Vanguard Animation

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Vanguard Films & Animation
LLC
Industry Computer animation
VFX
Founded 2002; 16 years ago (2002)
Founder John H. Williams
Neil Braun
Headquarters West Hollywood, California, United States
Number of locations
3
Key people
John H. Williams (CEO)
Gary Chapman (Head of Prod.)
Number of employees
10
Website vanguardanimation.com

Vanguard Films & Animation, often named only as Vanguard Animation, is an American production 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.

History[edit]

The studio was founded in 2002 by John H. Williams.[1] For its launch, it signed with Ealing Studios 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 and only project produced for Disney.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT MC
1 Valiant March 25, 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 October 5, 2010 $2,500,000 $4,124,518 0% N/A
5 Get Squirrely November 4, 2016 $1,000,000 $1,224,520 N/A N/A
6 Gnome Alone April 20, 2018 $20,000,000 $10,452,737 N/A N/A

Upcoming movies[edit]

Title Release date Budget
Charming December 21, 2018 $20,000,000
Trouble 2019
Supercharged 2019

Short films[edit]

  • Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance[5]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (2001)". IMDb. Retrieved November 12, 2016.

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