Publication Calendar

Issue # Month Ad Art Date Street Date Features Bonus Distribution
266 January 2017 Nov. 23 Dec. 7 Disney’s Moana, Oscars VFX spotlight, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VFX, 2017 anniversaries, Toon Timeline, World Animation and VFX Summit wrap up. • Anniversary Issue
• Special Oscar Mailing List
267 February Dec. 21 Dec. 30 Illumination’s Sing, Star Wars: Rogue One VFX, Annie Awards nominations, Trade Show Calendar, Golden Globes nominees, Oscars VFX Short List, Oscars Animated Short Films Short List, Best Tech of 2016. • 2017 Calendar
• Special Oscar Mailing List
• Annie Awards 2/4
268 March Jan. 23 Feb. 8 The LEGO Batman Movie, Monster Trucks, Oscars Nominations, VES Awards Nominations, Annies Awards preview, International Education and Career Guide, Oscars Sci-Tech Awards, Cartoon Movie preview. • Long Beach Comic Expo 2/18-19
• Cartoon Games & Apps 3/8
• Cartoon Movie, Bordeaux 3/8-10
• International Educational & Career Guide
• Special Oscar Mailing List
269 April Mar. 9 Mar. 22 DreamWorks Animation’s Boss Baby, Sony’s Smurfs: The Lost Village, Wolverine 3 VFX, Kong: Skull Island VFX, Oscars winners, Annies Awards Winners, VES Awards Winners, Wonder Con preview, MIP TV preview, Cartoons on the Bay preview, FMX preview, Stuttgart Festival preview. • WonderCon 3/31 – 4/2
• MIPTV 4/3-6
• Cartoons on the Bay 4/7-9
• FMX 5/2 – 5
• Stuttgart Festival 5/2 – 7
270 May Apr. 19 Apr. 28 Spark (Open Road Films), The Nut Job 2 (Open Road), Beauty and the Beast VFX, Power Rangers VFX, Ghost in the Shell VFX, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 VFX • Cannes 5/11-22
• Licensing Expo 5/23-25
• World Animation Celebration 9/23-24
271 June/July May 16 June 1 DreamWorks’ Captain Underpants, Pixar’s Cars 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales VFX, Animation Magazine’ s 30th Anniversary Issue • Annecy 6/12-17
• E3 6/13-15
• Animation Magazine’ s 30th Anniversary Issue
272 August/
September
June 29 July 14 Illumination’s Despicable Me 3, Blazing Samurai (Open Road), Emojimovie (Sony), Wonder Woman VFX, The Mummy VFX, Transformers: The Last Knight VFX, Spider-Man: Homecoming VFX, War of the Planet of the Apes VFX • Comic-Con, San Diego 7/19-23
• SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles 7/30-8/03
• Long Beach Comic Con 9/2-3
273 October Aug. 21 Sep. 1 LEGO Ninjago Movie (WB), The Dark Tower VFX, Alien Covenant VFX • Cartoon Forum 9/12-15
• Ottawa 9/20-24
• MIPJR 10/14-15
• El Festival, Cuernavaca, Mexico 9/5-10
274 November Sep. 25 Oct. 6 My Little Pony: The Movie, Blade Runner 2049 VFX • MIPCOM 10/16-10/19
• Brand Licensing 10/10-12
• CTN 11/17-19
275 December Oct. 16 Oct. 26 Pixar’s Coco, The Star movie, Oscars feature and shorts preview • World Animation & VFX Summit 10/29-31
• AFM November 11/1-8
• Special Oscar Mailing List
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