Theatrical releases are distributed by Columbia Pictures, and direct-to-video releases are distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sony Pictures Animation was created due to the success of ImageWorks' short animated film The ChubbChubbs!.
Its most successful movie to date is, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Sony Pictures Animation was established in May 2002 in order to enable Sony Pictures Entertainment to tap into CGI Movie scene and to develop characters, stories and movies that are best realized through digital production. Its first full feature film was Open Season; it was released in September 2006 and it became the studios #2 home entertainment film in 2007 and followed by two sequels: Open Season 2 and Open Season 3. Its second film, Surf's Up was released in June 2007. It was nominated for a Best Animated Feature Academy Award, and won two Annie Awards. SPA's most recent release, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, was released in September 2009, and was nominated for four Annie Awards including Best Animated Feature. The movie was also the first SPA movie in 3D.
They have also acquired the rights to Popeye and a children's book Muncle Trogg to produce animated films.
|3||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs||Template:Dts||$100,000,000||$243,006,126||86%||7.2|
|4||The Smurfs||July 29, 2011|
|5||Arthur Christmas||November 23, 2011|
|6||The Pirates: Bands of Misfits||April 27, 2012|
|3||Boog and Elliot's Midnight Bun Run||Template:Dts||4.8|
|4||The ChubbChubbs Save Xmas||Template:Dts||6.0|
|5||The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol||December 2011|
|6||How To Be A Pirate||2012|
|1||Open Season 2||Template:Dts||5.6|
|2||Open Season 3||Template:Dts||5.5|
|Hotel Transylvania||September 28, 2012|||
|The Smurfs 2||July 31, 2013|
|Johnny Test: The Movie||2013|
|Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers||February 7, 2014|
Films in developmentEdit
- Rollercoaster Tycoon
- Make My Own Monster
- Stephan Franck's Untitled Project
- Muncle Trogg
- How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack
- Instant Karma
- Harold and the Purple Crayon
- How to Live Forever
- Secret Histories
- Untitled David Sussman project
- Pooch Cafe
- Untitled Tonka Trucks project
- Kazorn and the Unicorn
- ↑ Theo, Leonard (2003-01-02). ""The ChubbChubbs"". CGSociety.org. Retrieved on 2010-11-06.
- ↑ Fritz, Ben (2006-07-31). "'Hotel' key to Sony toons". Variety. Retrieved on 2010-11-15.
- ↑ Finke, Nikki (2010-06-16). "Changing Release Dates: Sony Pics Sked". Deadline.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
- ↑ Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (2010-09-24). ""The Familiars" movie gets a director". The Familiars. Retrieved on 2010-10-04.