Matthew A. Cherry is expanding the Hair Love cinematic universe with a new HBO series.
The premium cable channel has ordered Young Love, a 12-episode animated series which will follow the characters introduced in Cherry’s 2019 short film Hair Love, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Cherry will serve as the co-showrunner of this new series along with Carl Jones, whose previous credits include shows like The Boondocks and Black Dynamite. Check out the original short film and get details about the new show below. Read More »
“From a young child, I was already destined to make one movie,” director Genndy Tartakovsky once said. “And that movie was Popeye.” Unfortunately, that project has yet to materialize – but that might be about to change.
The filmmaker, who is behind things like the Hotel Transylvania trilogy, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory, and The Powerpuff Girls, spent years working on a Popeye movie for Sony Pictures Animation, but that version ultimately fell apart back in 2015. Now a new report says Tartakovsky is once again developing an animated feature film take on the spinach-loving sailor, so he may get to fulfill his destiny after all. Read More »
In the United States, animation still has the reputation of being largely for children. But an entire medium of artistic expression shouldn’t be relegated to one demographic, and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are trying to help make that clear to audiences. The duo, who co-wrote and produced 2016’s outrageous animated feature Sausage Party, is getting back into animation by producing Bubble, an animated film based on the podcast of the same name. Get the details below.
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Amid all the hubbub about Phil Lord and Chris Miller leaving the Han Solo movie, I’d completely forgotten that they were involved with an animated Spider-Man film across town at Sony Pictures Animation. That project just scored a couple of solid additions to its voice cast, as Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and actor Brian Tyree Henry (who plays rapper Paper Boi on Donald Glover’s FX series Atlanta) have officially come on board. Read more about the animated Spider-Man cast below.
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UPDATE: A representative from Sony Pictures Animation has reached out to say that the Tracking Board’s report on Danger Mouse is “inaccurate and unfounded” and there is no deal in place for a movie at this time. The original story follows.
Our friends across the pond just recently got to see the reboot of the 80s animated series Danger Mouse, which originated in the United Kingdom in the 80s, and it sounds like a feature film adaptation isn’t far behind.
A Danger Mouse movie is now set up at StudioCanal and Sony Pictures Animation with Neal Moritz at Original Film and Fremantle Media behind it. However, the movie may not have any ties to the newly rebooted animated series. Read More »
Just when you think Hollywood has exhausted all possible movies, TV shows, video games, toys, and board games to turn into more movies and TV shows, something like this happens.
Sony Pictures Animation has just won a bidding war against two other studios for an animated movie pitch involving Emoji. Yes, the little pictures that people send back and forth via phones and various social media channels will soon be the subject of a major motion picture. Sadly, today is not April 1st.
Find out more about the Emoji movie after the jump. Read More »