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 →

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 →

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,’ ‘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 →
Early Man

Lionsgate Chisels Out US ‘Early Man’ Trailer

In the new official US trailer for Aardman Animations’ hysterically historic stop-motion feature Early Man, we get a glimpse of what happens when conflicting civilizations forego ... Continue Reading →

Titmouse Maps a Psychedelic Musical VR Trip with Tilt Brush

Emmy Award-winning animation studio Titmouse (Big Mouth, Niko and the Sword of Light, Venture Bros.) is venturing further into the realms of virtual reality, having started things off ... Continue Reading →
Total Drama Daycare

Pint-Sized Prequel ‘Total Drama Daycare’ Announced

Fresh TV, CAKE, Corus Ent.’s TELETOON and Cartoon Network (US) have joined forces to once more reinvent the popular Total Drama franchise. Dubbed Total Drama Daycare (52 x 11 ... Continue Reading →
Ron Clements & John Musker

ADG Honors Ron Clements & John Musker with William Cameron Menzies Award

Oscar-nominated Disney Animation filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker (Moana, The Princess and the Frog) have been announced as the 2018 recipients of the William Cameron Menzies ... Continue Reading →

Netflix, 9 Story, CAKE, LEGO & YouTube Kids Top KS Hot50 Lists

Kidscreen’s reader-voted Hot50 rankings for 2017 have been revealed, with a glimpse of which companies are perceived as leading in the broadcasting, production, distribution, ... Continue Reading →