Crest Animation Productions

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Crest Animation Productions (formerly RichCrest Animation Studios and Rich Animation Studios) is an animation studio located in Burbank, California, United States.


The studio was founded by Richard Rich, who previously worked at Disney. The studio's first and most famous film was The Swan Princess, which was a box office bomb. After the animated remake The King and I was released in 1999 and The Trumpet of the Swan was released in 2001, due to bankruptcy and losses they were taken over by Crest Animation Studios (CEO: A. K. Madhavan), an Indian animation studio, to form RichCrest Animation Studios. Lions Gate has entered into a deal with RichCrest Animation Studios to make three 3D animated feature-length productions, the first of these, Alpha and Omega. Alpha and Omega is the third most well-known film of the studio in critical reception and the first in box office. The currently highest rated film of Crest Animations is its sequel Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure, which holds a 5.6/10 score in IMDb.

In February 2007, it was renamed to its current name and it was announced that it is "expanding its business to become a full-service animation studio specializing in the development and production of CGI-animated properties for theatrical, television, home entertainment and interactive distribution".[1]


Feature films[edit]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
1 The Swan Princess November 18, 1994 $35,000,000 $9,771,658 (USA) 42% 6.1/10
2 The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain July 18, 1997 $273,644 (USA) N/A 5.1/10
3 The Swan Princess III: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom August 4, 1998 N/A 5.2/10
4 The King and I March 19, 1999 $25,000,000 $11,993,021 (USA) 13% 3.5/10
5 The Trumpet of the Swan May 11, 2001 $102,202 15% 4.7/10
6 Muhammad: The Last Prophet November 14, 2004 N/A 4.5/10
7 Alpha and Omega September 17, 2010 $20,000,000 $55,509,275 22% 5.7/10
8 The Little Engine That Could March 22, 2011 29% 5.5/10
9 The Swan Princess Christmas November 6, 2012 4% 3.7/10
10 Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure October 8, 2013 57% 7.6/10
11 The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale February 25, 2014 16% 4.9/10
12 Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games March 25, 2014 46% 7.3/10

Upcoming films[edit]

Title Release date Ref(s)
Alpha and Omega 4: The Legend of the Saw-Toothed Cave October 2014 [2]
Norm of the North January 16, 2015 [3][4]
Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation Spring 2015 [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baisley, Sarah (February 13, 2007). "RichCrest Animation Now Crest Animation Prods. with Fogelson at Helm". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "PGS Secures rights to Alpha and Omega TV movie". Rapid TV News. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Mahesh, Prashant; Agashe, Ashish (February 4, 2010). "Crest Animation's 3D stereoscopic film to roll out in Oct". The Economic Times (The Times Group). Archived from the original on April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Lions Gate Entertainment. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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