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Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:44am

Premiering April 30th, animated comedy from the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ producers tells the story of a dysfunctional family’s fight to reconnect… and save the world from a robot apocalypse.

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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals ‘K-POP: Demon Hunters’ Animated Musical

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:58pm

Development on the feature has begun with Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans directing alongside Oscar-winning ‘Shrek’ producer Aron Warner.

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HBO Max Orders ‘Clone High,’ ‘Velma,’ and ‘Fired on Mars’ Adult Comedies

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:54am

New animated series underway with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence; Mindy Kaling; and Pete Davidson executive producing.

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‘Wish Dragon’ Opens with $7.15 Million at China Box Office

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:49pm

The Sony Pictures Animation animated adventure, set to premiere later this year on Netflix, is Chinese studio Base Animation’s first original feature; movie tells the story of a working-class student and a cynical dragon in pursuit of a long-lost friend.

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Netflix Buys Lord and Miller’s ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ from Sony Pictures Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:11am

Previously titled ‘Connected’ and slated for an October 23, 2020 theatrical release before being unset, the animated comedy from the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ producers will be released later in 2021.

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Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ Gets HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:01am

On the heels of his ‘Primal’ Season 2 Adult Swim pickup, director returns to his ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ home with new series inspired by myths and lore from around the world.

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Glen Keane Talks Believing the Impossible in ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning director discusses his beautiful and charming animated musical tale about a smart young girl’s determination to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess, out today on Netflix

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Genndy Tartakovsky Talks ‘Primal’ and Telling Stories Without Words

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:06pm

With a second season renewal now in hand, the storied creator of ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ discusses his viscerally gripping and beautifully animated Adult Swim series about a caveman, a T-Rex, and the bond that helps them survive.  

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Matthew A. Cherry’s First Feature ‘TUT’ in Development at Sony Pictures Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 12:09pm

Studio has begun work with the Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ director on an afro-centric, coming-of-age take on the boy King, Tutankhamun.

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Lord, Miller, and Ramsey to Mentor The Sony Talent League by THU Challenge Winners

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Peter Ramsey have joined the panel of mentors for THU’s new challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in digital entertainment; submission deadline is October 19.

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Women in Animation Name WIA Class of 2020 Showcase Best Short Film Winners

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:34pm

‘Ciervo,’ ‘La Vida de una Piñata,’ and ‘Meow or Never’ take top honors, selected from a pool of 409 graduate and undergraduate films from 121 schools.

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VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

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Nickelodeon Pulls ‘Made by Maddie’ Over Reported ‘Hair Love’ Similarities

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:27pm

Move comes in response to controversy over claims that characters on Silvergate Media’s new animated kids’ series are strikingly like those in Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short.

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Sony Pictures Animation and RISE CoE Partnering on Pre-Production Innovation R&D

The studio behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is teaming with Cyprus-based CG research center to explore new front-end animation production technology using machine learning and advanced 3D.

Virtual Events Headline News

Pixelatl 2020 Goes Online September 1-5

Event has announced an ambitious program to promote Mexican and Latin American creative industries; featured activities include a focus on recruitment, women in animation, and business networking meetings.

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.

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‘Women in Animation Class of 2020 Showcase’ Call for Submissions

WIA launches special online program celebrating thesis and final films from Class of 2020 students who couldn’t screen works, attend career fairs or otherwise celebrate graduation due to COVID-19.

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HBO Max Greenlights Oscar-Winner Mathew A. Cherry’s ‘Young Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:21am

New 2D animated series, based on characters from director’s Academy Award-winning short, ‘Hair Love,’ to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation.

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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.

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Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country. 

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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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Jenny Marchick Named Head of Feature Film Development at DreamWorks Animation

Former Sony Pictures Animation SVP will head up project and talent development, working with known books and IP as well as original ideas.

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A Father and Daughter Bond Over Hairstyling in ‘Hair Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:03am

Matthew A. Cherry’s delightful and touching ode to a dad’s brave attempt at taming his daughter’s unruly hair shows that diverse stories can resonate with the “parent” and “kid” in all of us.

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