Sony Pictures Animation

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Sony Pictures Animation is an American computer-animated movie production company. It is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The company was founded in June 1981. It is working closely with Sony Pictures Imageworks, which takes care of the digital production. Theatrical releases are distributed by Columbia Pictures, and direct-to-video releases are distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Their first movie Open Season was released on September 29, 2006, it's latest release was The Angry Birds Movie 2 on August 13, 2019, and it's next release being The Mitchells vs. The Machines on April 30, 2021, along with three direct-to-video sequels: Open Season 2 (released on September 24, 2008), Open Season 3 (released on October 21, 2010), and Open Season: Scared Silly (released on November 6, 2015). The studio's most successful movie to date is The Smurfs. However, its most critically acclaimed movie is Arthur Christmas, which was co-produced with Aardman Animations.


Feature Films[change | change source]

Title Release Date Co-production with Animation services
Open Season November 3, 2006 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Surf's Up July 13, 2007 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs October 23, 2009 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Smurfs September 2, 2011 The Kerner Entertainment Company Sony Pictures Imageworks
Arthur Christmas December 28, 2011 Aardman Animations Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Pirates! Band of Misfits June 1, 2012 Aardman Animations Double Negative
Hotel Transylvania November 2, 2012 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Smurfs 2 September 4, 2013 The Kerner Entertainment Company Sony Pictures Imageworks
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 November 1, 2013 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Hotel Transylvania 2 October 30, 2015 LStar Capital Sony Pictures Imageworks
Goosebumps November 20, 2015 LStar Capital Village Roadshow Pictures Original Film Scholastic Entertainment Moving Pictures Company
The Angry Birds Movie June 24, 2016 Rovio Animation Sony Pictures Imageworks
Smurfs: The Lost Village May 12, 2017 The Kerner Entertainment Company Wanda Pictures LStar Capital Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Emoji Movie September 1, 2017 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Star December 22, 2017 The Jim Henson Company Franklin Entertainment Walden Media Affirm Films Cinesite Studios
Peter Rabbit March 16, 2018 Olive Bridge Entertainment 2.0 Entertainment Screen Australia Screen NSW Animal Logic
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation August 17, 2018 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Goosebumps 2: Hunted Halloween November 16, 2018 Original Film Scholastic Entertainment Slivertongue Films Double Negative
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse December 21, 2018 Marvel Entertainment Arad Productions Pascal Pictures Lord Miller Productions Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Angry Birds Movie 2 August 13, 2019 Rovio Animation Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Mitchells vs. The Machines April 30, 2021 Lord Miller Productions Sony Pictures Imageworks
Vivo August 6, 2021 Laurence Mark Productions Sony Pictures Imageworks
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway August 6, 2021 Olive Bridge Entertainment 2.0 Entertainment Screen Australia Screen NSW Animal Logic
Hotel Transylvania 4 October 29, 2021 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks

Upcoming Films[change | change source]

Title Release Date Co-production with Animation services
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 November 11, 2022 Marvel Entertainment Sony Pictures Imageworks
Pippi & Equestria Girls 2024 Hasbro, Entertainment One, Nelvana, SF Studios WildBrain