Whenever a new animated movie from Pixar or DreamWorks is released, entertainment outlets jump at the chance to rank all of their movies. With the release of “The Emoji Movie” this weekend, Sony Pictures Animation is now up to 17 movies (13 theatrical, 4 direct-to-DVD) – just one fewer than Pixar. So I decided to […]
Wax your boards and be ready to duck as the sequel to one of the best animated films of the past decade comes direct to dvd. Director Henry Yu talks about the fun and challenges in bringing together “Surf’s Up” and the WWE in “Surf’s up 2: WaveMania”.
Nearly 10 years after Sony Pictures Animation released their Oscar-nominated penguin surfing mockumentary “Surf’s Up”, the studio has returned to Pen Gu Island – and brought some of the biggest WWE superstars with them – for the entertaining direct-to-DVD sequel, “Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania”. The opening few minutes recap the climactic events of the original […]
Feiss (the creator of “Cow & Chicken”) discusses continuing Sony Pictures Animation’s “Open Season” franchise with the new, fourth installment, “Scared Silly”. And Townsend, a Sony IT Guy, tells me about voicing Elliot and Mr. Weenie in his first movie.
Sony Pictures Animation is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its first feature, “Open Season”, by continuing the franchise with the enjoyably amusing, direct-to-DVD fourth installment – “Open Season: Scared Silly”. Director David Feiss (the creator of “Cow and Chicken”) was head of story on the original “Open Season”. He nicely brings much of the high […]
He invented “Dexter’s Laboratory” and brought Dracula and Frankenstein back to life with “Hotel Transylvania”. Now Genndy Tartakovsky returns for Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania 2”. In this LCJ Q&A, Tartakovsky discusses working with comedy legends Adam Sandler and Mel Brooks, raising the bar with this sequel and shares the wildest hotel experience of his […]