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Movie Quiz: Inspired by this week's eclectic releases

We have as diverse, wide-ranging and eclectic a group of movies debuting this week as we’ve probably gotten since theaters reopened amid the (somewhat) weakening Covid crisis. From sci-fi epics and animation to two very different films highlighting the Black experience in American history, all the way to the latest from the literally incomparable Wes Anderson – there’s truly something for everyone.
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Hotel Transylvania 5: All you need to know

Hotel Transylvania is that kind of movie where you can enjoy watching with your family. The story is interesting, and the humour is excellent. Compared to other animated movies, this movie is decently fast-paced; the characters portrayed are adorable, and anyone can fall in love with them. When the movie...
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Alex Lahey signs with Liberation Records

Liberation Records has signed Alex Lahey ahead of the release of her new single ‘Spike The Punch’, which is out today. It is Lahey’s first release since she penned and recorded ‘On My Way’, the theme song for The Mitchells vs The Machines, a Sony Pictures Animation which is now Netflix’s biggest animated release of all time.
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Priscilla Presley Gives Major Update on Netflix’s Elvis Spy Cartoon ‘Agent King’

The world hasn’t had enough of Elvis Presley yet. Elvis is going to be emerging as a cartoon on Netflix’s “Agent King.”. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s ex-wife has teamed up with co-creator John Eddie and Sony Pictures Animation to present Elvis Presley in a whole new shape and form. A cartoon character. Animated Elvis will join a government spy program where he helps the government combat evil forces. The show collaborates with Sony Pictures Animation as well as Authentic Brands Group and Sony Pictures Television. Netflix bought the new show on the 42nd anniversary of Presley’s death.

‘Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2’ Review – Six Essential Films Are Given A Can’t-Miss 5-Star Presentation

The six films in the COLUMBIA CLASSICS 4K ULTRA HD COLLECTION VOLUME 2 are only available on 4K Ultra HD disc within this special limited edition collector’s set. Included with the collection is a gorgeous hardbound 80-page book, featuring in-depth sections about the making of each film within the set via six all-new incisive essays from renowned writers Julie Kirgo, John Kenrick, Glenn Kenny, Michael G. McDunnah, Kayti Burt and Nev Pierce.
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Following the overwhelming response to last year’s award-winning Volume 1 collection, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment recently debuted six more beloved films from its library on 4K Ultra HD discs. This must-own set includes cherished star-studded favorites from six iconic and distinctive filmmakers: Anatomy of a Murder, Oliver!, Taxi Driver, Stripes, Sense and Sensibility, and The Social Network.

Netflix changes how it measures viewership

In a bid to measure its programming more like traditional television and offer better data transparency, Netflix will soon release viewership statistics by total hours watched during a program’s first 28 days on the platform. This is a departure for the streamer, which has traditionally only reported the number of households that watched a piece of content for at least two minutes—a measurement method that has been criticized for not providing a complete audience picture.

Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch and Creative Impact in Animation Honorees to Be Celebrated at Virtual Event

Variety will celebrate its seventh annual 10 Animators to Watch with a virtual event on Oct. 19 in partnership with Nickelodeon. The event will also honor Academy Award-winning filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller with the annual Creative Impact in Animation Award. Lord and Miller have spent their careers pushing boundaries to find new ways of telling unique visual stories and are responsible for some of animation’s biggest franchises, including “The Lego Movie” and Academy Award-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” This year they produced “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” which was released on Netflix in production with Sony Pictures Animation. Guests will...

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Prove the Power of Partnership With Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation Award

When it comes to animation, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more creatively impactful duo than writers-directors-producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have delivered game-changing animation for close to two decades. Their list of credits is huge, spanning both film and television as well as animation and live-action, including producing 2018’s groundbreaking “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which won the Oscar and Golden Globe for animated feature, among many other accolades. They also produced this year’s hit “The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” out of Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix, and are involved in a revival of their celebrated, though short-lived, animated...

‘Spider-Man’ Animated Sequel Possibly Titled ‘Across The Spider-Verse’

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a gigantic breath of fresh air for both the Spider-Man film franchise and Sony Pictures Animation, and after it legged out at the box office and became a streaming hit, a sequel was inevitable. Now, rumor has it that the sequel will be taking things Across the Spider-Verse as part of the second movie’s title.

Nickelodeon's Yashar Kassai and Sung Shin Named in Variety's 10 Animators to Watch List

Variety has named Yashar Kassai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Chapter movie) and Sung Shin (Star Trek: Prodigy) in the publication's 10 Animators to Watch in 2021 list, its annual celebration of up-and-coming animators! Read their bios below, and make sure to check out all the fantastic animators who made this year's 10 Animators to Watch list on! A huge congrats Yashar and Shin!

Latest ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Bumped Back To January

The upcoming Hotel Transylvania entry and Amazon Prime Video had a big “oops” moment this past week. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania had been slated for an Oct. 1 debut on the streamer–after being bought by Amazon Prime and skipping a theatrical release–but that date came and went…with no news of what happened.