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It’s Anime-zing Headline News

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.  

Take a Ride in the Aquaverse Headline News

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.’

Anime-zing Headline News

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.’

Ani-mazing Headline News

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.

Another Taste of Marvel Headline News

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.

career development Headline News

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.

Venom Returns! Headline News

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ First Look Posters Released

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller sequel; the highly anticipated and previously delayed movie is pushed once again, coming exclusively to theaters October 15.

When will Venom Return? Headline News

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ First Look Trailer and Photo Released

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller sequel, coming exclusively to theaters this fall.

Venom Returns! Headline News

Have a First Look at ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Trailer and Key Art

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector Venom in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller, only in theaters, September 24, 2021.

Business Headline News

Disney and Sony Ink Unprecedented Licensing Deal

Multi-year agreement covers theatrical releases from 2022-2026 following each films Pay 1 TV window; deal grants Disney rights to iconic library titles, including the ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania’ franchises.

A New Power Trio Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel Snags Power Trio of Directors

‘The Legend of Korra’s Joaquim Dos Santos will be joined by ‘Soul’s Kemp Powers and the first ‘Spider-Verse’s Justin K. Thompson to direct the highly awaited Oscar-winning animated feature’s sequel.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Be Careful Who You Pray To: Screen Gems Drops ‘The Unholy’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:14pm

Sam Raimi produces, Evan Spiliotopoulos writes and directs, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in a supernatural horror thriller about a young deaf girl who's visited by the Virgin Mary... or something much more sinister; film hits theatres this Good Friday, April 2.

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AT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 billion

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:42pm

Deal brings leading anime content platform’s 3 million+ SVOD subscribers and 90 million registered users into the Sony entertainment fold.  

In Passing Headline News

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. 

People Headline News

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. 

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Image Engine Swings into Action with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ VFX

VFX supervisor Joern Grosshans and team tackle the Stark Jet, CG drones and satellites, tulip fields and a Spidey suit-building machine in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s action adventure hit.

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