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Ho deciso di tenere aggiornata una lista di tutti i futuri film di animazione non Disney annunciati; ovviamente questo non significa che verranno fatti.
Se ritenete la cosa interessante, pregherei i moderatori di mettere la discussione in rilievo.
Ovviamente ne avrò dimenticati tanti... ogni suggerimento è ben accetto.
La distribuzione è quella americana.
I link riportati sono relativi alle notizie che annunciano il film.
Terrò cura di aggiornare la lista ogni volta che è necessario!


Paramount distributed

Monsters vs Aliens (3/27/09)
How to Train Your Dragon (3/26/10)
Shrek Forever After (aka Shrek Goes Fourth) (5/21/10)
Megamind (aka Oobermind aka Master Mind) (11/5/10)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (6/3/11)
Puss in Boots (11/4/11)
Madagascar 3 (6/8/12)
Rise of the Guardians (aka Guardians of Childhood) (11/2/12)
Fox distributed

The Croods (aka Crood Awakening) (3/22/13) http://hollywood-animated-films.suite101.c...crood_awakening
Turbo (7/19/13)

Mr Peebody & Sherman (3/7/14)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (6/13/14)
Penguins of Madagascar (11/26/14)

Home (3/27/15)

Kung Fu Panda 3 (1/29/2016)
Trolls (11/4/2016)

Boss Baby (3/10/17)
Captain Underpants (6/12/17)

Universal Distributed

Larrikins (2/16/2018)
How to Train Your Dragon 3 (6/29/2018)

Everest (9/27/19)

Tibet Code (2015) probabilmente solo per il mercato cinese
Captain Underpants

Announced (TBA)
Madagascar 4
Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves
The Croods 2 (12/22/2017) cancelled
Mumbai Musical
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Me and My Shadow
Fright Diner
Pig Scrolls
Imaginary Enemies
Flawed Dogs
Hot Stuff the Little Devil
Felix the Cat
Shadow-Themed Animated Film

Fox Animation

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (11/13/09)
The Eagle Huntress

Blue Sky

Ice Age 3:Dawn of the Dinosaurs (6/30/09)
Rio (4/8/11)
Ice Age 4 - Continental Drift (7/13/2012)
Epic (5/17/2013)
Rio 2 (4/11/2014)
The Peanuts (11/6/2015)
Ice Age 5 - Collision Course (7/22/2016)
The Story of Ferdinand (12/22/17)
The Anubis Tapestry (3/23/18)
Mr. Men
King Kong
Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Sony Picture Animation
All Sony distributed
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (9/18/09)
Hotel Transilvania (9/21/2012)
The Smurfs (8/3/2011)
The Smurfs 2 (8/2/2013)
Cloudy 2 - Revenge of the Leftovers (9/27/2013)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (9/25/2015)
Angry Birds (5/20/16) (Rovio Entertainment produced/Sony distributed)
Sausage Party (8/12/16) (Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc, Sony distributed)
Get Smurfy (3/31/2017)
The Lamb (12/8/2017)
Hotel Transylvania 3 (9/21/2018)
Animated Spiderman (12/21/2018)
Surf's Up 2

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Can You Imagine?
The Familiars
Pickles to Pittsburgh
Rollercoaster Tycoon
The Familiars
Untitled David Reynolds project
Muncle Trogg
Pooch Cafè
Kazorn & The Unicorn


Arthur Christmas (CGI co-produced with Sony Pictures Imageworks. Sony distributed) (1/23/2011)1
Pirates! Band of Misfits (stop-motion Sony distributed) (3/30/2012)
Shaun the Sheep

Studio Ghibli

The Borrowers (Disney distributed) (2/17/2012)(Karigurashi no Arrietty)
From up on Poppy Hill (GKids distributed) (3/15/2013)
The Wind Rises (Disney distributed) (2/21/2014)
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (GKids distributed)
When Marnie Was There

Porco Rosso: The Last Sortie


Coraline (2/6/09) (stop-motion Focus Distributed)
Paranorman (8/17/12) (stop-motion Focus Distributed)
The Boxtrolls (9/26/2014) (aka Here Be Monsters!
Kubo And The Two Strings (8/19/16)
Jack and Ben (CGI)
The Wall and the Wing
Little White Lie


Astroboy (10/23/09) (Summit distributed)
Gatchaman (2010)
- cancelled
Tusker - cancelled
Cat Tale - cancelled
Tetsujin 28 - cancelled

Illumination Entertainment
All Universal distributed
Despicable Me (7/11/2010)
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (3/2/2012)
Despicable Me 2 (7/2/2013) (7/10/2015)
Sing (12/21/2016)
Despicable Me 3 (6/30/17)
How the Grinch Stole the Christmas (11/9/18)
Pets 2 (7/3/19)
Minions 2 (7/3/20)
Sing 2 (12/25/20)

Untitled Jack Black Cryptozoology Movie
The Addams Family
Curious George Sequel
Ugly Doll Movie
Woody Woodpecker
Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Cat In The Hat’


Bunyan & Babe (MGM distributed)
Hero of Color City

Jim Henson Co.

Monster Safari
Pinocchio (stop motion)
Frog And Toad
Which Witch

Warner Animation

Storks (9/23/2016)

Animal Logic

Guardians of Ga'Hoole (9/24/2010) (Animal Logic produced, Warner Bros distributed)
Happy Feet 2 in 3D (11/28/2011) (Animal Logic produced, Warner Bros distributed)
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D (Animal Logic produced, Fox distributed) (12/20/2013) (
The Lego Movie (Animal Logic produced, Warner Bros distributed) (2/7/2014)
The LEGO Batman Movie (2/10/2017)
Ninjago (9/22/2017) (Animal Logic produced, Warner Bros distributed)
The Lego Movie 2 (5/18/2018) (Animal Logic produced, Warner Bros distributed)
Betty Boop Movie

The Jetsons

Crest Animation (Lionsgated distributed)

Alpha and Omega (9/17/2010)
Norm of the North (1/15/2016)


Un Monstre à Paris (Natale 2011)
The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Vanguard Animation

Alien Band: The Battle of the Bands Just Got Ugly
City of Dragons
Atomic Circus
Oz Wars

Starz Animation Toronto

9 (9/9/09)(Starz Animation produced, Focus distributed)
Gnomeo and Juliet (Starz Animation and Touchstone produced, Disney distributed) (2/11/2011)

Digital Domain Media Group's Tradition Studios

[s]The Legend of Tembo shut down[/s] - cancelled

Weta Digital

The Adventures of Tin-Tin - Secret of the Unicord (12-23-2011)
The Adventures of Tin-Tin 2


Rango (3-18-2011)

Paramount Animation

Spongebob Squarepants 2 (2/6/2015)
The Little Prince (3/18/2016)
Sherlock Gnomes (1/12/2018)
SpongeBob SquarePants 3 (2/8/2019)
Amusement Park (4/22/2019)

Reel Fx

Free Birds (11/1/2013) (Relativity distributed)
Book of Life (10/10/14) (Fox distributed)
Beasts of Burden (Reel FX / Walden Media)
W.I.S.H. Police
Rock Dog
Kung Fu Space Western

Rainbow CGI

Gladiatori di Roma

ToonBox Entertainment /Redrover Co, Ltd

The Nut Job (1/17/2014) (Open Road distributed) (17/1/2014)
The Nut Job 2 (Open Road distributed)


Battle for Terra (5/1/09) (MeniThings LLC, Snoot Entertainment produced, Lionsgate distributed)
Planet 51 (11/20/2009) (Ilion Animation produced, Sony distributed)
The Illusionist (12/25/2010) (Ink Digital produced/Sony Pictures distributed)
Hoodwinked Two - Good vs Evil (4-29-2011) (Kanbar produced, Weinstein distributed)
Escape from Planet Earth (Weinstein distributed) (2/13/2013)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (5/9/2014)
Ratchet & Clank (4/29/2106)) (Focus Distributed/Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment)
Blazing Samurai (Mass Animation/Open Road) (4/14/17)

Others TBD

Around the World in 50 Years (nWave's Brussels produced)
Foodfight! (Lionsgate distributed) (DVD only)
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Toonz Entertainment produced, Hyde Park distributed)
The Wizard of Oz (Action Synthese produced)
High in the Clouds (Unique Features produced, Warner Bros distributed)
Septimus Heap: Magyk (Warner distributed)
Rats of NIMH (Paramount distributed)
Tarzan CGI 3D (Constantin Films)
The Little Prince (Gallic S3D produced)
Nerds (Rocket Pictures)
The Prophet
Bolivar (Warner distributed)
Night of the Living
Deep (Valve Corporation)
The Jungle Book (DQ Entertainment Ireland Ltd)
The Great Migration (CMI Entertainment)
Ballerina (Gaumont/Quad)
The Addams Family (MGM)
Robodog (Marza Animation Planet Inc.)
Santapprentice (Weinstein distributed) (url=""][/url]
The Trick or Treaters (Weinstein distributed)
Leo the Lion (Weinstein distributed)
Sly Cooper (Rainmaker Entertainment)
Yellowbird (TeamTo)
Kong (Aquamen Entertainment)
'Bremen Town Musicians (Luxor Entertainment)
HenchMen (Bron Studios)
Noah's Ark
My Little Pony
Playmobil - The Movie
Asterix:Land of the Gods (Mikros Image)
Underdogs (Prana Studios/Weinstein) (8/14/15)
accontentato leo
winnie & pimpi
quanti progetti Dreamworks! wacko.gif
Prince Philip
Io voglio vedere THE SMURFS wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif con il malvagio Gargamella diavoletto.gif diavoletto.gif diavoletto.gif
bellissima questa lista! grazie scissor!

comunque si sa niente, invece, dei prossimi progetti dello Studio Ghibli?? smile.gif
CITAZIONE (Hiroe @ 29/4/2009, 19:57) *
bellissima questa lista! grazie scissor!

comunque si sa niente, invece, dei prossimi progetti dello Studio Ghibli?? smile.gif

Purtroppo di animazione giapponese non ne so nulla... sfortunatamente i siti americano non riportano queste news...
Mi informerò in qualche modo!
sisi capisco la difficoltà, non c'è problema! dopotutto vorrebbe dire che qualcuno sappia tradurre facilmente dal giapponese senza problemi.... un pò complicato...
Bunyan & Babe (Exodus Film Group Produced, MGM distributed)

MGM to Distribute the Animated Bunyan & Babe
Source: MGM
May 7, 2009

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Exodus Film Group announced today that Bunyan & Babe, Exodus' new animated feature film, will be distributed in North America by MGM. The announcement was made by Exodus CEO, John Eraklis and Erik Lomis, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution, Home Entertainment & Acquisitions for MGM.

Bunyan & Babe is a modern take on the folk story of legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan (John Goodman) and his sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox, who work with two adventurous kids to rescue their town from the evil clutches of a demented property developer (Kelsey Grammer).

"What Exodus has with 'Bunyan & Babe' is a new spin on a classic story. It is always a pleasure working with a company that is making this type of accessible family entertainment and we look forward to distributing this film," commented Lomis.

"'Bunyan & Babe' will bring to life this classic American character and introduce him to a whole new generation of movie-goers in a unique and original way," added Eraklis. "MGM demonstrated themselves to be a good partner on our last feature release and we are happy to be working alongside them again on this film."

Bunyan & Babe was written by Michael A. Nickles & Julia A. Wall and co-directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and three-time Academy Award® winner Jim Rygiel ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy for Best Visual Effects). Eraklis and Exodus Film Group President Max Howard are producing.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Toonz Entertainment produced, Hyde Park distributed)

Hyde Park to distribute Toonz' Santa Clause animation film
Story By: Team updated on: 12/11/08

Mumbai: Singapore based Toonz Entertainment, which owns the Indian animation studio Toonz Animation India, has entered into an agreement with Gang of 7 Animation USA and Hyde Park Entertainment USA to produce a CGI (computer graphic imagery) animated feature film The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

It may be recalled that was the first to report about Toonz Animation beginning production on The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus in February this year.

Based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum, the creator of The Wizard of Oz, the movie chronicles the life of Santa Claus from an infant to an adult. Along the way, Santa embarks on a hero's journey through an enchanted realm and into a confrontation with the heart of evil, ultimately revealing the origin of the world's best-loved Christmas legend.

The film will be directed by Tom Tataranowicz, Rich Arons and Dick Sebast and has a supporting team of artists who have worked on pictures such as Finding Nemo, The Lion King, and Iron Giant.

The project is currently in pre-production, with production set to commence in November at the Toonz Animation Studio in India. The movie is expected to be released in time for Christmas, 2010. Hyde Park will distribute the picture internationally and share North American rights with G7 Animation.

"This is our first CGI theatrical feature and it's a great moment for us. We at Toonz look forward to this challenging opportunity which would test our creative talents, and anticipate an exciting and quality production," said Toonz Group CEO P.Jayakumar.

"I grew up watching The Wizard of Oz. It's wonderful to bring this classic origin story of Santa Claus to the screen, particularly this novel from such an amazing writer," Hyde Park CEO Ashok Amritraj said.

"Amazingly enough, this is the first time an origin story, explaining Santa Claus and all the Christmas traditions, has ever come to the screen. We are very pleased to bring this exciting fantasy to...
The Wizard of Oz (Action Synthese produced)

This is the first time I have heard about a new Wizard of OZ film. It was just announced yesterday that John Boorman is set as its director. But, it looks like he has been helping to develop it for some time now. Action Synthese is the studio that is going to do the CGI work on the film. So far things are looking pretty good. The designs are very friendly and have an interesting style.

The Wonderful ‘Wizard of OZ’ is not a remake of the first film but it sounds like it is going to be a very solid version of the novel by Franck L. Baum. John Boorman seems to have a very strong respect to both the book and the classic movie. Below the pic is a statement he put out on Action Synthese website.

Qualcuno potrebbe mettere in rielevo la discussione visto che la aggiorno spesso?
Grazie smile.gif
Prince Philip
Un'altro Oz???? eheheh.gif eheheh.gif eheheh.gif
Annunciato nuovo progetto Bluesky

20th Century Fox Animation has greenlit Blue Sky Studios' 3-D digital animated film Rio, which centers on a nerdy macaw who leaves the comforts of his cage in small-town Minnesota and heads to Rio de Janeiro.

Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age: The Meltdown) will direct.

Chris Jenkins (Surf's Up) and Bruce Anderson (Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!) will produce the film, which will be released by 20th Century Fox on April 8, 2011.
io voglio vedere il mago di oz smile.gif ma quando esce?
CITAZIONE (GasGas @ 13/5/2009, 20:07) *
io voglio vedere il mago di oz smile.gif ma quando esce?

Anche io sono curiosissimo!
Non ho idea della data di uscita... credo che non abbia neanche una distribuzione americana... figuriamoci la data...Sarà acquistato a produzione terminata.
Around the World in 50 Years (nWave's Brussels produced)

StudioCanal and Universal Music Group (UMG) announced today a partnership for the upcoming 3D animated feature, Around the World in 50 Years.

As part of this agreement, UMG will handle all North American theatrical, DVD, television and non-theatrical rights to the movie. Moreover, UMG will also handle the soundtrack album on a global basis.

The film, "a buddy movie with turtles for the 21st century," is directed by Ben Stassen (Fly Me to the Moon) and is being produced at nWave's Brussels studio.

The announcement of the deal follows straight after the film's presentation to an exclusive, invitation-only audience at Cannes, as part of the international sales rollout. The presentation - which included almost 15 minutes of spectacular "immersion" 3D footage - was crafted and presented by former Dreamworks marketing executive, Peter Dunne who has signed on as an animation consultant for Studio Canal.

Olivier Courson, CEO of StudioCanal, said, "I am delighted about this partnership. We first approached our sister company Universal Music Group about the soundtrack which is so critical for an animated film, but Doug Morris (Chairman & CEO) was so enthusiastic that he decided not only to come on board for the music but also to become our partner for US distribution. We never even took the film to the market. This movie is another important step in our international production: 3D animation. We are happy to have partners within the Vivendi group who can bring together such a strong and diverse team of creative and marketing talent which this project deserves."

Doug Morris commented, "When Jolene Cherry (Senior Vice President of A&R, Universal Records) first brought the film to my attention, I realized what a true gem it is. It combines the most innovative technology available today with great story-telling to convey an important environmental message. We are thrilled to be working with Olivier and his team on this important project."

The soundtrack album to the movie will be created by Ms. Cherry and Vincent Herbert.

Rodolphe Buet, EVP International Distribution for StudioCanal, stated, "We are thrilled to have secured such a great home for 'Around the World in 50 Years.' We have long recognized that international success in family entertainment relies on a great US release, and this deal allows us to begin work right away with our partners in putting together a first-class marketing, licensing and promotional campaign for the film."

Harold Van Lier, StudioCanal's EVP, International Sales added, "With such a strong commitment from our US partner, and our own distribution in the major part of Europe, our sales campaign has got off to a really strong start, and I'm confident that we will secure our other distribution partners very quickly."

Around the World in 50 Years will be released in North America and internationally in Q4 2010.
La Dreamworks ha annunciato tutti i suoi film fino al 2012.
Da notare che ha aumentato la produzione per un totale di 5 film ogni 2 anni (un anno 3 film e uno 2, alternati).

DreamWorks Animation's Slate Through 2012!
Source: Variety
May 28, 2009

Variety reports that DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will unveil the company's slate through late 2012 for the investment community in New York today, revealing five original projects and a handful of franchise follow-ups. All will be produced in 3-D.

How to Train Your Dragon is written and directed by Chris Sanders and Den DeBlois. It stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera and Johan Hill. Set in the world of Vikings and dragons, it centers on an awkward teen who befriends an injured dragon. Look for "Dragon" on March 26, 2010.

2010 will also bring a fourth installment in the "Shrek" series (now titled Shrek Forever After). The film, scheduled for a release on May 21, 2010, is directed by Mike Mitchell.

Among the highlights of today's presentation is the new title for "Master Mind"--Oobermind--for which Robert Downey Jr. will voice a supervillain who finds life a little dull after vanquishing good-guy rival Metro Man. The superhero-themed film, based on a spec script from Ben Stiller's Red Hour Films, will open Nov. 5, 2010. Tina Fey also voices a character.

The following year brings two projects. For the first, the company confirmed signing Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman for Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom, due out June 3, 2011. Longtime story executive Jennifer Yuh Nelson makes her feature directorial debut.

In its Nov. 4 slot, DreamWorks Animation has The Guardians, turning to a not-yet-published book series from children's literature-to-animation titan William Joyce, whose work has previously inspired Disney's Meet the Robinsons and Rolie Polie Olie. Jeff Lynch is attached to direct the film, which unites characters every child knows — Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman — to defend the world from a Bogeyman-like villain.

2012 gets crowded once again, as Puss in Boots imagines events before the popular character's appearance in Shrek 2, while introducing all-new characters. Antonio Banderas returns, and Salma Hayek will lend her voice to love interest Kitty. Shrek the Third helmer Chris Miller is onboard to direct, with the film slated for March 30, 2012.

Just two months later, Madagascar helmer Eric Darnell offers up a third installment in the zoo-break series, which would relocate the critters from Africa to Europe via a traveling circus.

Katzenberg has staked out a third date that fall, Nov. 12, for an original feature, to be chosen from a trio of projects currently in development.

The first option, caveman comedy The Croods, from directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, was once intended to be an Aardman collaboration. Another, Truckers, is derived from Terry Pratchett's "The Bromeliad Trilogy," with Simon Beaufoy adapting a story of miniature creatures stuck living in a department store.

Damaschke also cited a third option, tentatively titled "Super Secret Ghost Project," that asks what ghosts think about humans.

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Monster Safari (Jim Henson Co. produced)

Writers go on Safari for Henson

Sunday, June 07, 2009
By: Thomas J. Mclean

The Jim Henson Co. has hired Craig Zobel and Matt Chapman to write the script for Monster Safari, a stop-motion animation film.

A trio of directors — Mark Caballero, Chris Finnegan and Seamus Walsh — also have been signed on for the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is about monsters who come out of hiding and have to be saved from game hunters by bumbling crypto-zoologists. The project began as a short film from Screen Novelties that attracted the attention of execs at Henson.

Zobel and Chapman similarly earned the gig based on a spec script the pair was shoppiong around. The duo, along with Chapman’s brother Mike, started an animation website called
The Familiars (Sony Pictures Animation)

Sony Pictures Animation Picks Up The Familiars
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
June 11, 2009

Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights to "The Familiars," an upcoming children's fantasy book series written by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Sam Raimi and Josh Donen are in negotiations to produce via their Stars Road Entertainment. Epstein and Jacobson also will write the script.

The series is said to offer a franchise set in a compelling world rich in detail. The first book follows three young wizard apprentices who, after being whisked away to an evil kingdom by a nefarious queen, must rely on their animal companions -- an alley cat, a blue jay and a tree frog -- to escape.
Il progetto DreamWorks che prima era noto come "Super Secret Ghost Project" ora ha un nome e si chiama "Boo U."
Ecco un abbozzo di trama.

DreamWorks attending 'Boo U.'
Untitled ghost project aimed at a 2012 release

By Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit

June 18, 2009, 11:00 PM ET
DreamWorks Animation must be spooked.

The studio is pushing forward with a new untitled ghost project that is competing for a fourth-quarter 2012 release slot.

The project, referred to internally as "Boo U.," recently picked up writer Jon Vitti ("The Simpsons Movie"), who will pen the screenplay. The story line centers on a ghost who is bad at his job and must return to ghost school.

The project will be directed by Tony Leondis ("Igor") and executive produced by Gil Netter and Courtney Pledger.

Another ghost-centric film, referred to as "Freakers," was being written by Joe Syracuse & Lisa Addario ("Surf's Up") and centers on a ghost story told from the ghosts' point of view, in their world. That project is no longer active.

A third ghost-related story idea is in the pitch stage.

In late May, DWA CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, whose contract recently was extended to 2013, said a "supersecret ghost project" was on the books for a potential late-2012 slot. "Boo U." is that project.

"Puss in Boots" (March 30) and a third "Madagascar" movie (May) also are slated for release in 2012. The ghost picture would hit theaters Nov. 12, unless the caveman comedy "The Croods" or the Terry Pratchett adaptation "Truckers" makes the cut instead.

Katzenberg has mandated that all future projects will be made in the 3D format. The studio's most recent 3D release, "Monsters vs. Aliens," has grossed $362 million worldwide.

Vitti has been a writer and producer on "Saturday Night Live," "The Larry Sanders Show," "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill." He also worked as a story consultant and writer on "Ice Age," "Robots," "Ice Age: The Meltdown," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Horton Hears a Who!" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel," which hits theaters Christmas Day.

Leondis, repped by WME and Anonymous Content, has worked on the animated films "The Prince of Egypt," "The Road to El Dorado" and "Home on the Range."
Ripesco questo articolo di un pò di tempo fa che annunciava i prossimi progetti della Laika (la società dietro Coraline).
Molti di questi progetti sono in fase di stallo per via di mancati finanziamenti.
Tuttavia il buon successo commerciale e di critica di Coraline fa ben sperare:

Laika unveils development slate
Phil Knight's animation studio readies 'Coraline'
Jun. 23, 2008

Laika's first toon, 'Coraline,' centers on a girl who happens upon a dark alternative world.
'Here Be Monsters!' book

Phil Knight, whose Nike empire gives him an estimated worth of $7.9 billion, is bringing his muscle to showbiz, with ambitious plans for his Portland, Ore., animation studio to partner with a Hollywood major in a slate of toons.

Laika, which does both CG and stop-motion features, was created when Knight stepped in to buy the former Will Vinton Studios, famous for the California Raisins, after the company had fallen on hard times.

This fall the company is wrapping production on its first feature, the stop-motion "Coraline," helmed by Laika supervising director Henry Selick ("The Nightmare Before Christmas").

Laika is financing the film, based on the book by Neil Gaiman, with Focus Features to distribute. It is skedded for wide release beginning Feb. 6, 2009.

Lead animator on "Coraline" and head of animation for Laika is Travis Knight, son of the Nike founder. Travis Knight was already working as an animator at Vinton when his father bought the company and rebranded it.

Now, Laika is taking out three pitches, any one of which could be its next project. Ultimately, it may produce all three:

* "Here Be Monsters!" from the books by Alan Snow, is a steampunk-flavored story set in a fantasy version of 1850s London. The hero is a 12-year-old who's grown up in an underground world beneath the city that is full of monsters but must find his way in the world when he moves to the surface to live like a normal boy.

British writer Irena Brignell is penning the script; Antony Stacchi ("Open Season") would direct.

Stacchi calls the project "Dickensian" and "Python-esque." It could be either CG or stop-motion.

* "Jack and Ben," an original for CG animation, revolves around brother bluebirds who get into a dangerous road-rally-style race to Florida along the north-south migration route. Barry Cook ("Mulan") would direct, David Skelly is writing and Ric Sluiter ("Lilo & Stitch") is art director.

"What 'Finding Nemo' did under the water, we want to do in the air," said Fiona Kenshole, VP of development acquisitions for Laika.

Cook said the project features quirky characters inspired by the real-life Gumball Rally road race.

* "Paranorman," an original idea by "Coraline" story chief Chris Butler, concerns a small town under a secret curse. Only a 13-year-old boy can keep the town from being overrun by zombies, but no one will listen to him.

Pic could be stop-motion or CG. Butler is writer and co-director. The project is being developed under Selick's close supervision.

For "Coraline," Laika put up the entire production budget of $50 million-$70 million. For all three pitches, however, the company is seeking 50-50 partnerships.

Kenshole said Laika is looking for a niche that is edgier than that of most of its competish, while still being commercial.

"We're to the left of Pixar and to the right of 'Nightmare Before Christmas,' " Kenshole told Daily Variety.
More than one option

"There's a lot of people moving into animation, and what they do is copycat. The world isn't waiting for another Pixar and another DreamWorks. We want a slate that's uniquely ours, that hits the four quadrants and is commercial, but is really, really strong, based on good storytelling."

Laika is also well into development on three more projects to be pitched in future months:

* "The Wall and the Wing," adapted by "Lost" co-creator Jeffrey Lieber from the novel by Laura Ruby. Story is about a parallel contemporary Manhattan where everyone can fly except one girl -- but she can make herself invisible.

* An untitled comedy-adventure story based on a young-adult trilogy. Dick Clement and Ian La Franais ("The Commitments," "Flushed Away") are penning the script. Courtney Pledger and Sarah Radclyffe are attached as producers.

* An original story about the origins of Halloween by Selick and John Carls. Carls ("Open Season") is producing.

Phil Knight is "in this for the long run," said Nike vet and Laika CEO Dale Wahl. "One thing that points to his commitment is the fact that he went out and bought some land for a Laika campus."

The company expects to break ground later this year on that 30-acre campus in Tualitin, Ore. Designed by the same architects as the Nike campus, it will bring the CG and stop-motion operations together, though the company's commercials division, House, will likely remain closer to downtown Portland.

Laika now employs approximately 550 people, with some 100 in the House division.
High in the Clouds (Unique Features produced, Warner Bros distributed)

Animated feature "High in the Clouds" is an adaptation of a children's book written by McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. The film will be directed by Rob Minkoff and adapted by Caroline Thompson. The book, about a squirrel's quest to find an animal sanctuary, marks McCartney's largest involvement in an animated pic since the Beatles frontman was part of 1968's "Yellow Submarine."
Happy Feet 2 in 3D (28/11/2011) (Animal Logic produced, Warner Bros distributed)

The studio has also nailed a date down for George Miller’s sequel to Happy Feet which we first learned about in August of last year. The movie, tentatively titled Happy Feet 2 in 3D will hit theaters on November 18th 2011. Hopefully they leave the live-action human characters out of the next installment.
Guardians of Ga'Hoole

Zack Snyder to Direct Guardians
Source: Variety
April 14, 2008

Zack Snyder (300, upcoming Watchmen) is set to direct Guardians of Ga'Hoole, an animated feature film based on the series of children's books by Kathryn Lasky.

Village Roadshow is making the film and Warner Bros. will distribute.

The film is set in the Forest of Tyto, where Barn Owls live in peace until their kingdom is threatened by an evil that could destroy their home.

The script was written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart) and John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World). The pic will be produced by Zareh Nalbandian, with Donald DeLine, Deborah Snyder and Lionel Wigram executive producing.

The intention is to execute in Sydney, Australia, through Animal Logic, which worked with Village Roadshow and WB on Happy Feet. The film is on a fast track and is likely to be ready by 2009 or 2010.

Septimus Heap: Magyk (Warner distributed)

David Frankel to direct 'Septimus'
Rosenfelt set to produce animated fantasy project
David Frankel

David Frankel ("Marley & Me") will direct animated fantasy project "Septimus Heap: Magyk" in a development deal, with Rob Lieber adapting for Warner Bros.

Karen Rosenfelt, who worked with Frankel on "Marley" and "The Devil Wears Prada," is producing through her Sunswept Entertainment banner.

Warner acquired bigscreen rights to "Septimus," Angie Sage’s seven-book series, two years ago. "Septimus Heap: Magyk" revolves around two babies switched at birth, a boy who’s the seventh son of a seventh son and a girl destined to be a princess.

Brit author Sage, who wrote the series for HarperCollins, is exec producing. The first book, "Septimus Heap: Magyk," was published in 2005, and three others have since been published, with the fifth, "Syren," due out in September.

Frankel is repped by WME and Industry Entertainment; Lieber’s repped by UTA and Anonymous Content
Alien Band: The Battle of the Bands Just Got Ugly (Vanguard Animation produced)

Williams ramps up the live-action part of his business as Vanguard Animation goes into production with "Space Chimps 3D," a sequel to Vanguard's 2008 film. The sequel will go straight to DVD in the U.S. through Fox and be released theatrically overseas. Vanguard Animation is also ramping up its next animated feature with "Alien Band: The Battle of the Bands Just Got Ugly."

Scripted by Allan Piper and Chris Pearson ("The Enthusiasts"), "Alien Band" is a comedy about a garage band from a backwater planet that enters an intergalactic Battle of the Bands contest. Former Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart is putting together established rock bands that will provide the tunes for the bands in competition. Stewart will be executive producer and music producer, and Williams is finalizing the film's financing.
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are turning the Dr. Seuss book "The Lorax" into a 3-D CG animated feature, reports Variety.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax will be co-directed by Chris Renaud and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, with Paul & Daurio writing the script.

"The Lorax" is narrated by a greedy entrepreneur who, despite warnings from the tree-loving Lorax, strips a forest of its stock of Truffula trees to manufacture clothing. The results are catastrophic as all the animals leave and nothing's left.

The picture is targeted for a March 2, 2012, release, which falls on the birthday of Theodor Geisel, who died in 1991.
Rats of NIMH

Paramount is developing a feature version of Robert C. O'Brien's award-winning children's tale "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH," says The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Neil Burger (The Illusionist) is in talks to write the screenplay, and former Walden executive Cary Granat is on board to produce.

The film would be the second theatrical go-round for the book, which MGM brought to the screen in 1982 as the animated The Secret of NIMH, directed by Don Bluth.

The story centers on a mouse -- the titular Mrs. Frisby, re-named Mrs. Brisby in the MGM movie -- faced with a crisis when her son falls ill and she must move her family to escape a farmer's plow.

Mrs. Frisby enlists a group of former lab rats, whom she soon discovers run a highly evolved society, who possess advanced technologies and divide labor in the manner of a human community.

Leaf Men

Wedge turns over new 'Leaf' at Fox
Blue Sky Studios to produce feature toon
Chris Wedge

The development comes after a fascinating tug-of-war over the project between Fox, Blue Sky Studios co-founder Wedge and Disney-based animation rival Pixar.

"Leaf Men," an adaptation of the William Joyce illustrated children's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs," was originally set at Fox Animation by Wedge, his "Robots" cohort Joyce and screenwriter Jim Hart.

Wedge at some point got the studio's blessing to find a new home for the picture. He turned to Pixar. Wedge has a close relationship with the label's topper, John Lasseter, dating back to their beginnings on "Tron."

Disney and Pixar jumped and got as far as thinking they had a deal with Wedge. But when they moved to close with Fox on the project's underlying rights, Pixar, Wedge and his UTA reps were surprised to discover that Fox wasn't letting go of "Leaf Men" after all.

A Fox spokesman would not comment on the back and forth with Pixar, saying only that Fox Animation has now greenlit the film and is glad that Wedge remains in the studio fold.

The "Leaf Men" book focuses on a troop of bugs that try to save a garden and need to battle an evil spider queen. The bugs turn to the mythical Leaf Men to help them.

Sources in the animation community who followed Wedge's near move to Pixar said it would have been unusual to see him spend the next several years making an animated film for a rival, since he's so closely identified with Blue Sky and its role in making Fox a family film powerhouse.

But Wedge -- who directed the original Oscar-winning "Ice Age" and then "Robots" -- has been focused on his own directing career for some time, developing such live-action projects as "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" at Warner Bros. Blue Sky has a strong bench of directors topped by Carlos Saldanha, who co-directed the second and third "Ice Age" films, and who is prepping Blue Sky's next major animated effort, "Rio."

Fox and EA Adapting Spore Game
October 2, 2009

20th Century Fox has teamed up with Electronic Arts to turn the publisher's popular "Spore" game into an animated creature feature, with Chris Wedge (Ice Age) attached to direct.

Greg Erb and Jason Oremland, who penned Disney's upcoming The Princess and the Frog and Ben Stiller pic The Return of King Doug at Paramount, will write the script for the movie. It will be produced as a CG-animated toon by EA and Blue Sky Studios.

In the game, which was released in September 2008, players create their own creatures and the worlds they live in and share them with other gamers to create an overall universe.

"I'm always looking for unique worlds to go to in animation," Wedge said. "From every perspective -- visually, thematically and comedically -- the world of 'Spore' provides the potential to put something truly original on the screen."

Last week, the Fox locked down the animated film Leaf Men for Wedge to direct and Blue Sky to produce.

Lindsay-Abaire Writing The Guardians
November 3, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (upcoming Spider-Man 4) will adapt DreamWorks Animation's The Guardians, based on the upcoming series of children's books by William Joyce. The film will be directed by Peter Ramsay, and Joyce will co-direct.

Lindsay-Abaire was Tony-nominated for writing the book and lyrics to "Shrek the Musical."

The Guardians are a group of iconic figures sworn to protect children from the forces of evil. Their ranks include Santa Claus, Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny and the Man in the Moon.

DreamWorks Animation is targeting a November 2, 2012 release.

Interessante intervista a Selick che ha da poco lasciato la Laika.

Peter Ramsey to Direct DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Guardians’

Wed, Nov 4, 2009

3D Animation Projects, Animated Movies, Animation Business, Animation News

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced that Peter Ramsey, director of the Company’s hit Halloween special, “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space,” is set to direct “The Guardians,” (working title) the previously announced film based on “The Guardians of Childhood,” a series of highly anticipated children’s books by William Joyce. Pulitzer Prize winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire has signed on to write the script.

In addition to directing “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space,” Ramsey served as Head of Story on DreamWorks Animation’s “Monsters vs. Aliens” and has served as a storyboard artist on a number of live action feature films. Lindsay-Abaire was most recently nominated for a Tony Award® for his Book and Lyrics for “Shrek The Musical.” His Pulitzer Prize winning play, “The Rabbit Hole” has been made into a feature film, for which he wrote the script.

The project will be produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein and executive produced by Michael Siegel, Joyce’s manager. DreamWorks Animation acquired the property from Reel FX where the characters and the world of “The Guardians of Childhood” were developed in a partnership with William Joyce. Joyce will also serve as co-director. DreamWorks Animation’s “The Guardians” (working title) is scheduled to be released on November 2, 2012.

“The Guardians of Childhood” is a multi-story saga detailing the adventures of the immortal Guardians, who are sworn to protect children from the forces of evil. The books will be published as a series that features Joyce’s distinctive illustrations and chronicles the origins of several childhood mythic figures, including Santa Claus, Jack Frost, The Easter Bunny and The Man in the Moon. Each book will highlight one character and will serve as back stories for characters that will be the subject of the full length feature film version.

DreamWorks Animation Co-President of Production, Bill Damaschke, commented, “We are thrilled that David Lindsay-Abaire is joining director Peter Ramsey and the rest of the all-star creative team at DreamWorks Animation to bring William Joyce’s spectacular stories to cinematic life when the film arrives in theaters on November 2, 2012.”
Publication of the book series is set to begin in 2011 and subsequent books will be published in yearly installments thereafter.

Cambio di titolo per Oobermind (Dreamworks). Ora si chiama Megamind.
winnie & pimpi
a Genzano, in occasione del festival d'animazione dei Castelli Animati, i registi della Aardman, Peter Lord e Nick Park hanno svelato qualcosina sul loro prossimo film:
sarà in 3d, sarà un film natalizio, ci saranno scene ambientate al polo nord, nella storia sarà coinvolta anche la famiglia reale!

a questo punto deve trattarsi di ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
Untitled Jack Black Cryptozoology Movie (Illumination Entertainment produced)

Jack Black animates film pitch
Meledandri's Illumination draws in toon

Jack Black, whose last foray into animation was the hit "Kung Fu Panda," is the centerpiece of an untitled animated film pitch that Illumination Entertainment, Chris Meledandri's Universal-based family film unit, is acquiring preemptively.

The untitled pitch is centered in the world of cryptozoology, which is the search for legendary creatures whose existence has never actually been confirmed, like the Loch Ness Monster or Bigfoot.

Pitch was made by scribe Jason Micallef, with Black in the room. Black will produce with partner Ben Cooley through their Electric Dynamite banner, along with Meledandri. Black is only aboard as producer and will not provide a voice in the film. It is Black's first animation project as producer, but he and Cooley are producers on the Black starrer "Gulliver's Travels" and the docu "Branson." Black's previous producing credits include "Nacho Libre" and "Tenacious D In the Pick of Destiny."

He is separately reprising for the "Kung Fu Panda" sequel and lent his voice to "Shark Tale" and the first installment of "Ice Age."

Micallef previously wrote "Butter," a script that made the Black List, and has Jennifer Garner attached with Michael De Luca producing. Micallef,and Underground Films' Josh McGuire, most recently rewrote "The King of Kong" for New Line.

Illumination's first major animation release is "Despicable Me," which Universal releases July 9. Steve Carell provides the lead voice, and Jason Segel, Danny McBride, Julie Andrews and Russell Brand also voice characters.

Fright Diner (DreamWorks Animation)

New upcoming project from DreamWorks Animation: Fright Diner

DreamWorks Animation is planning on going into the world of horror comedy in their recently announced upcoming movie Fright Diner. The movie, based on a novel by A. Lee Martinez, will center around a werewolf and a vampire who battle zombies and other mayhem, all within a diner in the desert where supernatural creatures gather. Written by Kung Fu Panda story writers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, Fright Diner is currently without an official release date, but can probably be expected around 2012 or 2013.
Mamma mia... O.o sembra una cosa orribile!!!

invece mi piace molto di più il progetto su The Guardians... smile.gif
QUOTE (Hiroe @ 23/12/2009, 18:00) *
invece mi piace molto di più il progetto su The Guardians... smile.gif

quoto...non vedo l'ora di vedere la resa finale dell'unica donna del gruppo (e unico elemento di curiosità del film dato il pochissimo sfruttamento del arriverà presto Dwayne Johnson post-6-1111346575.gif ) ovvero LA FATA DENTINA
la fata dentina biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif XD XD XD boh, di solito è molto piccola! spero che sia anche questa in formato mignon, anche se farebbe un pò "trilli"
Little White Lie (Laika Animation produced)
McCoy and Pinkava Writing Little White Lie
Source:The Hollywood Reporter
February 22, 2010

Chris McCoy and Jan Pinkava are writing the animated film Little White Lie for Laika Entertainment, the company behind the Oscar-nominated Coraline. Pinkava will direct as well.

The Hollywood Reporter says the project comes from an original idea by Pinkava, who won an Oscar for the animated short film "Geri's Game" and has also worked on the Pixar movies Ratatouille, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story 2 and A Bug's Life.

Laika has an adaptation of Alan Snow's Here Be Monsters! in development along with the original feature Paranorman.
Norm of the North (Crest Animation produced/Lionsgate distributed)
Lionsgate and Crest Animation Making Norm
February 1, 2010

Lionsgate announced today that it will partner with Crest Animation Studios to co-produce the stereoscopic 3D animated family feature Norm of the North as the second film in ther three-picture deal. Lionsgate will distribute in North America. The announcement was jointly made today by Joe Drake, Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President; Mike Paseornek, Lionsgate President of Motion Picture Production; Ken Katsumoto, Lionsgate Executive Vice President of Family Entertainment; Noah Fogelson, CEO of Crest Animation Productions; and Seemha Ramanna, Managing Director Crest Animation Studios.

Norm of the North is written by Steven and Daniel Altiere. Delivery is anticipated for the first quarter of 2012. Katsumoto will oversee the production for Lionsgate; Crest Animation President of Production Richard Rich will oversee for Crest.

The first film in the Lionsgate/Crest partnership is the upcoming CGI animated family feature Alpha and Omega, featuring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panetierre, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper and Larry Miller. Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, Alpha and Omega is expected to premiere in October 2010.

Said Paseornek and Katsumoto, "Our partnership with Crest has gotten off to a terrific start with 'Alpha and Omega,' and 'Norm of the North' is an ideal follow-up. In its range of characters, locations and narrative, 'Norm of the North' offers a bounty of riches for family audiences."

"We are delighted to be producing 'Norm of the North' with our friends at Lionsgate," commented Fogelson. "This is a wonderful story, full of humor and heart, and stereoscopic 3D technology will bring it vividly to life."

In the film, Norm is a Polar Bear who finds shelter in an abandoned research station when his Arctic home begins cracking and collapsing beneath him. He is accompanied by three Arctic Lemmings, sidekicks who instinctively copy Norm's every move. Norm enjoys this immensely as he has a love of entertaining, and an aversion to the mundane work in his community. All in all, life is good for our heroes; plenty of food, warmth, and aerobic dancing DVDs, which also help Norm perfect his "moves." But as the polar ice caps continue mysteriously breaking apart, their temporary home is abruptly dislodged, setting Norm and the lemmings on a journey that ends in NYC. Here Norm is discovered by the head of a multinational company and becomes their mascot. Suddenly Norm is living his performing dream as a dancing star. Unfortunately, he also soon learns the polar ice caps are continuing to break apart, and the people that made his dream come true are responsible. Norm knows he must stop them before they destroy his home, a realization that forces him to choose between life in the spotlight and his entire Polar Bear community.
Alpha and Omega (Crest Animation produced/Lionsgate distributed)

The first film in the Lionsgate/Crest partnership is the upcoming CGI animated family feature Alpha and Omega, featuring the voices of Justin Long, Hayden Panetierre, Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper and Larry Miller. Directed by Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, Alpha and Omega is expected to premiere in October 2010.

Said Paseornek and Katsumoto, "Our partnership with Crest has gotten off to a terrific start with 'Alpha and Omega,' and 'Norm of the North' is an ideal follow-up. In its range of characters, locations and narrative, 'Norm of the North' offers a bounty of riches for family audiences."
Auguro buona fortuna a Jan Pinkava per il suo nuovo (e primo, se lo finisce) film.


Quindi adesso anche Lionsgate si mette a fare animazione? Basta, non se ne può più, già adesso in certi periodi esce un film d'animazione a settimana! E questa Crest, mai sentita nominare; sono bravi?
The Addams Family (Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment)

Tim Burton's Next 3D Animated Film? Da Da Da Da, Snap Snap: 'The Addams Family'
By MIKE FLEMING | Thursday March 18, 2010 @ 11:13am EST
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addams-cartoonEXCLUSIVE: Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton has found a new 3D project. He will direct a stop-motion animated film based on Charles Addams' original ghoulish cartoon drawings of The Addams Family. Illumination Entertainment, the Universal-based family film unit headed by Chris Meledandri, has acquired the underlying rights of the Addams drawings, once a staple of The New Yorker magazine.

Burton's intention is to go back to the litany of Addams illustrations that displayed a sharper wit than seen on the big or little screen before. Other than being inspired by the same source material, the animated feature is unrelated to previous incarnations of Addams’ work: the 1960s TV series, the two 1990s feature film comedies that Barry Sonnenfeld directed with Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston, or the Broadway musical opening this spring with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth in the starring roles.6a00d8345157d269e200e54f7038368833-

Meladandri will produce the film. Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation will be executive producer. A writer will be hired shortly. Burton, whose visual creations are currently on display at a MOMA exhibit that opened last November, is expected to provide much of the visual look of the film himself.

Burton’s experience in animated film is extensive. He last directed Corpse Bride, and is making a feature version of Frankenweenie, the 1984 30-minute short film Burton made about a boy who reanimates his dead dog. That reportedly got him tossed off the Disney lot for making a film too terrifying for a family audience, but the film has since become a cult favorite. Burton recently produced 9, as well as the delightful stop-motion animated The Nightmare Before Christmas, for which he wrote the story.

tim-burton-the-nightmare-before-christmas-3d-world-premiere-khwujlWhile there are many post-Green Zone articles speculating how Universal will pull itself out of an extended feature slump, Illumination's upcoming animated slate should be a big help in giving Universal a foothold in the 3D CG family entertainment market. Meledandri left the top post at Fox Animation to form Illumination in 2007, and begins contributing to the Universal pipeline when the studio releases the Steve Carell-voiced Despicable Me on July 9. That’s followed by the April 1, 2011 release of I Hop, with Russell Brand voicing the Easter Bunny, with the Ricky Gervais creation Flanimals coming later 2011. Right behind that is Where’s Waldo and Dr.Seuss’ The Lorax.
Turkeys (Bedrock Studios)

Wilson and Harrelson Voicing Turkeys
Source: Variety
March 18, 2010

Cary Granat and Ed Jones' new company Bedrock Studios announced on Wednesday that its first project will be the animated buddy film Turkeys, to be directed by Ash Brannon (Toy Story 2).

Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson will voice the turkeys that discover a time machine and travel back to the first Thanksgiving to take themselves off the menu. Luke Wilson is also voicing a character.

Targeted for a 2011 release, the film is written and produced by John J. Strauss (There's Something About Mary) and David I. Stern (Open Season 2). Peter Farrelly will executive produce.

Bedrock is also developing Rats of NIMH, A Wrinkle in Time and Dinosaur Bob.

Rats of NIMH is based on Robert C. O'Brien's children's adventure book that tells the story of a field mouse who finds help in a group of former laboratory rats; Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time is a classic fantasy-adventure story following three kids who go on a journey to rescue their father and save the world; and Dinosaur Bob is based on the William Joyce novel which follows a dinosaur and his adventures with a family.
Popeye (Sony Picture Animation)

Sony Making a CG Popeye Film in 3D
Source: Variety
March 23, 2010

Sony Pictures is developing a CG Popeye feature to be released in 3D. Avi Arad is producing and Mike Jones is in negotiations to write the script.

The storyline is being kept under wraps, but Popeye's love interest Olive Oyl, nemesis Bluto and adopted child Swee'Pea will be part of the adventure, says Variety.

Arad says the new version will cover the themes of friendship, love, greed and life, and focus on human strengths and human frailties.

Popeye will be made by Sony Pictures Animation, with Sony Pictures Imageworks handling the CG. The companies are currently working on The Smurfs, coming to theaters on August 3, 2011.

Created by E.C. Segar, Popeye first appeared in the already established "Thimble Theater" comic strip in 1929. Introduced as a walk-on character, Popeye eventually became the strip's star.

Popeye was last seen on the big screen in 1980 when Robin Williams starred in director Robert Altman's live-action version.
Pickles to Pittsburgh (Sony Picture Animation)

Arriva il sequel di Piovono Polpette: largo ai cetriolini!
Scritto da Andrea
martedì 13 aprile 2010
Un'ottima notizia per i fan di Piovono Polpette, uno dei film di animazione in 3D più apprezzati del 2009. La Sony Pictures Animation ha iniziato la produzione del sequel, tratto da... "Cetriolini per Pittsburgh"!

Fonte: io9

A confermarlo è io9: il sequel di Piovono Polpette si farà, anzi, la Sony Pictures Animation è già al lavoro sul film.

Il poster italiano di Piovono Polpette

La cattiva notizia è che a dirigerlo non saranno i registi Phil Lord e Chris Miller, che tuttavia seguiranno la produzione e collaboreranno alla stesura della sceneggiatura. I due, infatti, stanno adattando per il grande schermo la serie tv 21 Jump Street - I Quattro della Scuola di Polizia.

Il titolo del film sarà Pickles to Pittsburgh ("Cetriolini per Pittsburgh"), lo stesso del secondo romanzo per bambini di Ron e Judi Barrett, autori di Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Poco o nulla si sa sulla produzione: non ci sono ancora conferme per quanto riguarda eventuali ritorni nel cast di doppiatori.

Ecco la trama del romanzo, da Amazon (in italia non è stato pubblicato):

In Pickles to Pittsburgh, il sequel di Piovono Polpette, torniamo da Kate e Henry, che aspettano il ritorno del nonno da un viaggio poco probabile. Kate ha ricevuto una cartolina da lui, e dalla quale parte tutta la storia...
Rollercoaster Tycoon (Sony Picture Animation)

"Rollercoaster Tycoon" riding to the screen
Borys Kit
Thu May 13, 2010 1:10am EDT

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony is getting into the roller-coaster theme park business ... sort of.


Sony Pictures Animation has pre-emptively picked up rights to the Atari video game "Rollercoaster Tycoon," and is developing the project as a live-action/CGI hybrid.

The "Tycoon" franchise, created by Chris Sawyer, is a popular series of computer games that simulate a combination of designing roller coasters and amusement park management. Each game challenges players with open-ended amusement park management and development while allowing them to construct and customize their own unique roller coasters.

The games are popular in the PC world, generating more than $300 million in sales and giving Atari bragging rights for having the third-best-selling PC title of all time in the U.S.

Harald Zwart is spearheading the development of the big-screen adaptation as a possible directing project and will executive produce. He directed Sony's "The Karate Kid," the upcoming remake of the 1980s classic that is produced by Will Smith and stars his son Jaden Smith.
Pig Scrolls (Dreamworks Animation)

Dreamworks Animation Taps Barry Sonnenfeld to Develop Pig Scrolls
April 8th, 2010
Barry Sonnenfeld to develop Pig Scrolls
Barry Sonnenfeld to develop Pig Scrolls
Pajiba is reporting that Dreamworks Animation has picked Barry Sonnenfeld to develop Pig Scrolls as a possible directing vehicle.

Pig Scrolls is based on a novel by Paul Shipton. It follows a talking pig and his attempts to save the world. Taking place in Ancient Greece, the book makes a lot of references to Greek mythology and it "includes all of the major Greek gods, as well as some minor deities."

In Dreamwork's version, the fate of the world, and of the Gods, will center on that talking pig.

Kirk De Micco (Space Chimps) did the most recent pass at adapting the script. Should Pig Scrolls be a box office hit Dreamworks owns the option on a sequel.

How to Train Your Dragon Sequel (Dreamworks Animation)

How to Train Your Dragon Sequel Coming in 2013
Source: DreamWorks Animation
April 27, 2010

DreamWorks Animation announced today as part of its First Quarter financial results that a sequel to How to Train Your Dragon will hit theaters in 2013.

"2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of 'How to Train Your Dragon,' which – having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office – has become DreamWorks Animation's next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. "3D continues to have a tremendous impact on the industry at large and we are now looking forward with great anticipation to bringing 'Shrek Forever After,' the final chapter in our beloved 'Shrek' series and the first in 3D, to audiences across the globe next month."

How to Train Your Dragon, which was released on March 26, 2010, contributed $59.7 million of revenue to the quarter for the company, driven primarily by merchandising and licensing activities. It has reached approximately $180 million in domestic box office and approximately $195 million in international box office to date.

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