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“Planet 51″ Gets Distribution

AWN is reporting that Sony has signed a deal to handle domestic distribution for “Planet 51″, a CG animated film. The film is about an astronaut who lands on Planet 51 thinking he is the first to ever step foot, … Continue reading

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Scribes Support “Sit Down, Shut Up” Writers

Ryan Ball over at Animation Magazine writes that animation producers and writers are coming to the defense of Sony’s “Sit Down, Shut Up” writers who recently walked off the job until Sony grants them a WGA contract. This is the … Continue reading

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Sony Imageworks Announces Slate

AWN is reporting that Sony Pictures Imageworks has announced its films for 2008/2009 that are currently in production. Starting with Hancock, coming out this holiday weekend, there will be six other films to follow. The films include: –Action thriller EAGLE … Continue reading

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New on DVD This Week: Futurama and Persepolis

Animation Magazine writes that two animated features, one direct-to-video and one Academy nominated are now available on DVD. “Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs” is the second of four new feature-length adventures based on the cancelled FOX series. This … Continue reading

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“Smurfs” Skip to the Big Screen

Variety is reporting that Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation plan on reviving the 1980′s U.S. cartoon phenomenon “Smurfs” for a live action/animated feature. David Stem and David Weiss, writers of the second and third Shrek films, will pen the … Continue reading

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What Recession? Games Sales Jump in March

Variety reports that videogames jumped 57 percent in U.S. sales in the month of March, mainly due to the stellar sales of Nintendo games and systems. Video game software sales jumped 63 percent from March 2007 to $945.6 million, blowing … Continue reading

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President of Sony Digital is Out

Variety reports that Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital for the last 10 years, and with Sony for the last 17, is leaving his position to start his own animation and videogame venture. Landau is officially leaving in April … Continue reading

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Sony’s ‘Hotel’ Gets Director

Sony Pictures Animation is currently in development on “Hotel Transylvania.” The Hollywood Reporter reports Jill Culton will be acting as director. Culton previously directed “Open Season” with Roger Allers for Sony Pictures. In the story, a sort of “Romeo and … Continue reading

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Wii is king of consoles in Japan

The Hollywood Reporter reports Nintendo’s Wii sold more units this year than PS3′s consoles in Japan. Outpacing them at nearly 4-to-1 in February, it looks like Wii’s lead is widening in the game console battle. A huge hit for them … Continue reading

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Bee Movie Release on HD DVD?

High-Def Digest reports Dreamworks Animation isn’t going to give up on HD DVD just yet. That’s because a lucrative deal was signed between the studio and Toshiba to ensure that future films from Dreamworks Animation would be released exclusively on … Continue reading

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