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31 Mar, 2017, 09:00 ET Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello, Ariel Winter And Meghan Trainor To Celebrate World Premiere Of "Smurfs: The Lost Village" And Sony Pictures Animation Gives Back To Their Village Naming Culver City "America's Official Smurfs Village"

In celebration of tomorrow's World Premiere of Smurfs: The Lost Village, the first-ever World Premiere of a film to be held in Culver City, the...


18 Mar, 2017, 12:48 ET United Nations, UNICEF And Talent From "Smurfs: The Lost Village" Team Up To Celebrate International Day Of Happiness With Event In Support Of The Sustainable Development Goals

Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello and Mandy Patinkin today threw their talent behind a United Nations effort to end extreme poverty, address inequality...


23 Feb, 2017, 14:09 ET GRAMMY® Award-Winning Superstar Meghan Trainor Releases New Song "I'm A Lady" From "Smurfs: The Lost Village"

GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR will release her new song "I'm a Lady" from Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming film Smurfs: The Lost...


15 Feb, 2017, 09:00 ET Smurfs Team Up With United Nations In 2017 For A Happier, More Peaceful And Equitable World

The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy...


18 Jan, 2017, 14:29 ET Sony Pictures Animation Unveils Varied Upcoming Slate

Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation...


20 Dec, 2016, 12:00 ET Moviegoers Go Inside The World Of Their Phone - On Their Phones - As Sony Pictures Animation Launches The World's First-Ever Mobile Teaser For "The Emoji Movie"

Today, Sony Pictures Animation launches the world's first-ever vertical movie trailer designed especially for mobile users supporting the highly...


05 Dec, 2016, 16:00 ET Meghan Trainor Writes And Performs "I'm A Lady" For Sony Pictures Animation's "Smurfs: The Lost Village"

"I'm a Lady," a new song from the multi-platinum reigning Grammy Awards Best New Artist Meghan Trainor, will be featured in Sony Pictures...


10 Oct, 2016, 09:00 ET James Corden and Ilana Glazer Joining the Voice Cast of Sony Pictures Animation's 'EmojiMovie: Express Yourself'

Sony Pictures Animation announced today that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden (Into the Woods) and Emmy nominee Ilana Glazer (Broad City)...


20 Jun, 2016, 17:00 ET Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate

 In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation...


01 Mar, 2016, 15:00 ET Sony Pictures Animation And WWE® Studios Catch A Wave Together In Surf's Up 2: WaveMania

Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios (NYSE: WWE) announced today an animated sequel to Surf's Up, the 2007 Academy Award® nominated...


23 Nov, 2015, 15:13 ET HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 Arriving on Digital HD Dec. 22 in time for the Holidays! On Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12

Sony Pictures Animation's monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to...


29 Oct, 2015, 16:15 ET Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Open Season with All-New Mystery Adventure for the Whole Family, OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY

 In celebration of Open Season's 10th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation will present an all-new animated movie, OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY,...


26 Nov, 2014, 17:37 ET Komiker-Legende Mel Brooks wird Draculas Vater in HOTEL TRANSSILVANIEN 2 synchronisieren

– Sony Pictures Releasing International besetzt Vlads Stimme auch mit lokalen Berühmtheiten  Sony Pictures Animation gab heute bekannt, dass...


26 Nov, 2014, 17:35 ET La légende de l'humour Mel Brooks prêtera sa voix au père de Dracula dans HÔTEL TRANSYLVANIE 2

-- Sony Pictures fait également appel à des célébrités locales reconnues pour le doublage de Vlad  Sony Pictures Animation a annoncé...


26 Nov, 2014, 09:00 ET Comic Legend Mel Brooks To Voice Dracula's Father In HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2

 Sony Pictures Animation today announced the casting of Oscar®-, Tony-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning writer, director, performer, composer and...


26 Nov, 2014, 09:00 ET La leyenda del cómic Mel Brooks pondrá la voz al padre de Drácula en HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2

-- El lanzamiento internacional de Sony Pictures cuenta también con la participación de amados famosos locales para dar voz a Vlad...


03 Nov, 2014, 09:00 ET Sony Pictures Animation Partnering With Fred Seibert's Cartoon Hangover YouTube Channel To Find New Wave Of Animation Talent

 Sony Pictures Animation today announced it would partner with animation pacesetter Fred Seibert to forge GO! Cartoons, a new idea incubator...


22 Jul, 2014, 17:16 ET Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jimmy Miller to Produce Columbia Pictures / Sony Pictures Animation's Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Comedy "MANIMAL"

 Sony Pictures Animation today announced that Jimmy Miller's Mosaic, and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions will produce...


05 Jun, 2014, 12:03 ET Sony Pictures Animation Announces New Original Feature Project MEDUSA, With Emmy® Winner Lauren Faust To Direct

Sony Pictures Animation today announced the acquisition of an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden...


10 Sep, 2013, 08:00 ET Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2" Gets "New" Music From Paul McCartney

As inventor Flint Lockwood returns to the island of Swallow Falls to save the world – again! – he'll be doing it to the brand "new"...


29 Aug, 2013, 14:17 ET Moviegoers Invited To Meet The Foodimals On The "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2" Foodimobile Tour

Inventor Flint Lockwood, the star of Sony Pictures Animation's highly anticipated animated feature Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, has a whole...


12 Aug, 2013, 08:00 ET Cody Simpson's "La Da Dee" To Become The End Credits Song For Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2"

Cody Simpson's new single "La Da Dee" will be heard as the end credits song in Sony Pictures Animation's Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,...


25 Oct, 2012, 18:00 ET No Trick, Big Halloween Treat from Sony Pictures Animation's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Director Genndy Tartakovsky

 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA – the record-setting 3D computer-animated monster comedy from Sony Pictures Animation that ranked as the biggest...


27 Aug, 2012, 12:00 ET Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Retrospective Film Series and Exclusive Screening of Hotel Transylvania

The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with a five-week series of special screenings featuring SPA's...


21 Aug, 2012, 12:00 ET Delicious Voice Cast Storms In To "Cloudy 2: Revenge Of The Leftovers"

 The forecast is sunny side up for Sony Pictures Animation as the studio has reassembled the all-star, comedy voice cast of the animated hit...