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Madrid – Sold by Studiocanal, Ben Stassen’s adventure comedy “The House of Magic 3D,” the latest movie from one of continental Europe’s biggest animation players, Stassen’s Brussels-based nWave Pictures, has its own special Christmas present: A near day-and-date multi-market release in key territories.

Studiocanal is also now discussing a U.S. release for “Magic.”

Budgeted at $34 million, “Magic” will bow Dec. 24 in South Korea, courtesy of Cj Entertainment.

Studiocanal itself, which teamed with nWave to produce “Magic,” releases the family-targeted toon pic in France on Christmas Day, as does Belga Films in Belgium.  “Magic” hits cinema theaters in Singapore Dec. 26, via Shaw Organization. Notorious Pictures bows “Magic” New Year’s Day in Italy, Medyavizyon follows suit in Turkey.

Studiocanal will release ‘Magic” in Germany May 22, in the U.K. around April-May, and in Australia-New Zealand, dates to be firmed up.

Estars will distribute in China, Russia’s Volga »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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