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|Sony Pictures Animation|
|Current Name||Sony Pictures Animation|
|Predecessor(s)||Sony Pictures Imageworks|
|Founded||May 9, 2002|
|Key Figure(s)|| Kristine Belson (President)|
Mike Moon (Senior Vice President)
|Parent Company||Sony Pictures Entertainment|
The company was originally Sony Pictures Imageworks, the visual effects division of Sony. At the time Sony was considering selling it off but chose to rework it into an animation studio following the visual success of Stuart Little.
Other notable films include Open Season, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas, The Smurfs, Hotel Transylvania, The Emoji Movie, and Peter Rabbit.