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20th Century Fox Animation is the animation division of film studio 20th Century Fox.

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Fox Animation Studios

Before 20th Century Fox started its animation division in 1997, 20th Century Fox released its first six animated films, such as Wizards, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (both released in 1977), Fire and Ice (released in 1983), FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Once Upon a Forest, and The Pagemaster. From 1997–2000, they operated Fox Animation Studios, a traditional animation studio which was started to compete with Walt Disney Animation Studios, which was experiencing great success at the time with films such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King. The Fox studio, however, was not as successful. Their first feature Anastasia, although critically acclaimed as being of Disney caliber and often mistaken as a Disney film, barely made a profit, taking in $58 million at the American box office on an estimated $53 million dollar budget [1]. Their next feature, Titan A.E., was a large financial loss, taking back only $22 million of its estimated $75 million budget [2]. The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of computer animation, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studio after 2000.

Blue Sky Studios

At present, Fox owns Blue Sky Studios, a computer animation company. Fox has had much more success with Blue Sky, and the box office receipts of their films are competitive with that of Pixar's and DreamWorks's. They have currently released five features: 2002's Ice Age, 2005's Robots, 2006's Ice Age: The Meltdown, 2008's Horton Hears a Who!, and 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Films

Fox Animation Studios era

Blue Sky Studios era

Films based on television series

  • Inside the CIA (2005)
  • Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005, made for DVD)
  • The Simpsons Movie (2007)
  • Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007, made for DVD)
  • Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008, made for DVD)
  • Futurama: Bender's Game (2008, made for DVD)
  • Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009, made for DVD)

Theatrical short films

Other films

Future films

Television series


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