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Sony Pictures Animation
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Type Subsidiary
Industry Animated film industry
Founded May 9, 2002
Headquarters Culver City, California
Key people Kristine Belson
Owner Sony
Parent Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Animation is an American animated film production and distribution company owned by Sony Pictures, founded in May 9, 2002. It works closely with Sony Pictures Imageworks, which handles digital production. All theatrical releases are distributed worldwide by Columbia Pictures, and direct-to-video releases are distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

They are well known for their franchises Open Season, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Smurfs and Hotel Transylvania, and the Oscar nominated 2007 film Surf's Up.

Filmography

Feature films and Direct-to-Video films

Released films

# Title Release date
1 Open Season September 29, 2006
2 Surf's Up June 8, 2007
3 Open Season 2 September 24, 2008
4 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs September 18, 2009
5 Open Season 3 October 21, 2010
6 The Smurfs July 29, 2011
7 Arthur Christmas November 23, 2011
8 The Pirates! Band of Misfits April 27, 2012
9 Hotel Transylvania September 28, 2012
10 The Smurfs 2 July 31, 2013
11 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 September 27, 2013
12 Hotel Transylvania 2 September 25, 2015
13 Goosebumps October 16, 2015
14 Open Season 4: Scared Silly November 1, 2015
15 The Angry Birds Movie May 20, 2016
16 Surf's Up 2: WaveMania January 17, 2017
17 Smurfs: The Lost Village April 7, 2017
18 The Emoji Movie July 28, 2017
19 The Star November 17, 2017
20 Peter Rabbit February 9, 2018
21 Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation July 13, 2018
22 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween October 12, 2018
23 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse December 14, 2018
24 The Angry Birds Movie 2 August 14, 2019

Upcoming films

# Title Release date
25 Connected October 23, 2020
26 Wish Dragon November 6, 2020
27 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway January 2, 2021
28 Vivo June 4, 2021
29 Hotel Transylvania 4: Hawaiian Holiday August 6, 2021
30 Goosebumps 3: Book Madness October 15, 2021
31 World Traveled: Kimmy and Friends vs. Mad Scientist April 8, 2022
32 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3 July 9, 2022
33 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 October 7, 2022
34 The Emoji Movie 2 January 31, 2023
35 Dennis Of Hotel Transylvania June 27, 2023
36 Connected 2 March 27, 2024

Films in development

Title
How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
Secret Histories
Kazorn and the Unicorn
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Popeye
ALF
Manimal
Medusa
Superbago
Ghostbusters
Untitled Shannon Tindle film

Short films

# Title Release date
1 The ChubbChubbs! July 3, 2002
2 Early Bloomer May 9, 2003
3 Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run January 30, 2007
4 The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas August 8, 2007
5 The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol December 2, 2011
6 So You Want to Be a Pirate! August 28, 2012
7 Goodnight Mr. Foot October 26, 2012
8 The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow September 10, 2013
9 Super Manny October 2, 2013
10 Earl Scouts October 11, 2013
11 Steve's First Bath January 28, 2014
12 Attack of the 50-Foot Gummi Bear January 28, 2014
13 Puppy July 28, 2017
14 Flopsy Turvy March 30, 2018
15 Caught in a Ham March 19, 2019
16 Hair Love August 14, 2019
17 Live Stream November 12, 2019

Television series

# Title Premiere date End date Network
1 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series February 20, 2017 present Cartoon Network
2 Hotel Transylvania: The Television Series June 25, 2017 present Disney Channel
3 Ghostbusters: Ecto Force February 19, 2022 present Nickelodeon
4 The Emoji Movie: The Series June 31, 2022 present Netflix
5 Connected: The Series January 11, 2023 present Universal Kids

Accolades

Academy Awards

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2002 The ChubbChubbs! Best Animated Short Film Eric Armstrong Winner
2007 Surf's Up Best Animated Feature Ash Brannon and Chris Buck Nominated
2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord

Golden Globes

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Best Animated Feature Film Nominated
2011 Arthur Christmas
2012 Hotel Transylvania

Critics' Choice Awards

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Best Animated Feature Nominated
2011 Arthur Christmas

Kids' Choice Awards

Year Film Category Winner/Nominee(s) Result
2007 Open Season Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ashton Kutcher Nominated
2012 The Smurfs Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Katy Perry Won
2013 Hotel Transylvania Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Adam Sandler
2014 The Smurfs 2 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Nominated
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Katy Perry
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie
2016 Hotel Transylvania 2 Won
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Selena Gomez Nominated

Variants

  • Surf's Up (2007) - The logo fades into a scene with snowflakes.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) - The logo is black background.
  • Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015): After the logo, it's surrounded by mist.
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018): The Sony Pictures Animation logo fades out to white, and the blue letters "Celebrating 22 Years (2006-2018)" fades in white. This variant is expected to appear on Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as well.
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018): R.L. Stine (James Corden) sits onto the "A" in Animation.
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018): After the Columbia Pictures logo, it abruptly cuts in from black. Gene (from The Emoji Movie) is waving a sparkler and says "Sony Pictures Animation", then an Internet Troll (from The Emoji Movie) comes down and says, "YEAH! SONY PICTURES ANIMATION!", Firework fountains light up, which scares Gene. The water sprinklers go off, which douse the fountains, and Gene walks up to an Internet Troll, hugging him and giving him the sparkler. The New Sony Pictures Animation logo then glows to white and dims to the new black letters "Celebrating 22 Years (2006-2018)" fades in white, which continues into the extended Studio 8 logo.
  • Mario: You Like Retards (2020): the logo onto a mario sit on A the Animation
  • Frosty the Snowman (2020): Frosty the Snowman onto the "A" the "Animation".
  • The Emoji Holiday (2018) and The Tommy & Ruth Movie (2020): After the logo, the white background turns into snowy weather, The New Sony Pictures Animation logo freezes and dissolves into snow in only this christmas.
  • Gene Breaks the Internet: The Emoji Movie 2 (2019): The logo onto Gene sits on "A" the "Animation".
  • Mario: Be A Spaghetti (2020): The logo onto the "O" with Spaghetti
  • Tiny Tim (2020): With After the logo was surrounded by mist in only this christmas.
  • Thomas & Friends: The lsland of Halloween Engine (2020): Pumpkin onto the "I" the "Sony".
  • Pikmin (2020) - The logo, seems already finished, is getting carried by blue, purple and winged Pikmin.

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