Fox Animation Studios

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Fox Animation Studios is an animation production company, a division of 20th Century Fox, founded by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. Fox Animation Studios was located at 2747 East Camelback Road in Phoenix, Arizona (85016). After 9 years of foreclosure, 20th Century Fox revived the Fox Animation Studios label in 2009. The first movie produced by the resurrected Fox Animation Studios was the film version of Fantastic Mr. Fox (from Regency Enterprises).

History

Founding

The department was designed to compete with Walt Disney Feature Animation, which had phenomenal success in the 1990s with the releases of films such as Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and The Lion King (1994). Walt Disney Pictures veterans Bluth and Goldman came in 1994 to Fox from Sullivan Bluth Studios, which had produced An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and both All Dogs Go To Heaven and Rock-a-Doodle, among other films.

Before Don Bluth came to Fox, the studio released three animated features during the 1990s which were produced by outside studios - The Last Rainforest, Once Upon a Forest, and The Pagemaster, all of which did poorly at the box office. Even before, Fox distributed two Ralph Bakshi features, Wizards and Fire and Ice, and A Musical Adventure by Richard Williams.

Productions and closure

The studio's films were not as successful as Disney's animated movies were. Only one of its two theatrical releases, Anastasia (1997), turned a profit. Its other...
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