At Fox Movies, Toliver helped spearhead development of Ferdinand, the story of a giant bull with a big heart, which is slated to hit theaters nationwide December 13th. Toliver also held a vital role in the production of Fox’s Rio franchise as well as the last three Ice Age movies, grossing more than $3 billion at the global box office.
“As we build Sony Pictures Animation into a forward-looking studio we feel very fortunate to have Karen join our leadership team,”Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation tells Deadline, “Her experience, intelligence, and excellent taste will be a tremendous advantage to achieving our ambitious, creative goals.”
According to Deadline, Sony Animation most recently released The Star, which brought in $9.8 million on its opening weekend and has grossed $25.1 million worldwide to date.
In July, 2017, Sony Animation released The Emoji Movie, which grossed $216.8 million worldwide. Their next film will be Hotel Transylvania 3, set to be released the summer of 2018, as well as the animated Spider-Man movie in the last quarter of 2018.
Another huge win for Black Girl Magic!