20th Century Fox Animation is the animation division of film studio 20th Century Fox, tasked for production feature length animated film. [2 ]
Fox Animation Studios
20th Century Fox started its animation division in 1997, 20th Century Fox released its first six animated films, such as , Wizards (both released in 1977), Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (released in 1983), Fire and Ice , FernGully: The Last Rainforest and Once Upon a Forest . From 1994–2000, The Pagemaster [3 ] they operated [4 ] 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 and Aladdin . The Fox studio, however, was not as successful. Their first feature The Lion King , 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. Anastasia Their next feature, [5 ] , was a large financial loss, as it made less than $37 million worldwide against its $75 million budget. Titan A.E. The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of [6 ] computer animation, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studios after 2000. [4 ]
Blue Sky Studios
Since 1997, 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 those of [8 ] Pixar and DreamWorks. They have released eight features:
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^ at Anastasia Box Office Mojo
^ at Titan A.E. Box Office Mojo
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^ "Imaginative Pix takes interest in Blue Sky". Variety. August 28, 1997 . Retrieved December 7, 2013.
^ 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."
^ McClintock, Pamela (December 12, 2012). "Fox Animation Teaming With Guillermo del Toro on 'Book of Life' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved December 22, 2013.
^ a b McClintock, Pamela (December 20, 2013). ". 'Ice Age 5' to Hit Theaters Summer 2016" The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved December 22, 2013.
^ a b 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.
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^ 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.
^ Goldstein, Gregg; Abrams, Rachel (September 7, 2012). "Tobey Maguire, Fox draw 'Cardboard. '" Variety . Retrieved September 8, 2012.
^ Kroll, Justin; Abrams, Rachel (October 25, 2012). ". 'Rio' helmer Carlos Saldanha inks Fox pact" Variety . Retrieved October 26, 2012.
^ McClintock, Pamela (April 13, 2010). "Jamie Foxx toons up ‘Welcome to the Jungle’". Variety . Retrieved January 7, 2014.
^ WENN.Com (August 18, 2011). "Foxx dreamed up safari movie bored in the jungle". Hollywood.com . Retrieved January 7, 2014.
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