Vanguard Animation

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Of an older production company, see Vanguard Productions.
Vanguard Films & Animation
Industry CGI animation
Founded 2002; 14 years ago (2002)
Founder John H. Williams
Neil Braun
Headquarters West Hollywood, California, USA
Number of locations
Key people
John H. Williams (CEO)
Gary Chapman (Head of Prod.)
Number of employees

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] The studio has offices in British Columbia, Canada and Ealing Studios in London, England, United Kingdom. Starz Media owns the studio's minority stake.


The studio was founded in 2002 by John H. Williams.[1] For its launch, it 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 MC
1 Valiant August 19, 2005 $35,000,000 $61,746,888 31% 45%
2 Happily N'Ever After January 5, 2007 $47,000,000 $38,085,778 4% 28%
3 Space Chimps July 18, 2008 $37,000,000 $64,834,964 34% 36%
4 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back May 28, 2010 N/A $4,124,518 0% N/A

Films in development

Title Refs.
Charming [5]
Gnomes [5]
Alien Rock Band [6]
Rotten Island [6]
Buzby [6]
City of Dragons [6]
Atomic Circus [6]
Oz Wars [7]
Ribbit [8]
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
The Twits
In The Night Kitchen
Galaxy High

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. 
  5. ^ a b "Brochure 2015" (PDF). SC Films International. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Mike Johnson to Helm Animated Oz Wars" (Press release). Vanguard Films via 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  8. ^ "Ribbit ~ Gary Chapman ~ Vanguard Animation". 

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