20th Century Fox Animation

Twentiethth Century Fox Animation
Division of 20th Century Fox
Industry Traditional animation
CGI animation
Motion pictures
Founded 1997
Headquarters Century City, Los Angeles, California, U.S[1]
Key people
Vanessa Morrison (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]


Fox Animation Studios

Before 20th Century Fox started its animation division in 1997, 20th Century 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. From 19942000,[4][5] 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 nearly $140 million at the worldwide box office on a $53 million budget.[6] Their next feature, Titan A.E., was a large financial loss, as it made less than $37 million worldwide against its $75 million budget.[7] The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of computer animation, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studios after 2000.[5]

Blue Sky Studios

Premiere of Blue Sky Studio's Rio at the Connecticut Science Center: Vanessa Morrison, 20th Century Fox Animation president;[8] Jim Gianopulos, Fox Entertainment Group chairman and CEO; Dannel Malloy, governor of Connecticut; Brian Keane, Blue Sky Studios COO;[8] and Chris Dodd, MPAA chairman.

Since 1997, Fox owns Blue Sky Studios, a computer animation company.[9] 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 eleven features:

Other films

Television specials

Short films

Produced with Blue Sky Studios

Other films

Upcoming films

See also


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  2. "20th Century Fox Animation, Blue Sky Studios and Peanuts Worldwide Announce Iconic Peanuts Gang to Hit Theaters". Business Wire. October 9, 2012. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). 21st Century Fox. p. 19. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  4. 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.
  5. 1 2 Eller, Claudia (June 29, 2000). "20th Century Fox Closes Its Phoenix Animation Studio". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  6. Anastasia at Box Office Mojo
  7. Titan A.E. at Box Office Mojo
  8. 1 2 "Vanessa Morrison Re-Ups With Fox, Brian Keane With Blue Sky After 'Ice Age 4′". Deadline. July 18, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  9. "Imaginative Pix takes interest in Blue Sky". Variety. August 28, 1997. Retrieved December 7, 2013.
  10. 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.
  11. McClintock, Pamela (December 12, 2012). "Fox Animation Teaming With Guillermo del Toro on 'Book of Life' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  12. 1 2 Chitwood, Adam (May 16, 2013). "DreamWorks Animation Moves B.O.O. Release Up to June 5, 2015 and TROLLS to November 4, 2016; Fox Dates ANUBIS and FERDINAND". Collider.com. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  13. McClintock, Pamela (December 20, 2013). "'Ice Age 5' to Hit Theaters Summer 2016". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  14. Fox Consumer Products (August 23, 2016). "TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS - BLE 2016 PREVIEW STATEMENT" (Press release). Virtual Press Office. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  15. "Pigeon Impossible". Box Office Mojo (2019). Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  16. Kit, Borys (July 22, 2011). "'Mutts' Comic Strip Headed to Big Screen From 20th Century Fox (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  17. Kit, Borys (April 30, 2012). "Fox Animation Picks Up Children's Book 'Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  18. Goldstein, Gregg; Abrams, Rachel (September 7, 2012). "Tobey Maguire, Fox draw 'Cardboard'". Variety. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  19. Kroll, Justin; Abrams, Rachel (October 25, 2012). "'Rio' helmer Carlos Saldanha inks Fox pact". Variety. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  20. McClintock, Pamela (April 13, 2010). "Jamie Foxx toons up 'Welcome to the Jungle'". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  21. WENN.Com (August 18, 2011). "Foxx dreamed up safari movie bored in the jungle". Hollywood.com. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  22. Gostin, Nicki (April 14, 2011). "Jamie Foxx on 'Rio' and Getting Obama 'Down the Soul Train Line'". PopEater.com. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  23. McClintock, Pamela (February 7, 2011). "Fox Sets 'Mr. Men' Animated Feature With Producer Shawn Levy (EXCLUSIVE)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  24. 20th Century Fox Film (January 27, 2015). "Fox Animation Acquires Film Rights to Sanrio's Mr. Men Little Miss Properties" (Press release). Business Wire. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  25. Kit, Borys (June 11, 2015). "Fox Animation Nabs 'Nimona' Adaptation With 'Feast' Director (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  26. Busch, Anita (September 16, 2016). "'The Littlest Bigfoot': Kids Book To Be Made Into Animated Feature". Deadline. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  27. Busch, Anita (September 14, 2016). "Fox Animation Picks Up 'Zita The Spacegirl' Book Trilogy For Chernin Entertainment". Deadline. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  28. Lodderhose, Diana (October 25, 2016). "Fox Animation Picks Up 'The Girl Who Drank The Moon' For 'Kubo And The Two Strings' Writer Marc Haimes". Deadline. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  29. Kit, Borys (November 10, 2016). "Fox Animation Nabs Rights to Children's Fantasy 'Momotaro: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  30. Kit, Borys (November 16, 2016). "'The Dam Keeper' Feature Film in the Works From Fox Animation, Tonko House". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 16, 2016.

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