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Animated Movie ‘The Extincts’ in the Works at Cirrina Studios

24 May 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cirrina Studios is moving into pre-production of its first animated feature film, “The Extincts” with plans for a 2019 release.

The project is based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s middle grade novel of the same name. “The Extincts” follows the adventures of a boy who goes to work on a farm hidden deep in the woods where he discovers a hidden cache of extinct and mythological creatures, one of which escapes and terrorizes the town in which he lives.

The novel is published by Chicken House/Scholastic in the U.K. and in the United States by Henry Holt.

David Lipman, a producer on “Shrek 2,” will write the screenplay and William “Bill” Joyce will direct. Lipman will also produce the film with Michael Siegel, who was an executive producer on “The Bfg”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and “Rise of the Guardians”.

Jane Startz and Barry Cunningham will executive »

- Dave McNary

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Spider-Man Animated Movie Poster Leaves Its Mark

23 May 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In just a few months, Tom Holland returns to the big screen as Spider-Man in his first stand alone adventure, Spider-Man: Homecoming, but next year, fans will also get a new Spider-Man animated movie, which will feature The Get Down and Dope star Shameik Moore lending his voice to the iconic Miles Morales. While we wait for additional voice cast members to come aboard, Sony Pictures unveiled the first two posters for this untitled animated adventure during the annual Licensing Expo, which is currently happening in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, these posters don't give us our first look at the animated Spidey, but it does feature the movie's new logo.

Collider spotted these photos on the convention floor earlier today, which showcases a graffiti-style logo that is being used for this animated Spider-Man movie. Unfortunately, the Licensing Expo didn't reveal any story details for this untitled animated adventure, but this project »

- MovieWeb

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First Posters For Sony’s Animated Spider-Man Movie Surface Online

23 May 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Just because they’ve lent Peter Parker to Marvel Studios doesn’t mean that Sony aren’t interested in moving forward with their own Spider-Man-related projects. On top of the recent news that Tom Hardy would be playing Eddie Brock Aka Venom in a live-action movie, here’s a reminder that another wallcrawler will soon be making his way to the big screen.

The untitled animated Spider-Man movie will feature Dope‘s Shameik Moore as Miles Morales with Liev Schreiber as a yet unrevealed villain. That’s about all we currently know about the film’s content, but at least we now have our first glimpse at two posters for the movie. Collider spotted them while attending the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and you can check them out in the gallery above.

As you can see, »

- Christian Bone

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Chris Pine & Michelle Williams To Star In Spy Thriller From ‘Theory Of Everything’ Director

5 May 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For a while, we wondered if Chris Pine would ever be able to escape the shadow of Captain Kirk. Before he starred in J.J. Abrams’ first “Star Trek” film, Pine was mostly known for tween fare like Lindsay Lohan vehicle “Just My Luck” or “The Princess Diaries 2.” Pine proved to be perfect casting in the role that was created by William Shatner, but subsequent starring vehicles didn’t often work: for every “Unstoppable,” there was a “This Means War,” or a “Rise Of The Guardians,” or a “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” or a “Horrible Bosses 2.”

Read More: Review: ‘Into The Woods’ Starring Meryl Streep, Ana Kendrick, Emily Blunt & Johnny Depp

But Pine’s been having a better run of it recently.

Continue reading Chris Pine & Michelle Williams To Star In Spy Thriller From ‘Theory Of Everything’ Director at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Spider-Man Animated Movie Has Found Its Miles Morales

13 April 2017 2:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just months after Sony Pictures confirmed that their animated Spider-Man movie will follow Miles Morales, the studio has finally found their lead voice actor. Shameik Moore (Dope) has signed on to voice this beloved character in the animated movie, with Liev Schreiber also coming aboard to voice an unspecified villain. Now that the studio is in casting mode, it remains to be seen how quickly the other roles will be filled out.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today, which comes just over a month after we reported that Ice Cube was being considered to voice Miles Morales' father, although his casting has yet to be confirmed. Ice Cube has previously worked with writers and producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller before, playing Captain Dickson in 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Phil Lord and Chris Miller were originally slated to direct this animated movie, but they are now only serving as writers and producers, »

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Sony Finds Their Miles Morales

13 April 2017 12:41 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As we get closer and closer to the big screen debut of Miles Morales in Sony’s Animated Spider-Man film, we have been anxiously awaiting the voice cast. Well today, hidden behind Star Wars Celebration hype, we have gotten a villain, as well as our Miles Morales.

Miles Morales is the newest web head to hit the printed page, and late next year he will be the first Spider-Man other than Peter Parker to hit the big screen. Miles made news when first announced as the first a half-black half-Latino hero. He was voiced by Atlanta creator Donald Glover, who most people wanted to see play as a live action version before Tom Holland was announced. Unfortunately that is not how the cards were dealt. Instead we are getting our Miles Morales Spidey in animated form.

THR is reporting now that Dope and The Get Down actor Shameik Moore has »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

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Tom McGrath interview: Boss Baby, animation, George Lucas

4 April 2017 2:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 5, 2017

We chat with Boss Baby director Tom McGrath about animation, changes at DreamWorks, Boss Baby 2, advice from Ron Howard and more...

Tom McGrath is one of Hollywood’s most underappreciated comedy directors. Megamind was a hoot, I found myself guffawing heavily through the Madagascar trilogy and now, with The Boss Baby, he’s brought yet more animated mischief to the screen.

We got the chance to have a chat with about the movie, about the big behind the scenes changes at DreamWorks Animation, and the invaluable advice of Ron Howard and George Lucas

I remember watching the Oscars one year, and Jim Carrey came on to present an award just as Liar Liar had opened to massive numbers. He walked up and said “how was your weekend, mine was good!”. So, Tom McGrath: how was your weekend?

It was great! It was good! [Laughs] You know, I don’t have children myself, »

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Falling DVD & Blu-ray sales, and an era passing

21 March 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Mar 23, 2017

As DVD and Blu-ray sales fall, it's no longer certain that films will get a disc release. So what's happening?

Let’s start with a statistic.

In 2013, Hotel Transylvania shifted 1,029,614 copies on Blu-ray disc in the Us alone. A hefty number, yet the animated hit – which has thus far spawned one sequel, with another on the way – was only the 23rd best-selling Blu-ray release of the year in America that year, just trailing titles such as Turbo, Rise Of The Guardians, Django Unchained and Life Of Pi.

2013 was arguably the peak year for Blu-ray sales, with 23 individual titles selling a million copies or more in the Us. The best-selling of all, Despicable Me 2, shifted 4.6m copies alone, and many more overseas. On the DVD format, meanwhile, 45 different films sold a million units in America in 2013, including another 2.7m copies of Hotel Transylvania.

In recent years, however, »

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How Alec Baldwin, ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Megamind’ Inspired ‘The Boss Baby’

21 March 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alec Baldwin brought his own boss babies to DreamWorks Animation’s blue carpet on Monday for the premiere of “The Boss Baby.” The star, his wife, and their three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son smiled for the cameras before the AMC Loews Lincoln Square screening in New York City.

It’s been three years since Baldwin first signed on to voice the lead role in the film about a new baby’s arrival and his impact on a family. In that time Comcast acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion and Jeffrey Katzenberg stepped down as the company’s CEO. Tom McGrath’s “The Boss Baby” marked Katzenberg’s final film with the company.

“I wasn’t worried because I was sure Jeffrey wouldn’t just bail out of there without making sure everything was the way it ought to be for the health of the company,” Baldwin said. “I don’t think »

- Addie Morfoot

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The Week in Spandex – Logan box office, Deadpool 2 teaser, first look at Ego from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Justice League footage and more

5 March 2017 2:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, Deadpool 2, Alpha Flight, Exiles, Legion, Fantastic Four 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Inhumans, Iron Fist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad 2, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, Green Lantern Corps, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Gotham City Sirens, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Powerless and more…

20th Century Fox unleashed its latest X-Men offering this week as Logan rolled out around the globe, with the film said to be tracking a worldwide opening weekend of between $170 and $200 million. It’s already off to a $32 million opening day in the States (the biggest for an R-rated movie in March), and should it manage to reach $200 million, it would give the Fox »

- Gary Collinson

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Gravity Falls creator boards Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie

2 March 2017 4:29 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was officially confirmed that Sony’s as-yet-untitled animated Spider-Man movie will revolve around the character of Miles Morales as opposed to Peter Parker, and now comes word that Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has came on board the project as a story contributor.

Phil Lord (The Lego Movie, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story) has penned the script for the movie and will executive produce alongside his frequent collaborator Christopher Miller, while Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) are directing.

Hirsch’s hit show Gravity Falls came to an end last February with the conclusion of the second season.

Look for the animated Spider-Man movie to swing into cinemas on December 21st 2018.

Source: The Wrap »

- Gary Collinson

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Miles Morales as Spider-Man Headlines Sony Animation Lineup

20 January 2017 10:55 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hacker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer), exuberant Gene (T.J. Miller) and his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) embark on the app-venture of a lifetime in Sony Pictures Animation’s Emojimovie: Express Yourself, in theaters summer 2017.

Making good on the commitment to increase overall output while continuing to offer its distinctive mix of family films, Sony Pictures Animation today released the project details on its upcoming roster of titles through 2018, along with additional highly anticipated future feature film projects, including one from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Kristine Belson, President of Sony Pictures Animation, says, “We are proud of the artist-driven titles we have coming to the marketplace.  The abundance, variety and quality of the features are a testament to the wealth of creative talents who call Sony Pictures Animation their home.”

Smurfs: The Lost Village (April 7, 2017 release)

Newly announced voice cast includes:  Michelle Rodriguez (SmurfStorm), Ellie Kemper (SmurfBlossom), Ariel Winter (SmurfLily »

- ComicMix Staff

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Sony Animation Goes Diverse with Miles Morales as Spider-Man and Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical ‘Vivo’

19 January 2017 2:19 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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

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Spider-Man: animated movie to definitely feature Miles Morales

18 January 2017 1:20 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mike Cecchini Jan 19, 2017

The upcoming animated Spider-Man movie has its directors confirmed - and it'll centre on Miles Morales as Spider-Man...

It's official! Miles Morales will be the webslinger in Sony's upcoming Spider-Man animated movie. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are writing the treatment and producing the film. Bob Persichetti, an animator whose head of story credits include Puss In Boots and The Little Prince will co-direct the film with Peter Ramsey (Rise Of The Guardians).

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Miles Morales is the second Spider-Man of Marvel's Ultimate universe, who picked up the legacy from Peter Parker. Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, he first came on the scene in 2011, and has recently been integrated into the Marvel Universe proper. While some of his powers are similar to the classic Spidey's, he's also got a powerful 'sting' and camoflauge abilities in his arsenal, »

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Sony Animated Spider-Man to feature Miles Morales

18 January 2017 12:47 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Well it’s been rather hush after the announcement of an animated Spider-Man movie and now we know Miles Morales will be our Spider-Man.


Sony Pictures through its Twitter today announced that the Spider-Man stand alone film would be directed by Bob Persichetti (Monsters Vs. Aliens/Mulan) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians/Monsters Vs.Aliens). Also attached as executive producers will be Phillip Lord and Chris Miller. But the biggest news is this film will center on the previous Ultimate version and that is Miles Morales a.k.a. Spider-Man. 

Experience the upcoming stand-alone animated Spider-man feature, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, in theaters 12/21/18.

.@PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr are bringing the Miles Morales story to the big screen in all-new animated stand-alone Spider-man feature.

— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017

From the video: Phil and Chris state the film "has a lot of heart, a lot of action, and a lot of laughs. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jason The X)

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Official: Sony’s Spider-Man Animated Movie to star Miles Morales

18 January 2017 12:38 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rumours of Miles Morales making it to the big screen have been strring for a while now and Sony has today made it official that the fan favourite character is heading to theatres for the studio’s untitled Animated Spider-Man movie.

During a presentation by Sony Pictures Animation which covered their upcoming projects, some key details for the animated movie were made public. Here’s the relevant info from the official press release:

From Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the geniuses behind The Lego Movie, comes an animated Spider-man feature starring Miles Morales.   The feature is directed by Bob Persichetti (head of story on Puss In Boots and The Little Prince) and Peter Ramsey (Rise Of The Guardians).  The film is written by Phil LordAvi Arad (Iron ManSpider-man), Amy Pascal (Spider-man: Homecoming), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Untitled Han Solo Movie) are executive producing; Christina Steinberg (Trollhunters) is producing.

This »

- Samuel Brace

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Miles Morales is your new Spider-Man in a swing-alone animated feature

18 January 2017 12:05 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Emma Withington

It’s #SonyAnimationDay and this evening a new Spider-Man has entered the fray. Sony’s Spider-Man collection just got bigger.

The tweets began with the reveal of a stand-alone, animated Spider-Man feature and the writing team at the helm: Philip Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street). With these writers attached to the project, this is certainly a promising start.

#SonyAnimationDay presents video of executive producers of the stand-alone Spider-man animated feature, writer @PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr.

— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017

.@PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr are bringing the Miles Morales story to the big screen in all-new animated stand-alone Spider-man feature.

— Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017

Miles Morales, born of the Ultimate Marvel universe, is set to be Sony’s next webslinger of choice. Morales donned the Spider-Man suit back in 2011 and has since been a saving grace of the Ultimate universe. The comic series Spider-Men generated a »

- Emma Withington

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Spider-Man Animated Movie Is the Miles Morales Story

18 January 2017 11:47 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans of the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man now have a reason to be very excited. During a recent presentation for Sony Pictures' upcoming slate of animated movies, the studio finally revealed details about their upcoming CG Spider-Man adventure. The most important detail the studio divulged is that Miles Morales, not Peter Parker, will indeed be the focus of this standalone adventure.

The event isn't being streamed to the public, but the Sony Pictures Twitter account has been posting updates from what they are calling Sony Animation Day. The account sent out a couple of updates related to next year's Spider-Man cartoon, which confirm Miles Morales, as well as some other details. Here is what they had to say about it.

"@PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr are bringing the Miles Morales story to the big screen in all-new animated stand-alone Spider-man feature. Experience the upcoming stand-alone animated Spider-man feature, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, »

- MovieWeb

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Miles Morales Confirmed For Sony's Animated Spider-man Movie As First Test Footage Screens

18 January 2017 10:04 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Sony has just officially confirmed that their still untitled animated Spider-Man feature will revolve around Miles Morales, not Peter Parker. The announcement was made during a presentation in La today, where the studio also debuted some test footage and concept art. Plus, though Bob Persichetti is still set to helm the picture, Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) has now come on board to co-direct. It's also been confirmed that this will be a standalone project, and won't be set in the same continuity as the main McU films. Written by Phil Lord and executive produced by Lord and Chris Miller, the animated Spider-Man movie is due to open December 21, 2018. .@PhilipLord and @ChrizMillr are bringing the Miles Morales story to the big screen in all-new animated stand-alone Spider-man feature. — Sony Pictures (@SonyPictures) January 18, 2017 Experience the upcoming stand-alone animated Spider-man feature, directed by Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, in theaters 12/21/18. »

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M Night Shyamalan interview: Split, non-conformity, creative freedom

16 January 2017 4:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jan 17, 2017

Writer-director M Night Shyamalan talks about his new film, Split, its making, themes and lots more...

Following the expensive Will Smith sci-fi vehicle After Earth in 2013, M Night Shyamalan returned two years later with lean, found-footage horror thriller, The Visit. Made for a tiny fraction of After Earth's investment, it marked something of a turning point for the writer-director: tense, quirky and at times blackly amusing, it was Shyamalan's lowest-budget film since the 90s, and also his most warmly received piece since 2002's Signs.

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The partnership between Shyamalan and prolific indie producer Jason Blum - who's also taken such filmmakers as Barry Levinson, James DeMonaco and Damien Chazelle under his creative wing - is clearly an effective one, since the two have reunited for another movie, Split.

Starring James McAvoy as an unpredictable kidnapper suffering from dissociative identity disorder, »

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