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Sony Pictures Animation, which has fallen on hard times in recent years, highlighted diversity and female empowerment as part of its comeback at Wednesday’s slate preview in Culver City. The biggest news was confirmation that Miles Morales, the mixed race web-slinging teen (African-American and Hispanic), will star in the untitled “Spider-Man” feature coming December 21, 2018.
Morales, created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli to succeed the late Peter Parker in the comics, has already become a TV animation staple on Disney Xd’s “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors” (initially voiced by Donald Glover).
The animated “Spider-Man” marks a return to Spa for Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), who directed “The Lego Movie” and are currently making the “Han Solo” standalone “Star Wars” feature.
In a pre-recorded video message from London, Lord said, “What inspired us the most is that anyone can wear the mask. »
- Bill Desowitz
Smurfs: The Lost Village, the third entry in the animated Smurfs film franchise, already has a teaser trailer, and now it has a Julia Roberts, too. According to /Film, Sony Pictures Animation has announced more cast members for the movie about tiny blue creatures, including Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Ellie Kemper, and Modern Family’s Ariel Winter. Roberts will play SmurfWillow, leader of the Lost Village, a mysterious new land sought out by Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer, replacing Anton Yelchin, who died this summer), and Hefty (Joe Manganiello). But the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) also seeks the Lost Village.
The story is based on The Smurfs comic book series, and director Kelly Asbury, who also voices Nosey in the film, said he wanted to return to the look of the original Pierre Culliford comics. Smurfs: The Lost Village also stars Gordon »
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Today, Sony Pictures Animation held a panel promoting some of their future releases, including The Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Emoji Movie, Star, Hotel Transylvania 3, and the Spider-Man movie featuring Miles Morales. At the event, some casting announcements were made. Julia Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Sir Patrick Stewart, Ellie Kemper, and others have joined some of the studio’s upcoming films. Below, learn more about The […]
- Jack Giroux
Sony Pictures has already released two Smurfs: The Lost Village trailers, but as we get closer to the April 7 release, there is one character who hasn't been seen until now. Sony Pictures Animation debuted a new photo that offers our first look at SmurfWillow, voiced by the iconic Julia Roberts. There haven't been any details about this character released quite yet, but this photo shows SmurfWillow alongside Papa Smurf, voiced by Mandy Patinkin.
This photo from People shows SmurfWillow is wearing the same type of red hat as Papa Smurf, although nothing else has been revealed about any sort of connection between these two characters. People did catch up with Julia Roberts, though, who offered a brief statement about why she wanted to join the voice cast of this animated adventure. Here's what Julia Roberts had to say about her role in Smurfs: The Lost Village.
"Smurfs are such a »
Julia Roberts and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” stars Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess are among a new batch of voice cameos announced by Sony Pictures Animation Wednesday for the upcoming movie ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village.’ In the animated film based on the classic comic and cartoon series, Smurfette (Demi Lovato) leads her fellow male Smurfs on an expedition for the titular Lost Village, hoping that it will prove that she’s not the only female Smurf in existence. Roberts plays SmurfWillow, the leader of the Lost Village, with Kemper, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ariel Winter playing her fellow residents. Also Read: 'Smurfs' Reboot Stars Demi. »
- Jeremy Fuster
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His wife left him seventeen years ago, he’s lonely, has no family and like some of us he’s just trying to find a reason to get out of bed every morning. Well he definitely has a reason now, as he finds out his ex-wife put a child up for adoption seventeen years ago and makes it his mission to find her and build the family he’s always wanted.
After making contact with his long-lost daughter »
- Garrett McCormick
Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.
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We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Sherlock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, NCIS and Nashville!
1 | Regarding the first four episodes of The Oa: Couldn’t imprisoned Prairie have used a balled shirt, her knee… anything… to block the current/keep the envelope from floating off? Was no one wondering why they came back from their experiments wet? And who was regularly trimming Homer’s hair over the years?
2 | Would Mariah Carey have been better to simply, calmly walk off stage amid »
There have been several versions of the Match Game TV show over the years but the most recent ones were cancelled after only one season. The newest incarnation on ABC survived to see a second season with mediocre ratings. Will the ratings improve? Will Match Game be renewed for a third season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.Hosted by Alec Baldwin, Match Game features contestants trying to match the answers to "fill in the blank" questions with as many celebrities as they can. The grand prize is $25,000. Celebrity panelists on season two of this series include Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Ice T, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady, Caroline Rhea, Amy Sedaris, Chris D'Elia, Constance Zimmer, Jane Krakowski, Rick Fox, Tituss Burgess, Andy Richter, Bellamy Young, Judy Greer, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Skylar Astin.Read More… »
9 items from 2017
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