Sony Gets Inventive, Seeks Patents For ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Animation Tech

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EXCLUSIVE: Film critics have hailed the animation in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as unique, innovative and undeniably inventive. Now the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will judge whether they agree with those reviews.
Sony has ap…

Sony & Filmmakers Sorry For ‘Peter Rabbit’ Making Fun Of Food Allergies

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There’s a scene in Sony Animation’s new Peter Rabbit in which the title bunny and his critter buddies try to take down their human rival by weaponizing blackberries — knowing he is allergic to them. Parents and advocacy groups were not amused, some alleging “food allergy bullying” and crowing for a boycott, and now an apology has been issued.
“Food allergies are a serious issue,” Sony and the filmmakers said in a statement. “Our film should not have made light of Peter…

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Moves Up To Summer 2018

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Animation has booked Hotel Transylvania 3 on a new prime summer release date of July 13, 2018. The pic was previously scheduled on Sept. 21.
The series’ first two titles have harvested the fall time frame, earning $830M worldwide and owning the top two September openings of all-time with a 32% increase in worldwide B.O. from the original to the sequel ($358.3M for the first tile, $473.2M for the second worldwide).
The new summer date for the…