|Industry||Video games and video game animation|
|Key People||Dale DeSharone|
|Zelda-related Product(s)||The Faces of Evil|
The Wand of Gamelon
Animation Magic was a former Russo-American video game developer. They have developed two licensed The Legend of Zelda games, The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon, which were developed and published for the Philips CD-i.
The company were well known for their use of animated full motion video cutscenes in many of their games, including games such as I.M. Meen, Mutant Rampage: Body Slam, and the aforementioned Zelda games. During development of the two Zelda games, the company was formerly known as Dale Disharoon, Inc. (or Dale DeSharone Inc.), named after the company's founder. The company would then found the joint company Animation Magic with Igor Razboff in St. Petersburg, Russia, which the games' cutscenes were outsourced to. The two companies would then eventually combine and become wholly known as Animation Magic.
The company was acquired by Capitol Multimedia in 1998, and later dissolved into Vivendi.
Developed Zelda Games
|The Faces of Evil||Philips CD-i||October 10, 1993|
|The Wand of Gamelon||Philips CD-i||October 10, 1993|
- An interview with the creator of the CD-i Zelda games | Zelda Universe
- "The U.S. company was Dale Disharoon, Inc. and the joint company we started in St. Petersburg, Russia was Animation Magic. We eventually rolled it all into Animation Magic (including the U.S. opearations). I would prefer that you just called it Animation Magic. That would also present less confusion about Disharoon/DeSharone." — Dale DeSharone, Dale DeSharone: an unspoken legend, Hardcore Gaming 101, retrieved April 10, 2015.