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Rihanna to Voice Smurfette in ‘Smurfs’; Chris Rock Joins New ‘PAW Patrol’ Movie

Rihanna will voice Smurfette in Paramount and Nickelodeon’s untitled Smurfs animated film. She’ll also write and perform original music for the film while serving as a producer on the movie, which is slated for a Feb. 14, 2025, release. Appearing onstage at CinemaCon, Rihanna said she’s thrilled to be playing this “blue badass” in the reimagined […]

‘Transformers One’ Voice Cast and New Details Revealed at CinemaCon

Paramount Animation revealed that its in-production animated Tranformers movie has been titled Transformers One and will feature a voice cast led by Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Hamm and Laurence Fishburne. The origin story is set before the events on Earth, with the Transformers in a secret world on their […]

‘Puss in Boots’ Filmmaker to Direct Smurfs Movie For Paramount and Nickelodeon (Exclusive)

Chris Miller, the Oscar-nominated helmer of 2011’s Puss in Boots, is set to direct Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation’s untitled Smurfs musical, which is slated for a Dec. 20, 2024 theatrical release. The studios plan to highlight the announcement this week at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. Earlier this year, Paramount Animation […]

Paramount Lands Animated ‘Blazing Samurai’ Starring Mel Brooks, Michael Cera (Exclusive)

Paramount Animation has landed the animated feature Blazing Samurai, which has an A-list voice cast led by Michael Cera. The studio acquired the movie from GFM Animation for North America and other key international territories, setting a U.S. release of July 22, 2022. Along with Cera, the voice cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, […]

‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’: Film Review

Keanu Reeves, Awkwafina, Tiffany Haddish and Snoop Dogg are among those joining the long-time voice cast in 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,' the latest adventure of the Bikini Bottom crew, on the trail of an abducted sea snail.

Paramount Animation Hires Disney Vet as Creative Director

Lino DiSalvo most recently served as head of animation on "Frozen."

Animation Guild Reaches New 3-Year Deal

Key terms of the tentative agreement track the larger IATSE pact reached in April.

David Stainton Resigns from Paramount

UPDATED: The president of the studio's animation division departs because of personal reasons.

David Stainton Tapped to Run Paramount Animation

Stainton has previously served as president of Walt Disney Feature Animation.

‘Rango’ to Receive Animation Award at 15th annual Hollywood Film Awards (Exclusive)

This year's honorees will be announced in the coming days.