Universal Animation Studios (formerly know 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 oversea, most notably by either Wang Film Productions or Rough Draft Studios, with pre-productions and post-productions is United States-based.
On August 22, 2016, the television animation division of Univeral and DreamWorks merged after completing the acquistion of DreamWorks Animation.
Universal Cartoon Studios
Universal Animation Studios
Theatrical feature films
|Title||Released date||co-production with|
|Curious George||February 10, 2006||Imagine Entertainment|
|The Tale of Despereaux||December 19, 2008||Relativity Media, Framestore Feature Animation|
|Title||Released date||co-production with|
|The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of Flyers||February 27, 2007|
|The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends||November 27, 2007|
|Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey||March 2, 2010||Imagine Entertainment, Toon City Animation|
|The Little Engine That Could||March 22, 2011||Crest Animation Productions|
|Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle||June 23, 2015||Imagine Entertainment, Universal 1440 Entertainment|
|The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave||February 2, 2016||Universal 1440 Entertainment|
|Woody Woodpecker||2017||Universal 1440 Entertainment|
|Title||Original run||Network||Co-production with|
|Back to the Future: The Animated Series||1991-1992||CBS||Amblin Entertainment, BIG Pictures, Zaloom/Mayfield Productions|
|Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories||1992-1993||Showtime|
|Fievel's American Tails||1992||CBS / Cartoon Network||Amblin Entertainment/Nelvana|
|Problem Child||1993-1994||USA Network||D'Ocon Films Productions (Season 1) / Lacewood Productions (Season 2)|
|Monster Force||1994||Syndication||Lacewood Productions|
|Beethoven||1994-1995||CBS||Northern Lights Entertainment|
|Earthworm Jim||1995-1996||Kids' WB / Nickelodeon||Shiny Entertainment and Flextech Television Limited|
|Savage Dragon||1995-1996||USA Network||Lacewood Productions (1995 episodes) / Studio B Productions and Admit Two Productions (1996 episodes) / P3 Entertainment|
|The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper||1996-1998||Fox Kids / Kids' WB||Amblin Entertainment/The Harvey Entertainment Company|
|Wing Commander Academy||1996||Syndication|
|Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad||1996||Syndication||Claster Television|
|The New Woody Woodpecker Show||1999-2002||Fox Kids / Kids' WB|
|The Mummy: The Animated Series||2001-2003||Kids' WB|
|Curious George||2006-2015||PBS Kids||Imagin Entertainment and WGBH|
|The Land Before Time||2007-2008||Cartoon Network||Amblin Entertainment|
- Fractured Fairy Tales: The Phox, the Box, & the Lox (1999)
- A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
- How Murray Save Christmas (2014)
- 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 its predecessor series, its production was cancelled.
- The Legend of Spyro 3-D, a feature film based on The Legend of Spyro video games.
- Illumination Entertainment
- DreamWorks Animation
- Universal Interactive Studios
- Amblin Entertainment
- "Registration Certificate". United States Patent and Trademark Office. October 6, 1992. Retrieved September 25, 2014. First use 4-5-1991, in commerce 4-5-1991.
- "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle". Universal Studios Entertainment. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
- "Rawr: Reba’s Voice Will Be In The Next Land Before Time Movie". US99.5. August 18, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2015.