Sony Pictures Takes an Animated Leap
"Open Season" will mark the studio's entry into computer-aided movies. Some fear a genre glut.
By Richard Verrier and Dawn C. Chmielewski
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
September 11, 2006
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...dlines-entnewsAfter a decade of creating digital characters for such live-action movies as "Spider-Man" and "Stuart Little," Sony Pictures Entertainment is drawing on a new electronic canvas.
On Sept. 29, the company will formally plunge into the crowded world of computer-animated features when it premieres the first of four movies, "Open Season." The comedy, featuring the voices of actors Martin Lawrence and Ashton Kutcher, chronicles a ragtag pack of animals turning the tables on a group of hunters.
Much is riding on the movie. Sony plans to spend more than $320 million for the four pictures.