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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Miles Flails Through Web-Swinging 101 in New ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:48pm

Reluctant mentor Peter Parker and his bumbling protégé barely escape with their lives in latest look at Sony’s upcoming animated comic-adventure.

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Sony Planning Sequel and All-Female Spinoff for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Sequel will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos of ‘Voltron’ fame; Lauren Montgomery in negotiations to direct untitled project assembling all the female heroes from the Spider-Man universe in one adventure.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: New Int’l Trailer Unites Multiple Spideys

Combining the in-house computer animation of Sony Pictures Imageworks with traditional hand-drawn comic book techniques, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ swings into theaters on December 14.

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WATCH: Spider-Ham Revealed in New ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:12pm

John Mulaney’s hilarious Peter Porker is one of six Spideys sharing screen time in latest preview of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller animated feature being released by Sony December 14.

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Sony Bringing ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ to New York Comic Con

Panel will promote studio’s highly anticipated animated take on an alternate universe separate from the MCU that swings into theatres December 14.

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Sony Pictures Animation Re-Ups ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Director Genndy Tartakovsky

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:42pm

On the heels of latest film’s success, famed ‘Samurai Jack’ creator signs deal to direct two original animated features.

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Cruise Control: Genndy Tartakovsky Takes the Helm of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:27pm

The acclaimed director returns to cowrite and direct the third installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s ghoulish adventure comedy.

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WATCH: Sony Pictures Animation’s Shannon Tindle Talks Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:30pm

The creator of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ teases his new animated feature film at SPA, shares his insights on the difficulties of the creative process, and gives advice for young artists looking for a career in the industry. 

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Genndy Tartakovsky Previews ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:05pm

Franchise director is joined by voice cast stars Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Keegan-Michael Key and Kathryn Hahn to share jokes and tasty bits from Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.’

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Cinesite Delivers Christmas Story ‘The Star’ for Sony Pictures Animation

Animated retelling of the nativity story from the point of view of the stable animals marks the first collaboration between SPA and Cinesite Animation.

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