Vanguard Animation

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Of an older production company, see Vanguard Productions.
Vanguard Films & Animation
Type LLC
Industry CGI animation
Founded 2002
Founders John H. Williams
Neil Braun
Headquarters West Hollywood, California, USA
Number of locations 3
Key people John H. Williams (CEO)
Gary Chapman (Head of Prod.)
Employees 10

Vanguard Films & Animation, often named only as Vanguard Animation, is an American animation studio founded in 2002 by producer John H. Williams and Neil Braun.[1]

Vanguard is based in West Hollywood, California and has offices in British Columbia, Canada and Ealing Studios in London England, United Kingdom.

Starz Media owns a minority stake in Vanguard.


Vanguard Animation was founded in 2002 by John H. Williams.[1] For its launch, Vanguard Animation signed with Disney a four-picture deal to produce sub-$40 million computer-animated films.[2][3] 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,[1][4] including Valiant (2005), the first project produced for Disney.[2]


Feature films[edit]

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT IMDb
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

Films in development

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "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. 
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Bloom, David (July 22, 2003). "Vanguard sells stake, inks IDT co-prod’n deal". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2013. 
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  6. ^ Valiquette, Mike (December 4, 2013). "From the internets: Animation in Cottage Country". Canadian Animation Resources. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Panda's Stevenson Joins Vanguard's Alien Rock Band" (Press release). Vanguard Films via Animation World Network. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  8. ^ "Mike Johnson to Helm Animated Oz Wars" (Press release). Vanguard Films via 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  9. ^ "Ribbit ~ Gary Chapman ~ Vanguard Animation". 

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