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Simon Wells (Director)
Amblimation was the animation production arm of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. It only made three films that include An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) and Balto (1995), which were all distributed by Universal Pictures. The studio was shut down in 1997 and some of the Amblimation staff went on to join DreamWorks Animation, which was later acquired in 2016, by Universal's parent company NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion, making it Universal's third animation unit following Universal Animation Studios and Illumination. The company's mascot, Fievel Mousekewitz (An American Tail), appears in its production logo. A project to adapt the 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats was in the making, but was abandoned with the studio's closure.
Amblimation was known for its quieter atmosphere, more subdued acting, and more atmospheric pace compared to a great deal of American animated films; these qualities usually led to underperformance at American box offices and may have factored in the decision to close the studio down.
|Release Date||Title||Box Office Gross|
|November 22, 1991||An American Tail: Fievel Goes West||$40.6 million|
|November 24, 1993||We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story||$9.3 million (US)|
|December 22, 1995||Balto||$11.3 million|
Note: All series were co-produced with Universal Animation Studios.
- Amblin Entertainment
- DreamWorks Animation
- Universal Interactive
- Universal Animation Studios
- Sullivan Bluth Studios
- List of Universal Pictures theatrical animated features
- List of unproduced Universal Pictures animated projects
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