Sony Pictures Animation may not have a feature release this year, but with several films in production and many more in development, the studio has much going on behind-the-scenes. SPA's YouTube site was just revamped and is now uploading new videos twice a week.

The studio is putting a spotlight on the animators, story artists, production designers and visual development personnel. Today they've posted on board artist Patrick Harpin - and below that several of the other videos they've got on their You Tube page. All are worth a watch. 

 


OMAR SMITH, Visual Development Artist


MELISSA STURM, Marketing Director

MICHAEL KURINSKY, Production Designer

And on a related note SPA just launched Kelly Asbury's official director blog for the new SMURFS movie which is fully animated and very close to Peyo's work (nothing to do with the first two live action hybrids). Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 2 is in production and Popeye is in the wings… keep your eye on Sony Pictures Animation, there's a lot going on there.