‘Goat’: Sony Pictures Animation Sets Release Tied To 2026 NBA All-Star Weekend From Director Tyree Dillihay; Stephen Curry & Erick Peyton’s Unanimous Media

Sony Pictures Animation is currently making Goat, an original animated sports comedy from producers Stephen Curry and Erick Peyton of Unanimous Media, Oscar nominee Michelle Raimo Kouyate (The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, Silver Linings Playbook), and Adam Rosenberg (Creed 3) and Academy Award winner Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) of Modern Magic.

In collaboration with the NBA, Sony will open the pic in theaters on Feb 13, 2026, timed to the NBA’s All-Star weekend, which is taking place in Los Angeles Feb. 13-15.

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Emmy-nominated director Tyree Dillihay (Bob’s Burgers) will direct, and Adam Rosette (Orion and the Dark) will co-direct. Aaron Buchsbaum and Teddy Riley (Fairfax) are writing the screenplay.
David Schulenburg (The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story, Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham) is co-producing. Rick Mischel (Open Season: Call of Nature) and Fonda Snyder (Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum) are EPs.

“As a lifelong fan of animation and sports, Goat is my dream project. We’ve got a modern take on a classic story in a rich new world where amazing happens. I couldn’t ask for a better team of collaborators to help bring this experiential event to life,” said Dillihay.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with Sony Pictures Animation on Goat, a special project we hope will resonate with families and sports fans alike,” said Peyton & Curry of Unanimous Media.

“With Goat, we look forward to uplifting audiences with diverse characters and heartwarming storylines that will have you rooting for the underdog.”

Dillihay was previously a director on Fox’s animated hit sitcom, Bob’s Burgers, which earned him two consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations. He has also directed animated television series Da Jammies for Netflix, Allen Gregory for Fox and Good Vibes for MTV.

Buchsbaum and Riley are the creators and executive producers of Amazon Original’s adult animated comedy series Fairfax, starring Skyler Gisondo, Kiersey Clemons, Peter S. Kim and Jaboukie Young-White.
Dillihay is repped by Nancy Newhouse Porter of Newhouse Porter Hubbard. Buchsbaum and Riley are repped by Mosaic and WME. Unanimous Media is repped by WME and Yorn-Levine. Tyree is repped by Range.

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