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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. 

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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.

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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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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Go Behind the Scenes with the Hatchlings of ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:47pm

Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver. 

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Kristine Belson Adds TV and Streaming to Her Role as Sony Pictures Animation President

Studio head's contract renewal expands her responsibilities to include production of animation for series and streaming. 

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Peter Porker’s ‘Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham’ Short Now Online

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:07pm

John Mulaney reprises his role as the porcine superhero, who fights both to eat a hot dog AND secure a more appropriate name for his new evil nemesis.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

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Animated Short ‘Hair Love’ Gets Theatrical Run with ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

Matthew A. Cherry’s Kickstarter-funded film, about a father’s challenging quest to do his daughter’s hair, makes its North American debut in front of ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ sequel hitting theatres August 14.

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Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

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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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Speakers Announced for Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:13am

Program lineup and initial list of presenters for third annual symposium, taking place June 10, highlight important focus on “Belonging” and critical topics affecting women working in the animation industry.

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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.

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Rich Moore Exits Disney for Sony Pictures Animation

Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to develop, produce and direct original animated features for Sony Pictures Animation.

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