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20th Century Animation, Inc. (nicknamed 20th Animation, originally Fox Family Films,
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, and 20th Century Fox Animation) is an
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animation
production studio, organized as a division of
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. Originally formed in 1994 as a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox (currently
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), the studio is located in
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Century City, Los Angeles
, and is tasked with producing feature-length films.
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, the primary unit of 20th Century Animation, was shut down on April 7, 2021.


Background

Before 20th Century Fox started its
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animation
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, Fox released its first seven animated films, such as ''
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'' (1975), '' Wizards'', '' Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure'' (1977), ''
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'' (1983), '' FernGully: The Last Rainforest'' (1992) with
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, ''
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'' (1993) and ''
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'' (1994). In May 1993, Fox agreed to a two-year first-look deal with
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for family films. The deal would mostly include original material, though a Nickelodeon executive did not rule out the possibility of making films based on ''
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'', ''
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'' and '' Doug''. However, no films came out of the deal due to the 1994 acquisition of
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Paramount Pictures
by Nickelodeon's parent company,
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, and they would distribute the film projects instead.


History

The division initially started in February 1994 as Fox Family Films, as one of four film divisions of 20th Century Fox under executive
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. The division was planned to produce six feature films a year as part of a plan to produce more films per year overall. Fox senior vice president of production was transferred into the unit as executive vice president in March 1994 after having being hired the previous year. The week of May 6, 1994, Fox Family announced the hiring of
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and
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for a new $100 million
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which began construction that year in
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Phoenix, Arizona
. In three years, the animation studio would produce and release its first film, ''
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''. In September 1994, Matoian was promoted by
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to head up the
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. Meledandri was selected to head up the unit in 1994. It produced live-action films such as ''
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'' (1995), ''
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'' (1996) and ''
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''. By August 1997, Fox Family had decreased the number of live films.
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agreed with Fox Family Films in January 1998 for a film adaptation of the ''
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'' book franchise with
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producing.


20th Century Fox Animation

In 1998, following the success of ''
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'', the division was renamed to
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, refocusing on animated feature films, including stop-motion, mixed media and digital production. The division's live action films in development at the time included
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'
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, the
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spoof ''Disaster Area'', ''
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'' and ''
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''. ''
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'' (1998), a Cinderella adaptation, was the division's last live action film. At this time, there were several animated films on the company's development slate: '' Dark Town'' with
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, Chris Columbus and
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, ''Santa Calls'' at Blue Sky, and
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''),
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and
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'') projects. The Phoenix studio at the time was producing ''Planet Ice'' expected in 1999 and directed by Art Vitello and Anastasia producer/directors Don Bluth and Gary Goldman's then soon to be announced project. remained as the president of the division, which was known by 1999 as 20th Century Fox Animation. The only television series that the Phoenix studio produced was ''
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'', which was a co-production between Fox Animation Studios and
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; that series would air on
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between 1996 and December 2000. 20th Century Fox Animation vice president of physical production Chuck Richardson was sent in early December 1999 to Fox subsidiary Blue Sky Studios as general manager and senior vice president. Richardson was sent to prepare Blue Sky for feature animation production. The Phoenix studio, which kept the Fox Animation Studios name, laid off 2/3 of its employee workforce in February 2000 before its closure in late June of that year, ten days after ''
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'' was released and six months before ''Adventures from the Book of Virtues'' aired its final episode. Fox Animation looked to produce films at Blue Sky and its Los Angeles headquarters. In January 2007, Meledandri left for
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to set up Illumination there with Vanessa Morrison as his replacement while answering to newly appointed 20th Century Fox Film Group vice chairman Hutch Parker. Morrison moved from the live action division where she handled family-children fare as senior vice president of production. Morrision was making deal with outside producers like she approved a Roald Dahl’s '' Fantastic Mr. Fox'' stop-motion adaptation. In September 2017,
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formed a multi-year production deal with
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, who will distribute Locksmith's films, with Locksmith aiming to release a film every 12–18 months. The deal was to bolster Blue Sky's output and replace the loss of distributing
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films, which are now owned and distributed by Universal Pictures. On October 30, 2017, Morrison was named president of a newly created 20th Century Fox division, , which as a mandate similar to this company when it was called Fox Family Films. Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird were named co-president of Fox Animation the same day and would also have direct oversight of Blue Sky and oversee the Locksmith Animation deal and grow Fox Animation with other partnerships and producer deals.


Disney era

On October 18, 2018, it was announced that 20th Century Fox Animation would be added alongside 20th Century Fox to the
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following their acquisition, with co-presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird retaining leadership while reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn and Twentieth Century Fox vice chairman Emma Watts. On March 21, 2019, Disney announced that the 20th Century Fox Animation label (including
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) would be integrated as new units within the Walt Disney Studios with Co-Presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird continuing to lead the studio reporting directly to Alan Horn. Miloro step down as co-president in late July 2019. In August 2019,
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head Andrew Millstein was named as co-president of Blue Sky for day-to-day operations alongside Baird, while
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president
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would also be taking a supervisory role over Millstein. With the Disney take over, the Locksmith deal left 20th Century Fox for
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in October 2019 except for the first and only film under the deal, ''Ron's Gone Wrong''. On January 28, 2020, Disney dropped the "Fox" name from the two main film studio units acquired from 21st Century Fox, while there were no mention of changes to other lesser feature film units. On February 9, 2021, Disney announced that it was shutting down Blue Sky Studios in April 2021, the main unit of 20th Century Animation.


Filmography


Fox Family Films

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'' (1995) *''
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'' (1996) *''
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'' (1997) *'' Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie'' (1997) *''
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'' (1998), a Cinderella adaptation, was the division's last live-action film


Fox Animation Studios

From 1994–2000, Fox operated
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, a
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studio which was started to compete with
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, which was experiencing great success with their releases of films such as ''
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'', ''
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'', ''
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'' and ''
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''. The Fox studio, however, was not as successful. Their first feature ''
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'' made nearly $140 million at the worldwide box office on a $53 million budget in 1997, but their next feature, ''
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'', was a large financial loss, losing $100 million for 20th Century Fox in 2000. The lack of box office success, coupled with the rise of
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, led Fox to shut down the Fox Animation Studios. * ''
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'' (1997) * '' Bartok the Magnificent'' (1999) direct–to–video * ''
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'' (2000)


Blue Sky Studios

From 1997–2021, Fox has owned
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, a computer animation company known for the ''Ice Age'' franchise. Fox has had much more success with this studio, and the box office receipts of their films are competitive with those of
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and
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. On March 21, 2019, Blue Sky Studios was integrated as a separate unit within Walt Disney Studios, but they will still report to Fox Animation presidents Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird. In February 2021, Disney announced that Blue Sky would shut down in April 2021. They have released thirteen feature films, numerous short films and television specials. Major feature films include:


Co-productions


Other

* '' FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue'' (1998) (co-production with Wild Brain and
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'' (1999) (co-production with
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) * '' Kung Pow: Enter the Fist'' (2002) (co-production by O Entertainment) * ''
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'' (2020) (co-production with
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; distributed by
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) *'' Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again'' (2021) (co-production with
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; distributed by
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List of 20th Century Studios theatrical animated feature films This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films produced or released by 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox), a film division of The Walt Disney Company. 20th Century releases films from 20th Century-owne ...
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List of Disney theatrical animated feature films This list of theatrical animated feature films consists of animated films produced or released by The Walt Disney StudiosWalt Disney Studios may refer to: * Walt Disney Studio (1926–1929) the second name of The Walt Disney Company * Walt Disn ...
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Disney Television Animation Disney Television Animation (DTVA) is an American animation studio that creates, develops and produces animated television series, television films, films, television special, specials and other projects for Walt Disney Television. It is the te ...
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20th Television Animation 20th Television Animation (formerly Fox Television Animation and 20th Animation) is an American television production company and animation studio that creates, develops and produces adult animated television series and television special, special ...
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Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS), sometimes shortened to Disney Animation, is an American animation studio that creates animated features and short films for The Walt Disney Company. The company's production logo features a scene from the fi ...
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Pixar Pixar Animation Studios (), commonly known as just Pixar, is an American computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can perform ge ...

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Terrytoons Terrytoons was an American animation studio in New Rochelle, New York, that produced animated cartoons for theatrical release from 1929 to 1972 (and briefly returned between 1987 and 1996 for television in name only). Terrytoons was founded by Pau ...


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