|Formerly||Fox Television Animation (1999–2020)|
|Founded||May 19, 1999|
|Marci Proietto (President)|
Chris Cikowski (Vice President)
|Owner||Disney General Entertainment Content|
(The Walt Disney Company)
|Parent||Disney Television Studios|
(Walt Disney Television)
20th Television Animation (formerly Fox Television Animation) is an American animation studio that creates, develops and produces adult animated television series and specials. It is a unit of Disney Television Studios, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Television, which is part of the Disney General Entertainment Content division of The Walt Disney Company.
The studio was established on May 19, 1999. Its first project was the continued production of Family Guy for its third season, which it took over from the series' previous home at Film Roman for seasons one and two. The studio would become the home of future animated series co-created by Seth MacFarlane: American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. In 2016, Fox Television Animation assumed production of Matt Groening's The Simpsons, once again taking over from Film Roman.
Most animated projects from 20th Television Animation are subcontracted to third party animation production companies such as Film Roman, Titmouse, Inc., Bento Box Entertainment and Rough Draft Studios, but the company maintains 20th Television Animation as an in-house option. Because the company acts as a production house for hire, it is not treated as a labeled division of 20th Century Studios like Touchstone Television or Searchlight Pictures. The studio specializes in animation pre-production and post-production, while the actual animation production is handled by studios in South Korea. 20th Television Animation's frequent contractors include Digital eMation, Yearim Productions, AKOM Production, and Rough Draft Korea.
The studio maintains a location in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles Its workers are represented by The Animation Guild, I.A.T.S.E. Local 839.
In March 2019, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Television and Fox Television Animation were acquired by the Walt Disney Company and integrated into Walt Disney Television as part of Disney Television Studios. In September 2020, the animation company was renamed as 20th Television Animation starting with newer episodes of shows in production at the company.
In December 2020, it was announced that 20th Television Animation would be relaunched as a standalone unit from 20th Television. In March 2021, Marci Proietto was tentatively named as president of the company. It eventually went into effect in September with the on-screen logo for the company first appearing after the credits for the season 33 premiere of The Simpsons, the season 2 premiere of The Great North, the season 12 premiere of Bob's Burgers and the season 20 premiere of Family Guy. 20th Television Animation focuses on producing and developing animated projects targeted at adults, as opposed to their children-targeted sister studio Disney Television Animation. Under the new incarnation, 20th Television Animation would assume executive supervision of the production of all animated projects that had, up to that point, been overseen by 20th Television. This allowed series that 20th Television Animation was already producing animation for under 20th Television's watch to be brought entirely under one company, while series whose animation was produced by a third party company would retain that relationship, with 20th Television Animation only absorbing the above-the-line production and acting as the new client for the animation contractor.
On March 16, 2022, it was announced that the studio would collaborate with children-targeted sister studio Disney Television Animation, for the creation of young adult animated series, mini-series and movies for Disney+.
|The Simpsons||Matt Groening||1989–present||Fox||Gracie Films||Animation service from season 28–32; production company since season 33.|
|Family Guy||Seth MacFarlane||1999–present||Fox||Fuzzy Door Productions||Animation service from season 3–19; production company since season 20; originally cancelled on Fox on August 1, 2000 and February 14, 2002 before returning on May 1, 2005; "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein" initially aired on Adult Swim on September 9, 2003 and later on Fox on December 11, 2004; "Partial Terms of Endearment" initially aired on BBC Three on June 24, 2010. BBC Three cancelled the series after three episodes.|
|Futurama||Matt Groening||1999–2013||Fox (seasons 1–4)
Comedy Central (seasons 5–7)
Hulu (season 8)
|The ULULU Company[a]
Rough Draft Studios (animation)
|Production company for upcoming revival; to be credited as "30th Television Animation"; initial final episode aired on Fox on August 10, 2003 before releasing four additional direct-to-video movies from November 27, 2007 to February 24, 2009 and would air on Comedy Central on June 24, 2010 until September 4, 2013, and will return on Hulu in 2023.|
|American Dad!||Seth MacFarlane
|Fuzzy Door Productions
|Animation service from season 1–18; production company since season 19; final episode aired on Fox on September 21, 2014, before TBS began airing new episodes weeks later on October 3.|
|The Cleveland Show||Seth MacFarlane
|2009–2013||Fox||Fuzzy Door Productions
Person Unknown Productions
Happy Jack Productions
|Animation service only; credited as Fox Television Animation throughout its run.|
|Bob's Burgers||Loren Bouchard||2011–present||Fox||Wilo Productions
Buck & Millie Productions (seasons 2–10)
Bento Box Entertainment
|Production company since season 12.|
Julie Thacker Scully
|2020–2022||Fox||Paper Kite Productions
3 Arts Entertainment (uncredited)
Bento Box Entertainment (animation)
|Production company for season 3; last six episodes produced for season 3 released on Hulu on October 18.|
|Solar Opposites||Justin Roiland
|2020–present||Hulu||Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!
Bardel Entertainment (animation)
|Production company since holiday special.[b]|
|Central Park||Loren Bouchard
|Apple TV+||Wilo Productions
Angry Child Productions
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Bento Box Entertainment (animation)
|Production company since season 3.|
|The Great North||Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin & Wendy Molyneux
|2021–present||Fox||Double Molyneux Sister Sheux
Bento Box Entertainment (animation)
|Production company since season 2.|
|Koala Man||Michael Cusack||2023||Hulu||Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!
Princess Bento Studios (animation)
|Ghetto Brilliance||GaTa||TBA||3 Arts Entertainment
|The Hobblepots||Ben Schwartz||ABC||Mortal Media
|How to Be Black||Baratunde Thurston||ABC Signature|
|Praise Petey||Anna Drezen||Freeform||ShadowMachine
|Rhona Who Lives by the River||Emily Kapnek||Disney+||Disney Television Animation
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Piece of Pie Productions
|First collaboration with sister studio Disney Television Animation|
First stop motion animated series from the studio.
First animated series of the studio aimed at a young adult audience.
First project of the studio under the "Disney" brand.
|Standing By||Ally Pankiw
|SupaShawty Girls, Funkamatic BangBang||Adamma Ebo
Olivia de Recat
|The X-Files Albuquerque||Chris Carter
(d): Rocky Russo.
Bento Box Entertainment.
|Spin-off of The X-Files|
|Title||Genre||Release date||Network or Platform||Co-production with|
|The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!||Comedy-Variety||October 17, 2022||Hulu||Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!|
|Title||Release date||Director(s)||Release with||Notes|
|My Butt Has a Fever||May 6, 2022||Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman||Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness[c]||The short was planned for a theatrical release in 2020 in front of an undetermined Disney film, but was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic closing down movie theaters.|
|Title||Release date||Network or Platform||Co-production with||Notes|
|The Force Awakens from Its Nap||May 4, 2021||Disney+||Gracie Films||The Simpsons homage to Star Wars|
|The Good, the Bart, and the Loki||July 7, 2021||The Simpsons homage to the Marvel Universe|
|Plusaversary||November 12, 2021||The Simpsons celebration of Disney+ Day|
|When Billie Met Lisa||April 22, 2022||The Simpsons homage to Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles|
|Welcome to the Club||September 8, 2022||The Simpsons homage to the Disney Villains|