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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Sets Christmas 2024 Release Date

Paramount is preparing for a Christmas boom. The studio announced Monday that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will open in theaters on Dec. 20, 2024. Earlier this year, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened to a huge $72.1 million in a major boost for the domestic box office recovery, and particularly for family films. The movie went […]

Jered Barclay, Screen and Stage Veteran, Dies at 91

Jered Barclay, the veteran stage and screen actor who performed in vaudeville and had voiceover roles in TV’s Smurfs and Transformers, has died. He was 91. Barclay died Saturday in North Hollywood from MDS Leukemia, actress Myra Turley, his longtime friend with whom he performed in the two-person play A Tantalizing, directed by Harvey Perr, […]

‘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 […]