20th Century Fox Animation is the animation division of film studio 20th Century Fox.
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 1997–2000, 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, was a small success, taking in nearly $140 million at the worldwide box office on a $53 million dollar budget. Their next feature, Titan A.E., was a large financial loss, as it made less than $37 million worldwide against its $75 million budget. The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of computer animation, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studio after 2000. However, FAS still releases animated films outsourced from other companies, such as the film version of Fantastic Mr. Fox (from Regency Enterprises).
Blue Sky Studios
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 and DreamWorks's. They have released eight features:
Films based on television series
Theatrical short films
- ^ Anastasia at Box Office Mojo
- ^ Titan A.E. at Box Office Mojo
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