Colossal Pictures

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Colossal Pictures
Industry Media
Fate Folded into Wildbrain
Successor(s) Wildbrain
Founded 1976
Defunct 1999
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Key people Drew Takahashi
Gary Gutierrez
Japhet Asher
Products animation
stop-motion
computer graphics
special effects
interactive
live action

Colossal Pictures (styled (Colossal) Pictures) was an award-winning[1] entertainment company that developed and produced television programming, network branding, and film titles.

Founded in 1976, Colossal Pictures' clients included Coca-Cola, Nickelodeon, Starbucks Coffee, Disney, Discovery Channel, Denny's, Americast, Samsung, Microsoft, MTV, Cartoon Network, Broderbund, Nike, Sega, AT&T, Honda, Hershey's, Listerine, Hasbro Interactive, Time Warner, Paramount, Pizza Hut, Apple, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Turner Entertainment and just about every major network cable and television company.

History[edit]

In 1976, three men named Drew Takahashi, Nicholas Judy, and Gary Gutierrez created a company named (Colossal) Pictures. It became well known in the 1980s and 1990s for its innovative design work. Its clients included MTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, and Coca-Cola.

In 1995, they started losing money from an exhibit the company made for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Click 3X, a post-production company they often worked with. In 1996, the company underwent Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Due to profits the company got from trying to work on projects, they emerged for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Winter 1997.

In 1999, the company closed. Meanwhile, Ed Bell, Charlie Canfield, and George Evelyn folded it into Wildbrain.

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Shorts, shows and opening titles[edit]

Commercials and branding[edit]

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