Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sony Pictures Animation Updates



Sony Pictures Animation unveiled today a video profile of Kelly Asbury, the director of UNTITLED SMURFS MOVIE all-animated reboot coming in 2016.

Check it out at http://youtu.be/Fq4cOiUPBDg

And follow Kelly's Smurfs Production Blog at www.SmurfsProductionBlog.com

And enjoy additional artist profiles as part of our Inside Sony Pictures Animation video series:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Big Hero 6 Easter Eggs

Disney's Big Hero 6 will be released on Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) February 3 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on February 24, 2015.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 - The Bear & The Hare

Was just sent this by a friend. It's too good to not share some more. More information about it can be found at Ad Age.

Plus something of a music video/making-of version. Very much worth watching:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Press Release: Mel Brooks To Voice Dracula’s Father In Hotel Transylvania 2

Comic Legend Mel Brooks To Voice
Dracula’s Father In HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2

Sony Pictures Releasing International Also Casting
Beloved Local Celebrities For The Voice Of Vlad

Culver City, CA, November 26, 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation today announced the casting of Oscar®-, Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning writer, director, performer, composer and producer Mel Brooks in the sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2.  Brooks has been cast in the role of Vlad, the ancient, undead and incredibly grumpy father to Dracula (Adam Sandler). Dracula, Mavis, Jonathan and all of their monster friends are back in the brand new comedy adventure:  when the old-old-old-fashioned vampire Vlad arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together, Hotel Transylvania is in for a comic collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool.

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is slated for a September 25, 2015 release, and is being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, produced by Michelle Murdocca, executive-produced by Sandler, Allen Covert,and Ben Waisbren, and written by Robert Smigel.

Brooks – who takes on the role 40 years after helming the horror-comedy classic Young Frankenstein – said, “I’m having a wonderful time with the character Vlad.  He’s been around for eons and he’s a pretty crabby guy.  Basically, he reminds me of me.”

Brooks isn’t the only icon who will be voicing Vlad, as Sony Pictures Releasing International is securing the talents of additional high-profile stars around the world to voice the ancient one for the non-English versions of the film.  So far, these regional Vlads include: France’s Michel Galabru, the esteemed 92-year-old actor who has appeared in more than 200 films; Japan’s Junji Inagawa, whose voice is instantly recognizable as the “go to” narrator of horror films, radio programs and DVDs; Holland’s Bram Van Der Vlugt, who, for decades, was the most requested Dutch TV/film “Sinterklaas” (Saint Nicholas); and Belgium’s Jacques Vermeire, the well-known Flemish performer with decades of memorable comic television and feature film performances.



ABOUT SONY PICTURES ANIMATION
Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.  The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the 2012 monster hit comedy Hotel Transylvania, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies—with the family comedies Hotel Transylvania 2 scheduled in September 2015 and Untitled Smurfs Movie in August 2016.  Sony Pictures Animation also released a critically acclaimed, brand new mini-movie on DVD and television last Fall, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.  The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films:  the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.  In 2007, Surf's Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.  The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise, turned 10 in 2012.  Sony Pictures Animation is an operating unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions

Monday, November 3, 2014

101 Dalmatians Diamond Edition Press Release





This Valentine’s Day, Share the Humor, Suspense and Adventures With Your Family!

Disney’s
101 DALMATIANS DIAMOND EDITION

Available for the First Time on Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack,
Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand – February 10th

Featuring All-New, Never-Before-Seen Animated Short! 


Synopsis:                    Pick your favorite spot to watch—anytime and anywhere—and get ready for a fun-filled adventure with the Diamond Edition of 101 Dalmatians! Pongo, Perdita and their super-adorable puppies are in for thrills, hilarious spills and an epic action-packed adventure when they face off with Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most fabulously outrageous villainess. When Cruella dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London, brave animal heroes launch a daring plan to save all puppies from Cruella’s clutches! Unleash all the excitement and suspense of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, a beloved classic you’ll want to share with your family again and again! 

Cast:                            Rod Taylor (Inglorious Bastards, The Birds) as Pongo, J. Pat O’Malley (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland) as Jasper and Betty Lou Gerson (The Fly, Cats Don’t Dance) as Cruella de Vil
Producer:                   Walt Disney

Directors:                    Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske and Clyde Geronimi

Writers:                      Story by Bill Peet. Based on the book “101 Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith

Release Date:             February 10, 2015 (Direct Prebook: 12/16; Distributor Prebook: 12/30)

Product SKUs:          Digital HD & SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere & On-Demand

New Bonus Features: All New Short – The Further Adventures of Thunderbolt
Walt Disney Presents “The Best Doggoned Dog in the World” (1961 Version)
Lucky Dogs
DisneyView
Dalmatians 101: Hosted by Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel’s “The Descendants”)
Plus a Selection of Classic Bonus Features


Ratings:                       G in US & Canada (bonus materials are not rated)

Feature Run Time:     Approximately 79 Minutes

Aspect Ratio:              1:33:1

Audio:                         Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HDMA / 1.0 Dolby Digital (English); 5.1 DTS-HDHR (French) & 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish)

Languages:                 English, French and Spanish

Subtitles:                    English (ESL/SDH), French and Spanish

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Saturday, October 18, 2014