Sony Wins Bidding War for Emoji Movie

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Any social media savvy individual is familiar with those yellow smiley faces and ideograms known as “Emoji.” According to Deadline, Sony Pictures Animation has won a bidding war for an animated feature pitch about these colorful emoticons. The film will be directed and co-written by Anthony Leondis, who’s previous credits include Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Igor, and Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. Leondis also recently completed DreamWorks Animation’s B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations, which is still awaiting a release date.

2000px-Emoji_u1f605.svgA film about Emoji might sound like a ridiculous premise for a motion picture, but if The Lego Movie taught us anything last year, it’s that any idea has potential to produce something awesome.

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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