Idina Menzel

Menzel, Fallon Toy with ‘Let It Go’

If you are like us here at Animation Magazine, the end of Oscars season is bittersweet. It’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work — and sometimes it’s hard to just “Let ... Continue Reading →
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SVA’s 25th Annual Dusty Fest Set for May 10-13

New York’s School of Visual Arts has set the dates for the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which showcases the filmmaking talents of the institute’s students. The ... Continue Reading →
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Montreal Stop-Motion Fest Open for Entries

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival has announced its call for entries for the next edition, taking place September 26-28 this year. Since its inception in 2009, each year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cinedigm Makes Playdate with ‘Stella and Sam’

Bejuba Entertainment’s Chica Award-winning preschool series Stella and Sam, which premiered on Sprout last November, has made a new friend in home entertainment partner Cinedigm. ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Properties Hot Items at DISCOP

International indie DHX Media has signed a number of deals for its various animated programs in anticipation of the DISCOP Istanbul event. Operators in the Middle East, Central & ... Continue Reading →
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Backstage with the Animation Oscar Winners

The 86th annual Academy Awards are now in the history books, but there’s still lots of good little tidbits coming out from the happenings Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Heat Up Hit Release of ‘Catching Fire’

Catch up with Katniss Everdeen as she once again fights for her life in the home-video release of the VFX blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate, $29.95 DVD, $39.99 ... Continue Reading →
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Aguirre-Sacasa Joins Archie, Recruits ‘Girls’ Dunham

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose credits range from writing comics for Marvel and Archie to working on the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the TV series Glee and ... Continue Reading →
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BRB, OutFit7 Team Up for ‘Talking Tom’

Spain’s BRB Internacional has inked a deal with global entertainment company Outfit7 to produce a new 3D animated series called Talking Tom and Friends (52 x 11). The show targets ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Nabs Rights to ‘Get Ace’

Toronto-based 9 Story Enterprises — the distribution arm of 9 Story Entertainment — has acquired worldwide distribution rights (excluding Australia and New Zealand) to Aussie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Calimero’ Hatching Good Ratings in France

It seems that Gaumont Animation has something to cluck about as its children’s animated series Calimero has won over young audiences in France since its launch on TF1′s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Joins Billion Dollar Club; ‘LEGO’ Remains Strong

Disney’s Frozen edged past the billion-dollar mark for worldwide grosses this past weekend, while Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie posted another strong showing in its fourth ... Continue Reading →
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Classic CN Toons Unite in Crossover Comic Event

Crossovers have long been de rigueur for comic book superheroes — and now the practice is being extended to the Cartoon Network Universe in a new IDW comic book series Super Secret ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Assembles Director’s Panel Event

Women In Animation has set a Director’s Club panel featuring the industry’s top female directors as its March tent-pole event at Cinefamily. Sponsored by Six Point Harness ... Continue Reading →
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New Clips from Expanding ‘The Wind Rises’

The English-dub version of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises expands its theatrical run this week to just under 500 screens, earning rave reviews along the way. The film — which ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Goes Fully Animated for ‘Smurfs 3′

A lot of good tidbits can come out in earnings report calls. For example: Sony has confirmed it is putting a third Smurfs movie on the fast-track — and that the movie will be fully ... Continue Reading →
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Top ‘Pokemon’ Toons Come to Netflix

The Pokemon Co. International and Netflix announce that beginning this Saturday, March 1, Netflix members can instantly stream fan-favorite Pokemon animation titles. The streaming video ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Co-Creator Adds His Voice to New Series

Comic-book star and original co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman will make his voice-acting debut on the TMNT animated series March 2 on Nick. The episode, ... Continue Reading →
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Splash Flies ‘Sabrina’ series to Lionsgate

Recently launched Splash Entertainment has landed a home-entertainment deal with Lionsgate for its CGI animated series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch, based on the iconic Archie ... Continue Reading →