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Universal Animation Studios

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Type  Division
Owner  NBCUniversal (Comcast)
Industry  Animation
Founded  27 May 1991
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Predecessor  Walter Lantz Productions
Key people  Margie Cohn (head of television)
Products  Animated films Animated television shows
Headquarters  Glendale, California, United States
Parent organizations  Universal Pictures, NBCUniversal

Universal Animation Studios (formerly known as Universal Cartoon Studios) is an American animation studio which is a division of Universal Studios.


It is best known for producing sequels to Universal-released feature films, such as The Land Before Time, An American Tail, Balto, as well as other films and television series.

The actual animation production is done overseas, most notably by either Wang Film Productions or Rough Draft Studios, with pre-production and post-production is United States-based.

On August 22, 2016, the television animation divisions of Universal and DreamWorks merged after completing the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation.

Universal Cartoon Studios

Direct-to-video feature films

Universal Animation Studios

Theatrical feature films

Direct-to-video feature films

Short films

  • Fractured Fairy Tales: The Phox, the Box, & the Lox (1999)
  • Television specials

  • A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)
  • Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
  • How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
  • All I Want For Christmas Is You (2017)
  • Cancelled ideas

  • Escape from Jurassic Park, an animated TV series that takes place after the first Jurassic Park movie and before The Lost World: Jurassic Park. While the trailer was made, Steven Spielberg never saw it and cancelled it after the storyboards were finished.
  • Crash Bandicoot cut scenes, cut scenes that were unused for the first Crash Bandicoot video game due to the partner companies wanted it all CGI. It was also rumored that these were going to be produced as a TV special or series.
  • Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect, another animated Jurassic Park TV series but takes place after The Lost World and before Jurassic Park III. It would also be accompanied by the toy series under the same name by Kenner Toys. It would involve a group of scientists having created dinosaur hybrids consisting of DNA from different creatures. However, like it's predecessor series, it's production was cancelled.
  • The Legend of Spyro 3-D, a feature film based on The Legend of Spyro video games.
  • References

    Universal Animation Studios Wikipedia