The star maker teams with the driving force behind 'The Lego Movie,' betting that animated features will be driving chart smashes for years to come: "This is something we dreamt of doing"

Simon Cowell is betting that Frozen and Despicable Me 2 are not isolated incidents of animated films creating musical hits.

Animal Logic Entertainment (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) and Cowell's Syco Entertainment have formed a partnership to make and develop music-based animated films and hybrid animation/live-action movies. Sony Pictures purchased their first film and has scheduled it for release in 2016.

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