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Encyclopedia > 20th Century Fox Animation

20th Century Fox Animation is the animation division of film studio 20th Century Fox. Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ...


From 1992–2000, they 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, although critically acclaimed as being of Disney caliber and often mistaken as a Disney film, barely made a profit, taking in $58 million at the American box office on an estimated $53 million dollar budget [1]. Their next feature, Titan A.E., was a large financial loss, taking back only $22 million of its estimated $75 million budget [2]. The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of computer animation, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studio after 2000. Fox Animation Studios was a short-lived traditional animation studio, a division of 20th Century Fox, headed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. ... Traditional animation, also referred to as classical animation, cel animation, or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... Walt Disney Animation Studios is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company, and the oldest surviving animation studio in the world. ... Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated film, the thirtieth animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... The Lion King is a 1994 animated feature Academy Award-winning film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated science fiction adventure film from Fox Animation Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ...


At present, Fox owns Blue Sky Studios, a computer animation company. Fox has had much more success with Blue Sky, and the box office receipts of their films are competitive with that of Pixar's. They have currently released three features: 2002's Ice Age, 2005's Robots, and 2006's Ice Age: The Meltdown. Currently in production is a film version of the Dr. Seuss book Horton Hears A Who, slated to be released in 2008. Blue Sky Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation and rendering. ... This article is about the film. ... Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. ... Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his classic childrens books under the pen name Dr. Seuss, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and One Fish Two Fish... Horton Hears a Who! (1954) is a rhyming story by Dr. Seuss. ...

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Films

Once Upon a Forest is a 1993 animated film with an environmental theme, released on June 18, 1993 by 20th Century Fox. ... The Pagemaster is a live action/animated film released by 20th Century Fox on November 23, 1993 and based on the illustrated book of the same name. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Bartok the Magnificent is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok. ... Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated science fiction adventure film from Fox Animation Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. ... This article is about the film. ... Robots is a computer-animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox (the same companies behind the film Ice Age), and was released theatrically (both in normal theaters and in IMAX theaters) on March 11th, 2005. ... Everyones Hero is a 2006 computer animated film. ... The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 animated comedy film based on the animated television series The Simpsons, directed by David Silverman, and scheduled to be released worldwide by July 27, 2007. ...

Future Films

For the book, see Horton Hears a Who!. Horton Hears a Who! is a CGI animated film based on the 1954 book by Dr. Seuss and starring Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. ... Ice Age 3 is an upcoming computer animated film to be the second sequel of Ice Age. ... Fantastic Mr. ...

Television series

Simpsons redirects here. ... This article is about the television program. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Futurama is an Emmy Award-winning animated American sitcom created by Matt Groening, also the creator of The Simpsons, and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox network. ... American Dad! is a satirical American animated television series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Fox. ...

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