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 is an American animation studio and a division of Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal and is owned by Comcast. Universal Animation Studios has produced direct-to-video sequels to Universal-released movies, such as The Land Before Time, An American Tail, Balto, Curious George as well as other movies and television series.
History[change | change source]
Universal Animation Studios was established in 1990 as Universal Cartoon Studios. It was the animation division of MCA Inc. The first work by the company was Back to the Future: The Animated Series. It was announced on March 22, 1991 and was first broadcast on CBS on September 14 the same year.
In 2006, Universal Cartoon Studios was renamed to Universal Animation Studios.
Filmography[change | change source]
Movies[change | change source]
Direct-to-video feature movies[change | change source]
Theatrical movies[change | change source]
|#||Title||Release date||Co-production with|
|1||Curious George||February 10, 2006||Imagine Entertainment|
|2||Woody Woodpecker||October 5, 2017||Universal 1440 Entertainment|
Short movies[change | change source]
- Fractured Fairy Tales: The Phox, the Box, & the Lox (1999) (theatrical release)
TV series[change | change source]
TV Specials[change | change source]
- Opus 'n' Bill: A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
- Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013)
- Curious George A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
- How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
- 5 More Sleeps 'til Christmas (2021)
Franchises[change | change source]
|Titles||Release dates||Movies||TV Seasons|
|An American Tail||1986–1999||4||1|
|The Land Before Time||1988–2016||14||2|
|Alvin and the Chipmunks||1999–2000||2||0|
Associated Productions[change | change source]
- An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
- We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
- Balto (1995)
Miscellaneous[change | change source]
- 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
- The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (1999) - traditionally-animated introduction
- Dudley-Do Right’s RipSaw Falls (1999) - traditionally-animated queue video.
Related pages[change | change source]
- Universal Monsters
- Walter Lantz Productions
- DreamWorks Animation
- Universal Interactive
- List of unproduced Universal Pictures animated projects
- Charlotte's Web (1973)
- An American Tail (1986)
- The Land Before Time (1988)
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Registration Certificate". United States Patent and Trademark Office. October 6, 1992. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
First use 4-5-1991, in commerce 4-5-1991.
- ↑ "Animation Production Companies". June 8, 2009. Retrieved May 12, 2020 – via Backstage.com.
- ↑ "Motion Picture Almanac". June 6, 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2020 – via Google Books.
- ↑ "2017 Studio List" (PDF). August 29, 2017. Retrieved May 12, 2020 – via Animationguild.org.