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Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc. (founded as Videocraft International, Ltd. and was later known as Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment) was an American production company, known for its seasonal television specials, particularly its work in stop motion animation. Rankin/Bass stop-motion features are recognisable by their visual style of doll-like characters with spheroid body parts, and ubiquitous powdery snow using an animation technique called "Animagic". Often, traditional cel animation scenes of falling snow would be projected over the action to create the effect of a snowfall. Nearly all of the studio's animation was outsourced to at least five Japanese animation companies: MOM Production, Toei Animation, TCJ (Television Corporation of Japan), Mushi Production and Topcraft.[2][3]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Output

1.1.1 Rudolph era 1.1.2 Other holiday specials 1.1.3 Non-holiday output

1.2 Demise 1.3 Rankin/Bass library

2 Filmography

2.1 Feature films

2.1.1 Stop motion 2.1.2 Traditional animation 2.1.3 Live-action

2.2 Animated TV specials 2.3 Episodes of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie 2.4 Animated series

3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The company was founded in New York City
New York City
by Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
and Jules Bass
Jules Bass
on September 14, 1960, as Videocraft International. The majority of Rankin/Bass' work, including all of their "Animagic" stop-motion productions (which they were well known for), were created in Tokyo, Japan. Throughout the 1960s, the Animagic productions were headed by Japanese stop-motion animator Tadahito Mochinaga at his stop motion studio, MOM Production. He was credited for his supervision as "Tad Mochinaga" At that same time, Rankin/Bass' traditionally cel-animated works were subcontracted to Crawley Films in Canada, and later, the other Japanese animation studios: Toei Animation, TCJ (now Eiken) and Mushi Production. And from the 1970s to the early 1980s, the others were animated by another of Tokyo's animation studios, Topcraft, which was formed in 1972 as an offshoot of Toei Animation. Many Topcraft staffers, including the studio's founder Toru Hara (who was credited as an animation supervisor in some of Rankin/Bass' specials), would go on to join its successor Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli
and work on Hayao Miyazaki's feature films, including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and My Neighbor Totoro. In addition to the "name" talent that provided the narration for the specials, Rankin/Bass had its own company of voice actors. For the studio's early work, this group was based in Toronto, Ontario, where recording was supervised by veteran CBC announcer Bernard Cowan. This group included actors such as Paul Soles, Larry D. Mann, and Paul Kligman. Maury Laws served as musical director for almost all of the animated films. Romeo Muller
Romeo Muller
was another consistent contributor, serving as screenwriter for many of Rankin/Bass's best-known productions including Rudolph, The Little Drummer Boy, and Frosty the Snowman. Output[edit] One of Videocraft's first projects was an independently produced series, The New Adventures of Pinocchio, based on Carlo Collodi's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. It was produced using "Animagic", a stop motion animation process using figurines (a process already pioneered by George Pal's "Puppetoons" and Art Clokey's Gumby
Gumby
and Davey and Goliath), managed by Mochinaga and his MOM Production staffers for Videocraft with Dentsu. This was followed by another independently produced series using more traditional cel animation and based on already established characters, Tales of the Wizard of Oz in 1961. Rudolph era[edit] Main article: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special) One of the mainstays of the business was holiday-themed animated specials for airing on American television. In 1964, the company produced a special for NBC
NBC
and sponsor General Electric, later owner of NBC. It was a stop motion animated adaptation of the Robert L. May story "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and the song it inspired, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," written by May's brother-in-law, Johnny Marks. It had been made into a cartoon by Max Fleischer, brother and former partner of Dave Fleischer, as a traditional animated short for the Jam Handy Film Company almost two decades earlier. This featured Billie Mae Richards
Billie Mae Richards
as the voice of the title character. With narrator Burl Ives
Burl Ives
in the role of Sam the Snowman, and an original orchestral score composed by Marks himself, Rudolph became one of the most popular, and longest-running, Christmas
Christmas
specials in television history: it remained with NBC
NBC
until around 1972, and currently runs several times during the Christmas
Christmas
season on CBS. The special contained seven original songs. In 1965, a new song was filmed to replace "We're a Couple of Misfits" titled "Fame and Fortune." The success of Rudolph led to numerous other Christmas
Christmas
specials. The first was The Cricket on the Hearth, with a live-action prologue by Danny Thomas
Danny Thomas
and the animation by TCJ, in 1967, followed by a Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
special, Mouse on the Mayflower told by Tennessee Ernie Ford and animated by Toei Animation, in 1968. Other holiday specials[edit]

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Many of their other specials, like Rudolph, were based on popular Christmas
Christmas
songs. In 1968, Greer Garson
Greer Garson
provided dramatic narration for The Little Drummer Boy, based on the traditional song and set during the birth of the baby Jesus, and with Puerto Rican actor José Ferrer as the voice of Ben Haramend. During that year, Videocraft (whose logo dominated the Rankin/Bass logo in the closing credit sequences), changed its name to Rankin/Bass Productions, Inc., and adopted a new logo, retaining a Videocraft byline in their closing credits until 1971 when Tomorrow Entertainment, a unit of the General Electric Company acquired the production company. The "Animagic" process for The Little Drummer Boy took place at MOM Production, which was renamed Video Tokyo
Tokyo
Production after Tadahito Mochinaga left Japan
Japan
for his return trip to China following the completed production of Mad Monster Party?, thus ending his collaboration with Arthur Rankin. Takeo Nakamura, the director of Sanrio's 1979 stop motion feature Nutcracker Fantasy, was among the "Animagic" team, but was never credited as a supervisor. The following year, in 1969, Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante
sang and told the story of Frosty the Snowman, with Jackie Vernon voicing the title character and Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production handling the animation with supervision by Hanna-Barbera
Hanna-Barbera
employee Yusaku Nakagawa (also known as "Steve Nakagawa"). 1970 brought another Christmas
Christmas
special, Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Is Comin' To Town. Rankin/Bass enlisted Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
as narrator S.D. ( Special
Special
Delivery) Kluger, a mailman answering children's questions about Santa Claus
Santa Claus
and telling his origin story. The story involved young Kris Kringle, voiced by Mickey Rooney, and his nemesis the Burgermeister Meisterburger, voiced by Paul Frees. Kringle later marries the town's schoolteacher, Miss Jessica, voiced by Robie Lester. Kizo Nagashima, the associate director of Rankin/Bass' previous "Animagic" productions, was credited as a production supervisor. In 1971, Rankin/Bass produced the Easter
Easter
special Here Comes Peter Cottontail, with the voices of narrator Danny Kaye, Vincent Price
Vincent Price
as the evil rabbit January Q. Irontail, and Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
as the title character. It was not based upon the title song, but on a 1957 novel by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich titled The Easter
Easter
Bunny That Overslept. In 1977, Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
returned as S.D. Kluger in The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town, telling the tale of the Easter
Easter
Bunny's origins. It is the final "Animagic" production to be supervised by Kizo Nagashima. In 1974, Rankin/Bass Productions
Rankin/Bass Productions
was relaunched once again as an independent production company, and produced another Christmas special, The Year Without a Santa Claus, featuring Shirley Booth, voicing narrator Mrs. Claus, Mickey Rooney, returning as the voice of Santa Claus, and supporting characters Snow Miser (voiced by Dick Shawn) and Heat Miser (voiced by George S. Irving). It was the first Rankin/Bass "Animagic" production in which Akikazu Kono, another animator, shares his supervision with stop motion puppet maker Ichiro Komuro. It was remade as a poorly received live action TV movie shown on NBC
NBC
in 2006 starring Delta Burke
Delta Burke
and John Goodman
John Goodman
as Mrs. Claus and Santa.[4] Throughout the 1970s, Rankin/Bass, with Video Tokyo
Tokyo
and Toru Hara's Topcraft, continued to produce animated sequels to its classic specials, including the teaming of Rudolph and Frosty in 1979's Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas
Christmas
in July, with the voice of Ethel Merman as the ringmistress of a seaside circus, and Rooney again returning as Santa. The special features cameos by characters from several other Rankin-Bass holiday specials, including Big Ben from Rudolph's Shiny New Year and Jack Frost. Jack appeared in his own special later that year. Jack Frost, narrated by Buddy Hackett, tells the story of the winter sprite's love for a mortal woman menaced by the evil Cossack king, Kubla Kraus (Paul Frees, in addition to Kubla, voiced Jack Frost's overlord, Father Winter himself). Among Rankin/Bass's original specials was 1975's The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas
Christmas
Snow, featuring the voice of Angela Lansbury as the narrating and singing nun, and the Irving Berlin Christmas
Christmas
classic "White Christmas". Though only a half-hour long (as opposed to the standard hour time slot), it was critically acclaimed, telling the story of a blind shepherd boy who longs to experience Christmas. Their final stop-motion style Christmas
Christmas
story was The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, taken from the L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum
story of the same name and released in 1985. In this story, the Great Ak summons a council of the Immortals to bestow upon a dying Claus the Mantle of Immortality. To make his case, the Great Ak tells Claus's life story, from his discovery as a foundling in the magical forest and his raising by Immortals, through his education by the Great Ak in the harsh realities of the human world, and his acceptance of his destiny to struggle to bring joy to children.[5] This special has recently been released as part of the Warner Brothers Archive Collection on a double-feature disc that also contains Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey which is often paired with The First Christmas
Christmas
on holiday broadcasts. Many of these specials are still shown seasonally on American television, and some have been released to video and DVD. Non-holiday output[edit] Throughout the 1960s, Videocraft produced other stop motion and traditional animation specials and films, some of which were non-holiday stories. 1965 saw the production of Rankin/Bass's first theatrical film, Willy McBean and his Magic Machine, the first of four films produced in association with Joseph E. Levine's Embassy Pictures. 1966 brought The Ballad of Smokey the Bear, narrated by James Cagney, the story of the famous forest fire-fighting bear seen in numerous public service announcements. The theatrical feature film Mad Monster Party?
Mad Monster Party?
saw theatrical release in spring 1967, featuring one of the last performances by Boris Karloff. The film features affectionate send-ups of classic movie monsters and their locales, adding "Beatle"-wigged skeletons as a send-up of the era's pop bands, and a writing staff borrowed from Mad magazine. In 1972 and 1973, Rankin/Bass produced four animated TV movies for The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie: Mad Mad Mad Monsters, Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid, The Red Baron, and That Girl in Wonderland. In 1977, Rankin/Bass produced an animated version of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. It was followed in 1980 by an animated version of The Return of the King (the animation rights to the first two volumes were held by Saul Zaentz, producer of Ralph Bakshi's animated adaptation The Lord of the Rings). Other books adapted include The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, a rare theatrical release, and Peter Dickinson's The Flight of Dragons. In addition to their prime time specials, Rankin/Bass produced several regular cartoon series, including The King Kong Show, The Jackson 5ive, co-produced with Motown Productions, and The Osmonds. Perhaps the best-remembered[who?] of these was ThunderCats (1985), a cartoon and related line of toys. It was followed by two similar cartoons about humanoid animals, SilverHawks
SilverHawks
(1986), and TigerSharks, as part of the series The Comic Strip in 1987. Neither enjoyed the same commercial success. Rankin/Bass also attempted live-action productions, such as 1967's King Kong Escapes, a co-production with Toho; 1976's The Last Dinosaur; 1978's The Bermuda
Bermuda
Depths; and 1983's The Sins of Dorian Gray. With the exception of King Kong Escapes, all were made for television. Demise[edit]

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After its last series output, Rankin/Bass shut down its production arm on March 4, 1987. Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
would split his time between New York City, where the company still has its offices, and his home in Bermuda. He formed Rankin Productions to produce a few cartoons, such as the remake of Krazy Kat; that company was later absorbed in 1990.[clarification needed] Rankin died at Harrington Sound, Bermuda
Bermuda
on January 30, 2014 at the age of 89.[6] Jules Bass
Jules Bass
commuted between New York and Paris.[when?] Bass became a vegetarian; a decade later, he wrote Herb, the Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Dragon,[7] the first children's book character developed specifically to explore moral issues related to vegetarianism. The original story and a follow-up cookbook became bestsellers for independent publishing house Barefoot Books. In 1999, Rankin/Bass joined forces with James G. Robinson's Morgan Creek Productions and Nest Family Entertainment, creators of The Swan Princess franchise, for the first and only animated adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical The King and I, based on a treatment by Rankin. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Family Entertainment, the film flopped at the American box office and many American film critics took it to task for its depictions of "offensive ethnic stereotyping."[citation needed] In 2001, Fox aired Rankin/Bass's first new original Christmas
Christmas
special in sixteen years, Santa, Baby!, which like most of Rankin/Bass's other specials was based on a popular, similarly-titled Christmas
Christmas
song. Santa, Baby! stood out from its predecessors due to its use of African-American
African-American
characters and voice performers, such as Patti LaBelle (the narrator), Eartha Kitt, Gregory Hines, Vanessa L. Williams and Tom Joyner.[8] Santa, Baby! turned out to be the final Rankin/Bass-produced special; the Rankin/Bass partnership was dissolved shortly after, with most of its remaining assets acquired by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Television. Many of Rankin/Bass' films are shown on Freeform during their December "25 Days of Christmas" seasonal period. Both Rankin and Bass were involved in the new ThunderCats series on Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
until its cancellation. In the series, a magical item called the Forever Bag was activated by the word "Rankin-Bass". Rankin/Bass library[edit]

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Sections of the Rankin/Bass library are now in the hands of other companies. General Electric's Tomorrow Entertainment acquired the original Videocraft International in 1971. The pre-1974 library, including the "classic four" Christmas
Christmas
specials, remained under the ownership of GE. In 1988, Lorne Michaels' production company Broadway Video acquired the rights to the 1960–1973 Rankin/Bass television material from GE. In 1996, Golden Books Family Entertainment acquired Broadway Video's family entertainment library and was later folded into Classic Media in 2001. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation
bought the studio, and renamed it DreamWorks Classics. In 2016, Dreamworks Animation was bought by NBCUniversal. Videocraft International's theatrical feature film library, except Willy McBean and his Magic Machine, is now owned by French film production and distribution company StudioCanal, a subsidiary of Vivendi. Willy McBean and his Magic Machine was retained by GE and Broadway Video, and is also owned by Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
on behalf of DreamWorks Classics. In 1978, Telepictures
Telepictures
acquired all of the post-1973 Rankin/Bass library except The Last Unicorn. Telepictures
Telepictures
then acquired Rankin-Bass on January 24, 1983 and was renamed as Rankin-Bass Animated Entertainment.[1] This library is now owned by Warner Bros., through the studio's 1989 acquisition of Lorimar-Telepictures. Since 1999, The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
has been under the ownership of a British company, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, as the successor to ITC Entertainment, via Carlton Communications, who acquired the rights from Polygram Entertainment. The Jackson 5ive is now distributed by CBS
CBS
Television Distribution due to being the successor to Worldvision Enterprises. Ancillary rights are owned by DreamWorks Classics. Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit] Stop motion[edit]

Willy McBean and his Magic Machine (1965) The Daydreamer (1966) (distributed by Embassy Pictures) Mad Monster Party?
Mad Monster Party?
(1967) (distributed by Embassy Pictures) Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas
Christmas
in July (1979) (TV movie)

Traditional animation[edit]

The Wacky World of Mother Goose
The Wacky World of Mother Goose
(1967) (distributed by Embassy Pictures) The Hobbit (1977) (TV movie) The Return of the King (1980) (TV movie) The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn
(1982) (co-production with ITC Entertainment; distributed by Jensen Farley Pictures) The Flight of Dragons
The Flight of Dragons
(1982) (TV movie) The Wind in the Willows (1987) (TV movie) The King and I
The King and I
(1999) (co-produced with Morgan Creek Productions
Morgan Creek Productions
and Nest Family Entertainment; distributed by Warner Bros.)

Live-action[edit]

King Kong Escapes
King Kong Escapes
(1967) Marco (1973) The Last Dinosaur
The Last Dinosaur
(1977) (TV movie) The Bermuda Depths
The Bermuda Depths
(1978) (TV movie) The Ivory Ape (1980) (TV movie) The Bushido Blade
The Bushido Blade
(1981) The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983) (TV movie)

Animated TV specials[edit] Stop motion
Stop motion
animation

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, Burl Ives) (produced as Videocraft) The Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Show (1965) The Ballad of Smokey the Bear
Smokey the Bear
(1966; James Cagney) The Little Drummer Boy (1968, Greer Garson) Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Is Comin' To Town (1970, Fred Astaire) Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
(1971, Danny Kaye) The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes (1972) The Year Without a Santa Claus
Santa Claus
(1974, Shirley Booth) The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas
Christmas
Snow (1975, Angela Lansbury) Rudolph's Shiny New Year
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
(1976, Red Skelton) The Little Drummer Boy, Book II (1976, Greer Garson) The Easter
Easter
Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977, Fred Astaire) Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas
Christmas
Donkey (1977, Roger Miller) Jack Frost
Jack Frost
(1979, Buddy Hackett) Pinocchio's Christmas
Christmas
(1980) The Leprechaun's Christmas
Christmas
Gold (1981, Art Carney) The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Santa Claus
(1985)

Traditional animation

Return to Oz (1964) (produced as Videocraft) The Cricket on the Hearth (1967, Danny Thomas
Danny Thomas
and Roddy MacDowall) Mouse on the Mayflower (1968, Tennessee Ernie Ford) Frosty the Snowman (1969, Jimmy Durante) The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians (1970) 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Christmas
(1974, Joel Grey and George Gobel) The First Easter
Easter
Rabbit (1976, Burl Ives) Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976, Andy Griffith) The Stingiest Man in Town
The Stingiest Man in Town
(1978, Tom Bosley) The Coneheads (1983) (produced with Broadway Video) Santa, Baby! (2001, Patti LaBelle)

Episodes of The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie[edit]

Mad Mad Mad Monsters (1972) Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid (1972) The Red Baron (1972) That Girl in Wonderland (1973)

Animated series[edit] Stop-motion

The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1960–1961)

Traditional

Tales of the Wizard of Oz (1961) The King Kong Show
The King Kong Show
(1966–1969) The Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear
Show (1969–1971) (co-produced with Toei Animation)[9] The Tomfoolery Show (1970–1971) The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad Show (1970–1971) The Jackson 5ive (1971–1972) (produced with Motown Productions) The Osmonds
The Osmonds
(1972) Kid Power (1972–1973) Festival of Family Classics (1972–1973) ThunderCats (1985–1989) SilverHawks
SilverHawks
(1986) The Comic Strip (featuring TigerSharks, Street Frogs, The Mini-Monsters and Karate Kat) (1987)

References[edit]

^ a b "Programming". Broadcasting: 82. 1983-01-24.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "The Japanese Studios of Rankin/Bass -". cartoonresearch.com. Retrieved 17 March 2018.  ^ Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy, Helen (9 February 2015). "The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition: A Century of Japanese Animation". Stone Bridge Press. Retrieved 17 March 2018 – via Google Books.  ^ "The Year Without a Santa Claus". 11 December 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2018 – via www.imdb.com.  ^ The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
Santa Claus
(1985) on IMDb ^ Obituary for Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
from The Royal Gazette, 1/31/2014 ^ Herb, the Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Dragon, 1999, ISBN 978-1-902283-36-4 ^ Santa Baby! (2001) on IMDb ^ ""Smokey and His Friends" -". cartoonresearch.com. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 

External links[edit]

Rick Goldschmidt's "The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass" Rankin/Bass Productions
Rankin/Bass Productions
at the Big Cartoon DataBase Archive of McQuarrie, Jim, "Mad Monster Party?/Movie Classics No. 460", "Oddball Comics" (column) #1152, April 16, 2007

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Rankin/Bass Productions

Television specials

Return to Oz Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer The Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy Show The Ballad of Smokey the Bear Cricket on the Hearth Mouse on the Mayflower The Little Drummer Boy Frosty the Snowman The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Is Comin' To Town Here Comes Peter Cottontail The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes Mad Mad Mad Monsters Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid The Red Baron That Girl in Wonderland 'Twas the Night Before Christmas The Year Without a Santa Claus The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas
Christmas
Snow The First Easter
Easter
Rabbit Frosty's Winter Wonderland Rudolph's Shiny New Year The Little Drummer Boy, Book II The Easter
Easter
Bunny Is Comin' to Town The Hobbit Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas
Christmas
Donkey The Stingiest Man in Town Jack Frost Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas
Christmas
in July The Return of the King Pinocchio's Christmas The Leprechaun's Christmas
Christmas
Gold The Flight of Dragons The Coneheads The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus The Wind in the Willows Santa Baby!

Feature films

Willy McBean and his Magic Machine The Daydreamer The Wacky World of Mother Goose Mad Monster Party? King Kong Escapes Marco The Last Dinosaur The Bermuda
Bermuda
Depths The Bushido Blade The Ivory Ape The Last Unicorn The Sins of Dorian Gray The King and I

Television series

The New Adventures of Pinocchio Tales of the Wizard of Oz The King Kong Show The Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear
Show The Tomfoolery Show The Reluctant Dragon and Mr. Toad Show The Jackson 5ive Show The Osmonds Kid Power Festival of Family Classics ThunderCats SilverHawks TigerSharks Karate Kat The Comic Strip

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Animation industry in the United States

Companies/studios

Active

21st Century Fox

20th Century Fox Animation Blue Sky Studios Fox Television Animation

Ace & Son Augenblick Studios Bento Box Entertainment Blur Studio CBS
CBS
Corporation

CBS
CBS
Animation

Comcast

DreamWorks Animation

Big Idea Entertainment DreamWorks Classics Harvey Entertainment Jay Ward Productions

Illumination Entertainment Universal Animation Studios

The Curiosity Company DHX Media

WildBrain

Disney

Disney Television Animation DisneyToon Studios Industrial Light & Magic Lucasfilm Animation Marvel Animation Pixar
Pixar
Animation Studios Walt Disney Animation Studios

Film Roman Floyd County Productions Fred Wolf Films Frederator Studios

Frederator Films

Fuzzy Door Productions Hasbro

Hasbro
Hasbro
Studios

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Kinofilm Klasky Csupo Laika Little Airplane Productions Man of Action Studios Marza Animation Planet Mattel

HIT Entertainment Hot Animation

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Animation

Mexopolis Mondo Media

6 Point Harness

PorchLight Entertainment Powerhouse Animation Studios Prana Studios Radical Axis Reel FX Creative Studios Renegade Animation Rough Draft Studios Screen Novelties SD Entertainment ShadowMachine Sony

Adelaide Productions Sony
Sony
Pictures Animation Sony
Sony
Pictures Imageworks

Splash Entertainment Sprite Animation Studios Spümcø Stoopid Monkey Threshold Entertainment Time Warner

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
Productions

Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network
Studios Williams Street Williams Street
Williams Street
West

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Animation

Warner Animation Group Hanna-Barbera

Titmouse, Inc. United Plankton Pictures Vanguard Animation Viacom

MTV Animation Nick Digital Nickelodeon Animation Studio Paramount Animation

Wild Canary Animation World Events Productions

Defunct

70/30 Productions Adventure Cartoon Productions Amblimation Animation Collective Animation Lab Animation Magic Cambria Productions Cartoon Pizza Circle 7 Animation Cookie Jar Group Crest Animation Productions Curious Pictures DePatie–Freleng Enterprises DIC Entertainment DNA Productions Famous Studios Filmation Fleischer Studios Fox Animation Studios Golden Films Jetlag Productions Kroyer Films Laugh-O-Gram Studio Marvel Productions MGM Animation/Visual Arts MGM Cartoons MGM-Pathé Communications Pacific Data Images Rankin/Bass Productions Ruby-Spears Screen Gems Cartoons Skellington Productions Soup2Nuts Sullivan Bluth Studios Sunbow Entertainment Terrytoons United Productions of America Van Beuren Studios Walter Lantz Productions Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Cartoons Will Vinton Studios Zodiac Entertainment

Industry associations

The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839 ASIFA-Hollywood

Awards

Academy Awards Annie Award Daytime Emmy Award Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Primetime Emmy Award

History

Silent era Golden age

World War II

Television era Modern era

Genres

Animated Infomercial Animated sitcom Buddy film Comedy-drama Superhero fiction Western

Related topics

American comics

History of American comics Tijuana bible

Humorous Phases of Funny Faces Flash animation

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