Sony Exec Says Coronavirus May Result in More R-Rated Animated Movies

Credit: Sony, Marvel

Credit: Sony, Marvel


Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for content is not slowing down. Add the uncertainty in terms of tv and movie productions, Sony Pictures Animation Chief Kristine Belson predicts there'll be a surge in animated titles intended for adult consumption.

"I don't think you're going to see more family animated movies because that's very saturated," Belson said at the recent Collision From Home virtual conference (via Deadline). "There will be more R-rated animated movies."

Sony is yet to make one, however, Belson revealed that the studio is working on a "couple" things and are "really excited" to release the first one. "I think you're going to see PG-13 animated movies, which is something you haven't seen before," she added. "Harder action-adventure sort of stuff."

Of course, the idea of mature animated programs isn't entirely new. That said, with 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse being PG-rated, along with the movie receiving critical acclaim, it seems like Sony believes their best shot to diversifying their audience is to go with this route.

While this doesn't necessarily guarantee that we'll be straight to having content like these, Belson noted that there are some challenges in terms of how animated projects are being made during the pandemic, such as the musical scores. However, there are also some areas the studio has been working through, including voice recording.

Sony Animation Picture's next big film, Connected, is set for release on October 23.

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