The Homeland star will voice Papa Smurf in the 2016 release, which will be fully animated rather than a hybrid of live-action and CG.
Sony Pictures Animation continues to expand its offerings as it prepares a “traditionally animated” TV series based on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
Sony Pictures Animation brings the Anchorman on board to produce an adaptation of the short-lived 1980s television series.
The movie is described as “a clever, heartfelt animated comedy about a girl who’s having the ultimate bad hair day.”
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn talk with Spinoff Online about moving from disaster-movie tropes to monster mayhem as they take the reins of the animated sequel.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 star Terry Crews talks with Spinoff Online about taking over the role of Earl from Mr. T, “foodimals,” and the kinds of jokes he just won’t do.
The full-length theatrical trailer for The Smurfs 2 shows Smurfette walking the line between good and evil with the Naughties, plus appearances by Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria.
During a weak weekend at the North American box office, Argo claimed to No. 1 spot, while Cloud Atlas, Fun Size and Chasing Mavericks saw disappointing openings.
Sony’s CGI0animated Hotel Transylvania won the weekend, opening at the North American box office a record-breaking $43 million, while the Sony co-production Looper scored second place and performed well in China.
Greg A. Larson, the creator of NBC’s short-lived Manimal, says Sony Pictures Animation’s planned big-screen adaptation will a tone “more of the spirit of Spider-Man.”