It’s WAY Too Early to Predict the Oscar Animation Race!

Yes, it’s absurd to start talking about the Oscar race even before Labor Day weekend has arrived, but The Hollywood Reporter has jumped the gun already! The trade magazine’s ... Continue Reading →

Vertical Ent. to Distribute Wizart’s ‘Snow Queen’

New arrival Vertical Entertainment has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Russian studio Wizart’s 3D animated feature The Snow Queen. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen’s ... Continue Reading →

Wizart Releases Posters and Trailers for New Pics

The folks at Russia’s busy animation studio Wizart have let us know that they have unveiled posters and new trailers for their two big productions online today. The studio will be ... Continue Reading →

Norway to Host Children’s Film Festival in May

Plans are underway to launch the first edition of the Tromsø Children’s Film Festival from May 29 to June 2nd in the northern Norwegian town. The event follows the International ... Continue Reading →

Jonathan Groff Joins Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that its extreme mountain man character Kristoff from the upcoming animated comedy-adventure Frozen will be voiced by Tony Award nominee ... Continue Reading →

Wizart Releases New Pics, Trailer for ‘Snow Queen’

We have covered the progress of Russian studio Wizart’s epic new CG-animated feature The Snow Queen in the magazine before. The new take on the 19th century fairy tale by Hans Christian ... Continue Reading →

Russian Animation on Ice

How Moscow studio Wizart Animation is updating the nation’s CG industry with its first feature effort, The Snow Queen. The worlds of fairy tales and animation are inextricably linked—from ... Continue Reading →

Wizart Releases ‘Snow Queen’ Movie Trailer

Moscow- and Voronezh-based CG animation studio Wizart has released a trailer for its upcoming 3-D feature The Snow Queen. Based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, the ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Feature Will Be CG-Animated

Disney’s holiday 2013 feature Frozen will be a CG-animated version of a project that used to be called The Snow Queen, according to Slashfilm.com. The movie, which has been in development ... Continue Reading →

Soyuzmultfilm Requests Fund Increase from Russia’s Putin

Iconic Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm has requested a bailout from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to avoid going under, reports Variety. Founded 75 years ago, the studio has ... Continue Reading →