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Fox Television Animation

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Fox Television Animation
IndustryTelevision production
Founded1999; 21 years ago (1999)
ProductsTelevision animation
Parent20th Television
(Walt Disney Television)

Fox Television Animation is an American animation studio that creates, develops and produces animated television series, specials and other projects primarily for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It is a division of Walt Disney Television through 20th Television.


The studio was established in 1999.[1] Its first project was the continued production of Family Guy for its third season, which it took over from the series' previous home at Film Roman for seasons one and two. The studio would become the home of future animated series co-created by Seth MacFarlane: American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.[2] In 2016, Fox Television Animation assumed production of The Simpsons, taking over from Film Roman.

Most animated projects from 20th Century Studios are subcontracted to third party animation production companies such as Film Roman, Titmouse, Inc., Bento Box Entertainment and Rough Draft Studios, but the company maintains 20th Television Animation as an in-house option. Because the company acts as a production house for hire, it is not treated as a labeled division of 20th Century Studios like Touchstone Television or Searchlight Pictures. The studio specializes in animation pre-production and post-production, while the actual animation production is handled by studios in South Korea. 20th Television Animation's frequent contractors include Digital eMation, Yearim Productions, AKOM Production, and Rough Draft Korea.

The studio maintains a location in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles[3][4] Its workers are represented by The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839.[5]

Television series[edit]

All series are produced in association with 20th Television.

Title[6] Years Network Co-Productions Notes
Family Guy 2001–2003
Fox Fuzzy Door Productions Took over Film Roman from animating beginning with season 3, credited as Fox Television Animation until season 18
American Dad! 2005–present Fox (2005–2014)
TBS (2014–present)
Underdog Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
Credited as Fox Television Animation until season 17
The Cleveland Show 2009–2013 Fox Person Unknown Productions
Happy Jack Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
Credited as Fox Television Animation; and the only series to be credited as Fox throughout its run
The Simpsons 2016–present Fox Gracie Films Beginning with season 28; credited as Fox Television Animation until season 31

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fox Television Animation, Inc. Delaware corporate filing
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ LinkedIn. "Fox Television Animation" about page.
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ The Animation Guild Studio List
  6. ^ Sarkar, Samit (December 14, 2017). "Here are the Fox movies and TV shows that Disney now owns". Polygon. Retrieved April 15, 2020.

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