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2012-10-25 19:21:25

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA - the record-setting 3D computer-animated monster comedy from Sony Pictures Animation that ranked as the biggest September opening in movie history and the best opening ever for the studio - is releasing a new animated short as a special Halloween treat. Beginning October 26, all digital showings of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA in Regal Entertainment Group Cinemas around the country will be preceded with a new traditionally animated...

2012-08-15 14:21:12

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Interactive has launched the company's first premium social game, The Hotel Transylvania Social Game (facebook.com/hoteltgame), it was announced today by Bob Osher, president, Sony Pictures Digital Productions, and Emmanuelle Borde, executive vice president and general manager, Sony Pictures Interactive. Featuring the iconic setting of the upcoming Sony Pictures Animation monster comedy Hotel Transylvania, the Hotel...

2012-07-09 06:26:01

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and producer Michelle Murdocca (Open Season) will unveil never-before-seen footage from the highly-anticipated animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania, during a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Hotel Transylvania, which arrives in theatres on...

2012-05-29 06:23:04

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For Men In Black(TM) 3, the #1 movie worldwide with an estimated holiday weekend box office of $203 million, Sony Pictures Imageworks, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, oversaw the creation of diverse and richly detailed character animation, extensive environments and extraordinary visual effects, all created with a heightened sense of realism. Visual effects legend Ken Ralston, who has won five Oscars® for his work,...

2012-04-26 02:25:38

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Production has begun on Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's live-action/computer animated hybrid 3D family comedy The Smurfs® 2, the sequel to the 2011 worldwide hit that took in over $560 million at the worldwide box office. Returning from the first film for an all-new adventure that takes the Smurfs to Europe are Director Raja Gosnell, Producer Jordan Kerner, Executive Producer Ezra Swerdlow, and stars Neil Patrick Harris...

2010-07-27 14:16:00

LOS ANGELES, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At the ACM SIGGRAPH conference today visual effects houses Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Sony Pictures Imageworks announced a co-developed open source project titled Alembic. At its core, Alembic is a computer graphics interchange format focused on efficiently storing and sharing animation and visual effects scenes across multiple software applications. It was designed to handle massive animation data sets often required in high-end visual...

2010-01-14 09:05:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, released the Alpha version of its source code for OSL, its Open Shading Language, it was announced today by Rob Bredow, Chief Technology Officer of Sony Pictures Imageworks. OSL is a fundamentally different approach to shader languages for visual effects and computer animation rendering. OSL was designed to...

2009-11-02 08:05:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning visual effects and animation company known for the innovative digital production tools it provides to its artists and filmmakers, and The Foundry, a leading developer of visual effects (VFX) software, are embarking on a reciprocal technology sharing relationship to mutually advance the state of the art in visual effects and digital production. In this unique collaboration, The Foundry acquires access...

2009-07-31 13:59:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award(R) winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, will feature its latest artistic and technical achievements at SIGGRAPH 2009, the 36th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Imageworks' participation includes presentations on the making of Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming feature film, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF...

2009-07-30 13:34:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Imageworks, the award-winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, is launching an open source development program, it was announced today by Imageworks' chief technology officer, Rob Bredow. Five technologies will be released initially: OSL, a programmable shading language for rendering Field3d, a voxel data storage library Maya Reticule, a Maya Plug-in for camera masking...