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Top Tech Tools and Trends of 2017

As we count down the days to the beginning of the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the top tech tools of 2017. Some are new, and some have evolved or pivoted into ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Top 2017 Box Office

Updated 1/1/18 Galaxies far, far away and tales as old as time are still as popular as ever. With 2017 officially behind us, Disney claimed the two top U.S. box office slots with the ... Continue Reading →
Mind Game

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Mind Game’ Streams Exclusively on VRV

The acclaimed eclectic Japanese animated feature Mind Game (2004), from award-winning directors Masaaki Yuasa (Lu Over the Wall, Night Is Short Walk on Girl) and Kouji Morimoto (Genius ... Continue Reading →
Porg

It’s a ‘Jedi’ vs. ‘Jumanji’ Christmas Weekend!

Audiences are expected to flock to movie theaters this holiday weekend to catch up on the latest family movies served up by the studios. Industry observers are predicting Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
Gravity Falls

Disney XD to Re-Dub Louis C.K.’s ‘Gravity Falls’ Role

The damnatio memoriae of comedian Louis C.K. continues, following his public admission to sexual misconduct spurred by a New York Times reveal of five accusers. Having already lost ... Continue Reading →
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Happy New Year from Animation Magazine!

To our wonderful readers: Animation Magazine will be taking our annual end-of-year holiday until Tuesday, January 2. It’s been a real wild ride this year, but we believe in the energy, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Happy Holidays!

Making Christmas: The Animated History of Rankin-Bass Productions Take a stop-motion sleigh ride through TV history in this look back at the 19 Christmas specials produced by the company, ... Continue Reading →
Teen Titans: The Complete First Season

Pre-Orders Open for ‘Teen Titans: The Complete First Season’

Warner Archive Collection is bringing another fan-favorite of the WB Animation canon to Blu-ray in the new year, with the January 23 release of Teen Titans: The Complete First Season. ... Continue Reading →
The Journey

Refugee Artist Calls Attention to Global Crisis with ‘The Journey’

In a tenderly crafted new animated film that packs a serious emotional punch, Iranian refugee and artist Majid Adin brings attention to the ongoing global crisis. The Journey was created ... Continue Reading →
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Iloura Creates Ravaging Rhinos for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

In Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a group of teens find themselves inside a high-stakes jungle battle where beating the game is a matter of survival. Iloura served ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants

Paramount Pushes ‘SpongeBob’ to 2020, Sets Hasbro Flick Dates

Paramount Pictures is closing out 2017 by getting its feature film release date ducks in a row for the coming years. Sadly, Bikini Bottom fans will have to wait a little longer for ... Continue Reading →
Mary and the Witch's Flower

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Gets Magical US Trailer

GKIDS has unveiled the official US trailer for Studio Ponoc’s feature film debut, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, which is coming to the select stateside theaters January 19. While ... Continue Reading →
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

Trailer: Vertical Brings ‘Bilal’ to US Theaters Feb. 2

Barajoun Entertainment’s much buzzed-about animated historical epic Bilal: A New Breed of Hero will make its US theatrical debut on February 2, 2018 through indie distributor Vertical ... Continue Reading →
Carl Barks "Family Portrait

Carl Barks “Family Portrait” Helps Heritage Animation Auction Clear $1.5M

A painting by one of the most famous Walt Disney Studios artists of all time helped Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 9-10 Animation Art Auction in Beverly Hills, California clear more ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: New Marvel Funko Short, ‘Muppets Christmas Carol’ Secrets, 2017’s Hottest YouTube Brand & More

’Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Book Signing & Panel More geeky fun is headed to Nucleus Gallery in SoCal! Don’t miss special guests Phil Szostak (author), James Clyne (snr. ... Continue Reading →
Scavengers

‘Scavengers,’ ‘Skin for Skin’ Take Top Jury Awards at GIRAF13

The Quickdraw Animation Society’s Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) announced the jury and audience award winners for its 2017 short film fest, giving top honors ... Continue Reading →
The Grinch

New Poster Shows a Cuter Curmudgeon in Illumination’s ‘Grinch’

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (and, of course, the wonderful Chuck Jones animated special) have been a staple of the holiday season for years. So, it’s fitting that ... Continue Reading →
Dark Crystal

Sony Plans 4K Debut & Blu-ray Return of ‘Dark Crystal’

Fans of Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s masterful fantasy epic The Dark Crystal are in for a treat next spring, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings the film to 4K Ultra HD for the ... Continue Reading →
Olaf's Frozen Adventure

Clips: ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Makes Digital Debut

Disney’s new installment in its wintry fantasy franchise, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, is out now on Digital SD/HD and Movies Anywhere. To celebrate, the studio has released a couple ... Continue Reading →
The Dragon Spell

FILM.UA Casts ‘Dragon Spell’ Over China

Ukraine’s FILM.UA Group has finalized a package deal for a trio of series and features from its distribution library in China. Star-D Productions has acquired all rights, excluding ... Continue Reading →