- Of an older production company, see Vanguard Productions.
Vanguard Animation's logo
|Founder(s)||John H. Williams
|Headquarters||West Hollywood, California, USA|
|Number of locations||3|
|Key people||John H. Williams (CEO)
Gary Chapman (Head of Prod.)
Starz Media owns a minority stake in Vanguard.
Vanguard Animation was founded in 2002 by John H. Williams. For its launch, Vanguard Animation signed with Disney a four-picture deal to produce sub-$40 million computer-animated films. Following year, Vanguard sold a minority stake to IDT Corporation and partnered with its animation unit, Digital Production Solutions, to co-produce and co-own all Vanguard's properties, including Valiant (2005), the first project produced for Disney.
|1||Valiant||August 19, 2005||$35,000,000||$61,746,888||31%||5.6|
|2||Happily N'Ever After||January 5, 2007||$47,000,000||$38,085,778||4%||4.2|
|3||Space Chimps||July 18, 2008||$37,000,000||$64,834,964||34%||4.5|
|4||Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back||May 28, 2010||N/A||$4,124,518||0%||2.7|
- "IDT Media's Digital Production Solutions -DPS- Signs Joint Venture and Partnership Agreement with Vanguard Animation; DPS Also Gets First Look Rights on all Vanguard Animation Work". Business Wire. July 22, 2003. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- "The Walt Disney Studios and 'Shrek' producer John Williams partner for new CG animated film output". PR Newswire. 5 September 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
- "The Walt Disney Studios and 'Shrek' Producer John Williams Partner For New CG Animated Film Output.". The Free Library. 5 September 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
- Bloom, David (July 22, 2003). "Vanguard sells stake, inks IDT co-prod’n deal". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
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