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Sony Pictures Animation announces 'Medusa' directed by Lauren Faust

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 5, 2014 12:37 PM
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Sony Pictures Animation today announced the acquisition of an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden entitled MEDUSA, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed lady from Greek mythology. Emmy winner Lauren Faust will direct.

"Inside Sony Pictures Animation" Launches on You Tube

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 30, 2014 3:42 PM
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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, going behind-the-scenes, twice a week.

David Feiss Talks Making 2-D Short Cartoons At Sony Pictures Animation

  • By Ju-osh M.
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  • January 31, 2014 9:02 PM
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On the recently released DVD and Blu-ray for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 there are four new mini-movies (aka cartoon shorts) directed by Cow and Chicken creator David Feiss. I spoke to Feiss about how these came to be and got an exclusive clip.

EXCLUSIVE: End Credits from "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • January 23, 2014 10:00 PM
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An exclusive look at the multimedia animated end titles from Sony's Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, which will be released on DVD and blu-ray next Tuesday.

Clarifying The World Of "Cloudy 2"

  • By Ju-osh M.
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  • January 14, 2014 3:30 PM
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was one of the most visually impressive animated features of 2013. With the digital download of the film going on sale today, it seemed like the perfect time to catch up with Cloudy 2's Art Director, Dave Bleich, one of the key brains behind this brilliant spectacle.

EXCLUSIVE: Animatic Clip From CLOUDY 2

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • October 8, 2013 3:00 AM
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Sony Animation has provided us with an exclusive clip from the animatic of Cloudy 2 which sums up their take on making feature animation - make it fantastic, keep it fascinating and don't lose the 'funny'. I also spoke with Sony Animation Head of Story, Brandon Jeffords, who shed some light on the process.

Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Thompson Talks 'Cloudy 2' World Building

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 23, 2013 8:30 PM
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Justin K. Thompson discusses fantastical world building and retaining more of his painterly backgrounds in Cloudy 2 through a new technique called "Depth Styling."

DVD Review: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

  • By Greg Ehrbar
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  • September 10, 2013 1:30 PM
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Who would have thought that the years-long discourse about the relative positives and negatives between CG and traditional animation would be so sharply delineated by The Smurfs? Scoff not - check out the new DVD released today. Here's our review.

Sony Markets Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 Using Actual Food!

  • By Charles Kenny
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  • September 5, 2013 1:35 AM
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We've all seen the marketing gimmicks used to flog films, from turning 7-Elevens into Kwik-E-Marts to giant blimps of the characters. Every iteration seems to up the ante, so it comes as a surprise to see Sony engage in some innovative marketing of the traditional kind.

NEW TRAILER: "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • July 3, 2013 2:46 AM
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Food puns, Ahoy! Here is the second official trailer for Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn's sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and it's certainly a "feast" for the eyes (pun intended). Sony will release through Columbia Pictures on September 27th - here's a "taste"...