy Curtis, technical art lead at Google Spotlight Stories and one of the creative minds behind Oscar-shortlisted animated short film ‘Age of Sail,’ explains why the stylized look of Sony’s awards juggernaut, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ should be a rallying cry for the animation industry.

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Christina Steinberg Talks Risks and Rewards Making ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:54pm

The veteran producer shares insights on trusting her team of artists, producers and Phil Lord’s original vision in Sony Pictures Animation’s new hit animated adventure about an alternative, and highly stylized Spider-Man universe.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Delivers Largest December Animated Opening

Racking up award nominations, Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ lands the largest three-day animated opening of all-time in the month of December with a $35.4 million domestic bow.

Home Entertainment Headline News

VIDEO: See How Sony Pictures Imageworks Created the Winter Wonderland of ‘Smallfoot’

Visual effects supervisor Karl Herbst gives a behind-the-scenes peek into the tools and techniques used to bring the winter wonderland of ‘Smallfoot’ to the big screen.

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Creating A Stylized Universe for Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 3:12pm

Sony Pictures Animation head of character animation Josh Beveridge helps bring comic books to the big screen with a hand-crafted illustrative visual style that breaks all the rules of traditional CG.

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