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Fox Animation Studios was a short-lived traditional animation studio, a division of 20th Century Fox, headed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The department was designed to compete with Walt Disney Feature Animation, which had phenomenal success in the early-1990s with the releases of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. Traditional animation, sometimes also called cel animation or hand-drawn animation, is the oldest and historically the most popular form of animation. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... Donald Virgil Bluth (born September 13, 1937) is a former Disney animator who, along with fellow animators Gary Goldman and John Pomeroy, set out on his own in 1979 to start his own animation studio, Don Bluth Productions. ... Gary Goldman (born November 17, 1944 in Oakland, California) is American animator, director, and producer. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated film, the thirtieth animated feature to be released by the Walt Disney Company. ... For the Golden Films film, see Aladdin (Golden Films film) Aladdin is the thirty-first animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, made and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and released on November 25, 1992 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... The Lion King is the 32nd animated feature in the Disney animated feature canon, and the third highest-grossing animated feature film ever released in the United States. ...


The studio's output was not as successful as the Disney films were. Only one of its two theatrical releases, Anastasia, turned a profit. The other theatrical Fox Animation Studios production, Titan A.E., made only USD$9,376,845 in its opening weekend—on an estimated budget of $75,000,000—and the studio was shut down as a result. Original theatrical poster for . Anastasia is an animated feature created at Fox Animation Studios, produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and released on November 21, 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox. ... Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated sci-fi space adventure film from Fox Animation Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ...


The only other Fox Animation Studios production was Bartok the Magnificent, a direct-to-video sequel to Anastasia. The studio also did credited clean-up animation on DreamWorks' The Prince of Egypt. Bluth and Goldman were considered to produce Ice Age as a traditionally animated feature, but passed on the script. Bartok the Magnificent is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... A sequel is a work of fiction in literature, film, and other creative works that is produced after a completed work, and is set in the same universe but at a later time. ... DreamWorks SKG is one of the major American film studios which develops, produces, and distributes films, video games, and television programming. ... The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated film, the first animated film produced and released by DreamWorks SKG. The story follows the life of Moses from his birth, through his childhood as a prince of Egypt and finally to his ultimate destiny to lead the Hebrew slaves out... DVD cover This article is about a film. ...


Today, Blue Sky Studios serves as the animation producer for 20th Century Fox. Blue Sky Studios is an Academy Award winning computer animation studio which specializes in photo-realistic, high-resolution, computer-generated character animation. ...


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Fox produces animated feature - with a difference (646 words)
Since it opened in late 1993, the studio has been devoted to the making of ''Anastasia,'' a fairy-tale rendition of the lost Russian princess who was the last surviving member of the toppled Romanov family.
Fox built its $100 million animation studio outside of Los Angeles to ''break the mold and be different,'' said Kiki Morris, senior vice president and general manager of Fox Animation Studios.
Just as Fox broke the mold by leaving Los Angeles, Bluth and his creative partner, Don Goldman, left Disney after spending the early part of their careers at the animation giant.
Fox Animation Studios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
Fox Animation Studios was a short-lived traditional animation studio, a division of 20th Century Fox, headed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman.
The department was designed to compete with Walt Disney Feature Animation, which had phenomenal success in the early-1990s with the releases of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.
The studio's output was not as successful as the Disney films were.
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