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Born of Survivor’s Guilt ANIMATIONWorld

Makoto Shinkai Talks ‘Suzume’: ‘Don’t Give Up on Living’

The ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director wants his new Annie Award-nominated film, about a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey, to inspire people impacted by tragedy to not give up hope. 

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Sony Launches the ‘Wonderverse’ Experience

Chicago area entertainment destination features physical and immersive multimedia experiences, interactive installations, and attractions based on the studio's popular movies, series, and games, including ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Uncharted,’ and ‘Zombieland.’

Not Just Another Superhero Flick Headline News

Sony Pictures Teases ‘Madame Web’ Trailer and Vignette

In a genre twist, the superhero suspense thriller tells the standalone origin story of one of Marvel’s most enigmatic heroines; starring Dakota Johnson, Emma Roberts, and Adam Scott, it heads to theaters February 2024.

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PXO to Run Sony Pictures’ LED Volume on Stage 7

SPE’s award-winning virtual production and VFX company assumes operation of the virtual production stage located on the historic Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City.

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Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of the Next Lab Generation Workshop

The annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective; entries accepted from individuals and groups – the deadline is December 13.

Diversity in Creative Development Headline News

2nd CAPE Animation Directors Accelerator Class Announced

Program, which kicked off at Lightbox Expo, includes a month of in-person and virtual sessions; participants are paired with high-level animation industry mentors while developing and honing creative and leadership skills.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Launches on Prime Video

Sony’s hugely popular subscription-based anime platform is now available on the streamer in the U.S., Canada, Sweden, and the U.K., with additional territories launching in 2024, allowing users to easily stream anime content.

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All Anime, All the Time - Crunchyroll Launches 24/7 Linear Channel

New channel features a catalog of fan-favorite series including ‘Horimiya,’ ‘Ranking of Kings,’ ‘Moriarty the Patriot,’ and ‘PSYCHO–PASS;’ now available on LG Channel and VIZIO, with others rolling out this month.

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Apply Today: CAPE Animation Directors Accelerator Program

In collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the initiative provides next-gen Asian and Pacific Islander animation professionals a chance to hone creative and leadership skills via panels, workshops, masterclasses and mentorships; application deadline is October 6.

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Crunchyroll Sets ‘PSYCHO-PASS: Providence’ North American Theatrical Release Date

The newest addition to the ‘PSYCHO-PASS’ sci-fi thriller franchise continues the story of young inspector Akane Tsunemori and the authoritarian Sibyl System in futuristic Japan; film hits cinemas July 14 with advanced fan showings July 11 and July 13. 

New Voices in Animation Headline News

FIAPF and WIA Announce 2023 ‘Stories x Women’ Program Participants

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 12, 2023 at 8:34am

Initiative provides mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts to prep women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to pitch projects next month at Annecy 2023.

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Cinesite Names Shawn Walsh Group Chief Operation Officer VFX

17+ year Image Engine veteran and general manager steps up to helm visual effects production across the company and its partner studios including Image Engine, FX3X, and Trixter.

Born of Survivor’s Guilt ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Suzume’ Reflects the Japanese Culture of Self-Sacrifice and Conformity

Actor Nichole Sakura, who voices the film’s titular character, shares how summers spent as a kid in Japan provided unique insight into her role, and helping write the English dub, on Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, born of his survivor’s guilt having lived through the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

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Global Theatrical Release Dates for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ Announced

Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom will distribute the anime film in theaters internationally beginning April 12, 2023.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Buys Pixomondo

SPE bolsters its VFX and virtual production capabilities with purchase of the award-winning visual effects studio, which will join Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Innovation Studios to handle the company's growing film and TV production demand.  

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Columbia Pictures Aquaverse Theme Park Opens in Thailand

Studio’s first fully branded movie theme park includes attractions from ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Zombieland,’ ‘The Emoji Movie,’ ‘Surfs Up,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’

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Crunchyroll Drops ‘Suzume’ Trailer Along with A-list Japanese Cast Reveal

Makoto Shinkai’s latest film follows 17-year-old Suzume as she travels across Japan to close mysterious doors which, when open, usher in destruction and disaster.

In Passing Headline News

DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation Executive Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dies at 62

The prolific lawyer, who specialized in special effects and animation, was closely involved in such projects as ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Trolls,’ and ‘Starship Troopers.’

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New Trailer Released for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

In the ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director’s latest film, Nanoka Hara voices Suzume, a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey; slated for a November 11 release in Japan, it rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

Another Taste of Marvel VFXWorld

Digital Domain Pushes the Limits of Monstrous VFX in ‘Morbius’

To create dynamic vampires and immersive battle scenes, the award-winning FX hub made improvements to the same tech it used to make Thanos in the ‘Avengers’ films.

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Crunchyroll Nabs Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ at Cannes

The anime platform teams up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch to secure distribution rights for the ‘Your Name’ director’s upcoming film; slated for November 11 release in Japan, the film rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

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Sony Drops Final Trailer for Marvel Supercreature Feature ‘Morbius’

New film delves into the origins of a biochemist-turned-bloodsucker, who first appeared in Marvel comics as a foil to Spider-Man and later became a flawed antihero.

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Inaugural Class Announced for CAPE Animation Directors Accelerator

Program provides an opportunity to develop and hone creative and leadership skills via a series of panels, workshops, and masterclasses; selected applicants to be paired with high-level animation industry mentors.

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