Sony Pictures Animation telah merilis line-up film-film apa saja yang akan menghiasi bioskop beberapa tahun kedepan. Presiden Sony Pictures Animation, Kristine Belson mengatakan bahwa tujuan dari Sony Pictures Animation adalah untuk memperbesar kehadiran dan eksistensi mereka dalam dunia animasi dan strategi mereka adalah untuk bisa mencapai goal tersebut adalah dengan membiarkan para artist menggarap film tersebut secara kreatif.
Tom Rothman, Chairman dari Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group turut menambahkan bahwa dirinya tidak mungkin sebangga Kristine Belson yang membangun ulang Sony Pictures Animation sebagai rumah industri animasi yang tegas.
Dua tahun kedepan, Sony Pictures Animation akan merilis Smurfs: The Lost Village, Emojimovie: Express Yourself, The Star, Hotel Transylvania 3 serta film animasi Spider-Man. khusus Emojimovie, mereka sudah merilis first look judul dan logonya sebagai berikut:
Dan berikut deskripsi dari film-film yang menjadi highlights dari Sony Pictures Animation:
Smurfs: The Lost Village, a fully-animated comedy that delivers a fresh new take on the famous blue creatures and marks a return to the tone and style of the beloved comic book creations of Peyo—hits theaters April 7, 2017. The feature is directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet), produced by Jordan Kerner (The Smurfs, Charlotte’s Web), co-produced by Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews (Hotel Transylvania) and written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The voice cast includes Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy, Joe Manganiello as Hefty, Danny Pudi as Brainy, and Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa.
Emojimovie: Express Yourself which a surprising and comic take on the secret world of our phones and the beloved characters that have become daily necessities in global interpersonal communication. The feature, targeting an August 2017 theatrical release, is directed by Anthony Leondis, produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate, and written by Anthony Leondis & Eric Siegel.
The Star was revealed as the working title for their upcoming Nativity film which is scheduled for a December 8, 2017 theatrical release. The computer-animated feature is directed by Oscar nominee Timothy Reckart (Head Over Heels); executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Lisa Henson, and Brian Henson; co-produced by Jenni Magee Cook; and written by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore. In The Star, a small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the greatest story ever told, the first Christmas. Sony Pictures Animation produces in association with The Jim Henson Company.
Hotel Transylvania 3, the follow-up to Sony Pictures Animation’s highest grossing film in the U.S. and the biggest opening ever for a domestic September release —is scheduled to hit theaters September 21, 2018. Director Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), who returns to helm this brand new adventure, says, “I thought I was done exploring the world of Hotel Transylvania after the first two films, but while I was away from the franchise finishing my TV show Samurai Jack an idea sparked that I got really excited about and made it irresistible to return and helm myself this third adventure.” Michelle Murdocca is back producing, with Adam Sandler executive producing, and Michael McCullers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) writing the screenplay. Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg will be returning as the voices of Dracula, his vampire daughter Mavis, and her human husband Johnny.
Finally, the upcoming animated Spider-Man movie is still slated for theatrical release December 21, 2018. The film is being written by Phil Lord. Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller are producing; Craig Sost is co-producing. Bob Persichetti (head of story on Puss in Boots and The Little Prince) is directing.
Excited, Explorers? Film mana yang kalian tunggu?