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Adelaide Productions
FoundedApril 12, 1993; 29 years ago (April 12, 1993)
FounderColumbia Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Animation
Silvergate Media
ProductsAnimated television series
ParentSony Pictures Television
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Adelaide Productions is a television animation division of Sony Pictures Television that was founded on April 12, 1993, by Columbia Pictures Television.[1] It has also been titled Columbia TriStar Television Animation, Columbia TriStar Animation, and Columbia TriStar Children's Television.

As of 2021, Adelaide Productions is currently dormant, since it has not made any animated TV shows since 2014, even though its status is still listed as "active".[1] Its duties have been taken over by Sony Pictures Animation and Silvergate Media.[citation needed]


TV series
Years Title Creator/
Network Notes
1996–1999 Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg (characters)
  • UPN (1996–1998)
  • BKN (1998–1999)
Co-produced with Interscope Communications and Teitler Film; based on the 1995 film by TriStar Pictures and the book by Chris Van Allsburg
1996 Project G.e.e.K.e.R. CBS Co-produced with Doug²
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Syndication Sequel to The Real Ghostbusters
1997–1998 Channel Umptee-3
  • Chris Headrick,
  • Don Jurwich
Kids' WB Co-produced by Act III Television and Enchanté George; executive produced by live-action TV veteran Norman Lear
1997–2001 Men in Black: The Series
Co-produced with Amblin Entertainment; based on the 1997 film by Columbia Pictures and the Malibu comic by Lowell Cunningham
1998–2000 Godzilla: The Series
  • Jeff Kline,
  • Richard Raynis
Fox Kids Co-produced with Toho and Centropolis Television; based on the 1998 film by TriStar Pictures
1999–2000 Dilbert UPN Co-produced with Idbox and United Media; with overseas work done by Rough Draft Studios and Yeson Animation Studios; based on the comic strip by Scott Adams
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
  • Richard Raynis,
  • Duane Capizzi,
  • Jeff Kline
Syndication Co-produced with Verhoeven-Marshall, Foundation Imaging, Hyper Image, Rainbow Studios, and Flat Earth Productions; based on the 1997 film by TriStar Pictures and the novel Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein; also known as Starship Troopers: The Series.
1999–2001 Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Fox Kids Co-produced with Dark Horse Entertainment; based on the comic book by Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow.
1999–2002; 2005 Dragon Tales PBS Kids Co-produced with Children's Television Workshop (season 1) and Sesame Workshop (seasons 2-3). with overseas work done by Rough Draft Korea, Yearim, Lotto Animation, Dong Woo Animation, Wang Film Productions, Sunwoo Entertainment, Koko Enterprises and Yeson Animation Studios
2000 Sammy NBC Co-produced with Desert Rat Productions, Brad Grey Television and NBC Studios.
2000–2002 Max Steel
Co-produced with Foundation Imaging (season 1), Mainframe Entertainment (seasons 2 and 3), and Netter Digital Animation; based on the toyline by Mattel.
2000–2005 Jackie Chan Adventures
Kids' WB Co-produced with The JC Group and Blue Train Entertainment.
2001–2002 Harold and the Purple Crayon HBO Family Based on the book by Crockett Johnson.
Heavy Gear: The Animated Series
  • Mark Seidenberg,
  • Mark Hoffmeier,
  • Richard Raynis
Syndication Co-produced with Mainframe Entertainment, Dream Pod 9, and Paradox Entertainment; based on the video game by Pierre Ouelled and Dream Pod 9, licensed by Paradox Entertainment.
2002 Phantom Investigators
  • Stephen Holman,
  • Josephine T. Huang
Kids' WB Co-produced with (W)Holesome Products, Inc.
2003 Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
MTV Co-produced by Mainframe Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment.
Stuart Little E. B. White (characters) HBO Family Co-produced by Red Wagon Entertainment; based on the films by Columbia Pictures and the characters by E. B. White.
2003–2004 Astro Boy Osamu Tezuka Co-produced by Tezuka Productions for the American version; based on the characters by Osamu Tezuka.
2005–2014 The Boondocks Aaron McGruder Adult Swim Co-produced with Rebel Base Productions; based on the comic strip by Aaron McGruder.
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man
Co-produced by Marvel Entertainment and Culver Entertainment.
2009 Sit Down, Shut Up Mitchell Hurwitz Fox co-produced by Tantamount Studios, ITV Studios, and 20th Century Fox Television; remake of the original Australian 2001 series of the same name.
Web series
Years Title Creator/
Network Notes
2002 Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl Roman Dirge ScreenBlast Based on the comics by Roman Dirge and the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

See also


  1. ^ a b ADELAIDE PRODUCTIONS, INC., Retrieved on 31 March 2015