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Netflix buys Sony animated movie originally destined for theaters

Netflix buys Sony animated movie originally destined for theaters

Netflix has purchased The Mitchells vs. The Machines, a Sony Pictures movie that was originally planned for a theatrical release. The deal gives Netflix the worldwide rights to the movie, with the exception of China, meaning you'll soon be able to stream it on the platform. The animation comes from producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the duo that produced Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Although Netflix is the household name for video streaming and includes a selection of popular anime titles, anime fans in the US and elsewhere might be more familiar with Crunchyroll as the place to go to for streaming that particular genre. Thanks to its particular focus and niche market, Crunchyroll has withstood the test of time and the onslaught of other streaming services. The winds of change are blowing, however, and the service is changing owners for the third time in less than a decade, giving Sony almost complete control over anime distribution in the US.

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Spider-Man movies delayed: Sony bumps release dates by months

Spider-Man movies delayed: Sony bumps release dates by months

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting delays, Sony Pictures has been forced to bump the release dates for both of its upcoming Spider-Man movie sequels. According to the company, fans can now expect the Far From Home sequel to arrive in late 2021, whereas the sequel to animated hit Into the Spider-Verse will now arrive in autumn 2022.

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Episodes of The Office, Parks and Rec, Seinfeld licensed through 2025

Episodes of The Office, Parks and Rec, Seinfeld licensed through 2025

What in the world is going on here, you might be saying - aren't The Office and Parks and Recreation already over? Yes, both of these mocumentary-style television shows are done, and there will be no new episodes (for now). But the rights, the precious rights, like the spice melange, they must flow! The rights have been renewed for cable - exclusively*!

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Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ movie has lost another director

Sony’s ‘Uncharted’ movie has lost another director

Sony wants to bring the Uncharted video game series from Naughty Dog to the big screen, but it has a director problem. According to a new report, the project has lost Dan Trachtenberg as director, making him the latest creative talent to exit the project ahead of production. In addition to the alleged exit, the report claims Sony has brought the relatively new PlayStation Productions media company on board.

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Final Fantasy XIV is getting a live-action TV series

Final Fantasy XIV is getting a live-action TV series

It almost became Square Enix most spectacular flop and the worst game to be bear the title Final Fantasy. The game publisher, however, refused to let go of the name and Final Fantasy XIV was not only reborn but now boasts of being one of the few big MMORPGs left standing. In the six years it has been operating (nine if you count the first flop), the game raked in millions in profits and players and will soon have its own live-action series, something very few games can dream of.

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Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

Movies Anywhere is your one stop digital movie shop

There are hundreds, no, thousands of movies available almost literally at our fingertips, on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and more. But these naturally come from different sources via different channels, almost all of which are in competition with one another. Wouldn't it be grand if there was just one place to find and watch them all? That nearly impossible dream has suddenly come true with the new Movies Anywhere platform that brings together five Hollywood studios and four digital retailers under one roof, coexisting in peace and harmony.

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Why Sony’s Venom (2018) movie is a huge mistake

Why Sony’s Venom (2018) movie is a huge mistake

The folks at Sony that own the rights to Venom, from the Spider-Man universe, are about to make a huge mistake. Instead of waiting for the next Spider-Man film to be released - by Disney-owned Marvel - they're releasing Venom in their own separate Sony universe. That means no cross-overs - and no tie-ins with any of the established characters already out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

Prepare yourself: Sony Pictures has a live-action hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie in the pipeline, and it’ll be hitting theaters in 2018. The news was disclosed recently by Sega Sammy Holdings President and CEO Hajime Satomi in an interview, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about such plans. Back in 2014, for example, a report surfaced claiming that Sony Pictures was working with Neil Moritz to make a theatrical adaption of the franchise.

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WikiLeaks spills second huge cache of Sony docs

WikiLeaks spills second huge cache of Sony docs

WikiLeaks has released a huge second batch of Sony documents, disclosing 276,394 more files from the beleaguered firm. The cache, added to WikiLeaks' controversial online search facility, cuts a vast swathe across Sony's communications, with everything from travel calendars, through contact detail lists, event planning, and expense reports spanning multiple years and employees.

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Ghostbusters universe expands: New movie to star Channing Tatum

Ghostbusters universe expands: New movie to star Channing Tatum

We told you about the all-female cast Ghostbusters movie coming out this summer. Now, Sony will be creating the new production company Ghost Corps to handle all of the films in the re-envisioned Ghostbusters universe. They will also look to continue the Ghostbusters legacy through television, merchandising, and toys. (Can I get excited about the toys for a minute?) Even without a series reboot, the toys have always done well 25 years after the last movie. First up for Ghost Corps is to create a second Ghostbusters movie that will begin production this June.

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Sony, Marvel agree to bring Spidey to Marvel film universe

Sony, Marvel agree to bring Spidey to Marvel film universe

Now, this sort of deal might sound strange at first. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have inked a deal that will let the webslinger, well, sling between multiple films created by the two rival studios. This means that, aside from whatever Amazing Spider-Man film Sony Pictures has planned, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will soon be making an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well, first by himself and, perhaps, with others. There is even a possibility of MCU characters coming into Sony Picture's films.

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