Colossal Pictures

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Colossal Pictures
Industry Media
Fate Folded into Wildbrain
Merged with BIG Pictures
Successor Wildbrain, M5 Industries
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
Slogan We do...

Colossal Pictures (styled as (Colossal) Pictures or (C)P) was an entertainment company[1] that developed and produced television programming, network branding, and film titles. Colossal's work has won every major industry award, from the Clio, Emmy and Grammy to the Cannes Gold Lion and Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Top Honor.

Founded in 1976, Colossal Pictures' clients included MTV,[2] Nickelodeon,[3] Coca-Cola, Starbucks Coffee, Disney, Discovery Channel, Denny's, Americast, Samsung, Microsoft, 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.

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In 1976, two men named Drew Takahashi and Gary Gutierrez started 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, among others.

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 attempting to work on projects, they emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Winter 1997.

In 1999, the company closed. Meanwhile, Ed Bell, Charlie Canfield, and George Evelyn folded it into Wildbrain. Jamie Hyneman, manager of Colossal Pictures’ model shop, took over the facility and turned it into M5 Industries.[4]

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