Universal Animation Studios
|Formerly||Universal Cartoon Studios (1991–2006)|
|Predecessor||Walter Lantz Productions|
Number of locations
|Margie Cohn (Head of DWA Television)|
Animated television shows
Universal Animation Studios, formerly known as Universal Cartoon Studios, is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of Comcast's NBCUniversal and a division of Universal Pictures. It has produced sequels to Universal-released feature films, such as The Land Before Time, An American Tail, Balto, as well as other films and television series.
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Universal Animation Studios was established in 1991 as Universal Cartoon Studios.
|Titles||Release dates||Movies||TV Seasons|
|An American Tail||1986–1999||4||1|
|The Land Before Time||1988–present||14||2|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks||1999–2000||2||-|
1:The date reflects the first apperance Woody Woodpecker in a production from Universal Animation Studio rather than the date when the character was originally created in 1940 by Walter Lantz.
Theatrical feature films
|Title||Release date||Co-production with|
|Curious George||February 10, 2006||Imagine Entertainment|
|The Tale of Despereaux||December 19, 2008||Relativity Media|
|Woody Woodpecker[R]||October 5, 2017||Universal 1440 Entertainment|
- R Not released theatrically in the United States
Direct-to-video feature films
- A An adult animated production.
- Fractured Fairy Tales: The Phox, the Box, & the Lox (1999)
- A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
- How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
- 63rd Academy Awards (1991) - animation for Woody Woodpecker presenting the award for Best Animated Short Film
- Kids WB! promos - Earthworm Jim segments.
- The Incredible Hulk Coaster (1999-2015 version) - traditionally animated introduction.
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (1999) - traditionally-animated introduction
- Dudley-Do Right’s RipSaw Falls (1999) - traditionally-animated queue video.
- Escape from Jurassic Park, an animated TV series that takes place after the first Jurassic Park film and before The Lost World: Jurassic Park. While a pitchfilm was made and character designs, outlines and backgrounds had been created, Steven Spielberg never saw it and cancelled it after the storyboards were finished.
- Crash Bandicoot cut scenes, cut scenes that were unused for the first Crash Bandicoot video game due to Sony wanting to push the 3D graphics. It has been theorized that these were going to be used as the basis for a Crash Bandicoot animated series.
- Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect, another animated Jurassic Park TV series which takes place after The Lost World and before Jurassic Park III. It would also be accompanied by the toy series under the same name by Kenner Toys. It would've involved a group of scientists having created dinosaur hybrids consisting of DNA from different creatures. However, like its predecessor series, its production was cancelled.
- Illumination Entertainment
- DreamWorks Animation
- Universal Interactive Studios
- List of Universal Pictures theatrical animated feature films
- List of unproduced Universal Pictures animated projects
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