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Twentieth Century Fox Animation
Division of 20th Century Fox
Industry
Founded 1994 (as Fox Family Films)
Headquarters Century City, Los Angeles, California, U.S[1]
Key people
Andrea Miloro (co-president)[2]
Robert Baird (co-president)[2]
Products CGI animated films
Owner 21st Century Fox
Parent 20th Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Animation (stylized as 20th Century Fox Animation) is the animation division of the film studio 20th Century Fox, tasked for production feature-length animated film.[3]

History

Before 20th Century Fox started its animation division, Fox released its first six animated films, such as Wizards, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (both released in 1977), Fire and Ice (released in 1983), FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Once Upon a Forest and The Pagemaster.

The division initially started in 1994 as Fox Family Films, as one of four film divisions of Twentieth Century Fox, it produced live-action films such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995), Dunston Checks In (1996), Home Alone 3 (1997) and Ever After (1998). In 1998, following the success of Anastasia, the division was renamed to Fox Animation Studios, refocusing on animated feature films, including stop-motion, mixed media and digital production.[4][5] Chris Meledandri remained as the president of the division,[4][6] which was known by 1999 as 20th Century Fox Animation.[7]

Filmography

Fox Animation Studios

From 1994–2000,[8][9] Fox operated Fox Animation Studios, a traditional animation studio which was started to compete with Walt Disney Animation Studios, which was experiencing great success at the time with films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. The Fox studio, however, was not as successful, their first feature Anastasia made nearly $140 million at the worldwide box office on a $53 million budget in 1997,[10] but their next feature, Titan A.E., was a large financial loss, losing $100 million for 20th Century Fox in 2000.[11] The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of computer animation, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studios.[9]

Blue Sky Studios

Premiere of Blue Sky Studio's Rio at the Connecticut Science Center: Vanessa Morrison, 20th Century Fox Animation president;[12] Jim Gianopulos, Fox Entertainment Group chairman and CEO; Dannel Malloy, governor of Connecticut; Brian Keane, Blue Sky Studios COO;[12] and Chris Dodd, MPAA chairman.

Since 1997, Fox owns Blue Sky Studios, a computer animation company known for the Ice Age franchise.[13] Fox has had much more success with Blue Sky, and the box office receipts of their films are competitive with those of Pixar and DreamWorks, they have released twelve feature films, numerous short films and television specials. Major feature films include:

Other studios

See also

References

  1. ^ Burton, Michelle (June 12, 2011). "Long Beach Animation Careers - A Profile of the Art Scene, Top Employers, & Animation Schools/Programs". Animation Career Review. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Kilday, Gregg (October 30, 2017). "Fox Animation Names Andrea Miloro, Robert Baird Co-Presidents". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). 21st Century Fox. p. 19. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Petrikin, Chris (February 18, 1998). "Fox renamed that toon". Variety. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Business - Fox Films To Focus On Animated Fare". Animation World Magazine. April 1998. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Chris Meledandri To Receive PGA's 2014 Visionary Award". Deadline. October 28, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2018. While there, he became founding president of 20th Century Fox Animation,... 
  7. ^ King, Susan (November 18, 1999). "Sidekick Bat Spreads His Wings in 'Bartok'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 31, 2018. ...,says Chris Meledandri, president of 20th Century Fox Animation. 
  8. ^ Kaye, Jeff (May 6, 1994). "COMPANY TOWN : Fox Heats Up the Animation Wars : Movies: Heavyweight Don Bluth discusses the deal that will bring him and Gary Goldman home from Ireland". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Eller, Claudia (June 29, 2000). "20th Century Fox Closes Its Phoenix Animation Studio". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ Anastasia at Box Office Mojo
  11. ^ Palmeri, Christopher (September 19, 2013). "Despicable Me 2 Producer Knows How to Win the Box Office". Bloomberg. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Vanessa Morrison Re-Ups With Fox, Brian Keane With Blue Sky After 'Ice Age 4′". Deadline. July 18, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Imaginative Pix takes interest in Blue Sky". Variety. August 28, 1997. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  14. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 9, 2017). "Will Smith & Tom Holland Topline 'Spies In Disguise' Animated Film". Deadline. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  15. ^ Kit, Borys (June 11, 2015). "Fox Animation Nabs 'Nimona' Adaptation With 'Feast' Director (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2015. 
  16. ^ Riley, Jennel (February 9, 2017). "Oscar Winner Patrick Osborne Returns With First-Ever VR Nominee 'Pearl'". Variety. Retrieved June 30, 2017. I’m working with Blue Sky Animation and Fox on “Nimona,... 
  17. ^ Couch, Aaron (June 30, 2017). "Fox Carves Out Dates for 6 Mystery Marvel Movies". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  18. ^ "20th Century Fox Pushes Back Alita and The Predator". ComingSoon.net. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-02-13. 
  19. ^ "Business - Fox Films To Focus On Animated Fare". Animation World Magazine. April 1998. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  20. ^ Brody, Richard (November 2, 2009). "Wild, Wild Wes". The New Yorker. Retrieved December 22, 2013. And doing it on the industrial scale required for a studio motion picture—this one is being produced by Twentieth Century Fox Animation—is a gigantic undertaking. 
  21. ^ Kilday, Gregg (October 30, 2017). "Vanessa Morrison Takes on New Role as President, Fox Family". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2018. ..., as well as independent projects such as Book of Life and Fantastic Mr. Fox. 
  22. ^ McClintock, Pamela (December 12, 2012). "Fox Animation Teaming With Guillermo del Toro on 'Book of Life' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  23. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2017-10-12). "'Gambit' Starring Channing Tatum Will Open Valentine's Day 2019". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 
  24. ^ Hipes, Patrick (October 4, 2017). "'Bob's Burgers' Movie Ordered Up For 2020". Deadline. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  25. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2017-10-12). "'Gambit' Starring Channing Tatum Will Open Valentine's Day 2019". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-10-13. 

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