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 May 2002. 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, along with two direct-to-video sequels: Open Season 2 (released on September 24, 2008) and Open Season 3 (released on October 21, 2010) and Open Season 4 scheduled to release in 2016. 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 September 29, 2006 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Surf's Up June 8, 2007 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs September 18, 2009 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Smurfs July 29, 2011 The Kerner Entertainment Company Sony Pictures Imageworks
Arthur Christmas November 23, 2011 Aardman Animations Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Pirates! Band of Misfits April 27, 2012 Aardman Animations Double Negative
Hotel Transylvania September 28, 2012 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Smurfs 2 July 31, 2013 The Kerner Entertainment Company Sony Pictures Imageworks
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 September 27, 2013 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Hotel Transylvania 2 September 25, 2015 LStar Capital Sony Pictures Imageworks
Goosebumps October 16, 2015 LStar Capital Village Roadshow Pictures Original Film Scholastic Entertainment Moving Pictures Company
The Angry Birds Movie May 20, 2016 Rovio Animation Sony Pictures Imageworks
Smurfs: The Lost Village April 7, 2017 The Kerner Entertainment Company Wanda Pictures LStar Capital Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Emoji Movie July 28, 2017 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Star November 17, 2017 The Jim Henson Company Franklin Entertainment Walden Media Affirm Films Cinesite Studios
Peter Rabbit February 9, 2018 Olive Bridge Entertainment 2.0 Entertainment Screen Australia Screen NSW Animal Logic
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation July 13, 2018 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Goosebumps 2: Hunted Halloween October 12, 2018 Original Film Scholastic Entertainment Slivertongue Films Double Negative
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse December 14, 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

Upcoming Films[change | change source]

Title Release Date Co-production with Animation services
The Mitchells vs. The Machines September 18, 2020 Lord Miller Productions Sony Pictures Imageworks
Vivo April 16, 2021 Laurence Mark Productions Sony Pictures Imageworks
Hotel Transylvania 4 December 21, 2021 N/A Sony Pictures Imageworks
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 April 8, 2022 Marvel Entertainment Sony Pictures Imageworks