Fred Wolf Films
Live Action
Founded1967 (original company)
2013 (current company)
FounderJimmy T. Murakami
Fred Wolf
Defunct1999 (original company)
HeadquartersBurbank, California
Key people
Chairman & CEO:
Fred Wolf
Productstelevision shows
feature films

Fred Wolf Films is an American animation studio founded in 1967 by Fred Wolf and Jimmy T. Murakami.[1] It was founded as MW (Murakami-Wolf). It later became known as Murakami-Wolf-Swenson (MWS) when Charles Swenson became a full partner in 1978. From 1989 to 2000, they also operated a subsidiary, Fred Wolf Films Dublin, located in Dublin, Ireland.[2] It adopted its current name in 2013 following a reorganization.

The studio produced The Point, the first U.S. animated special to air in prime time (on the ABC network in 1971).[3] It was also responsible for Free to Be… You and Me, the Puff the Magic Dragon specials, and television series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toxic Crusaders, James Bond Jr., The New Adventures of Speed Racer, and Sarah Ferguson's Budgie the Little Helicopter.



TV films and specials

TV series

Fred Wolf Films Dublin



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  2. ^ "About Us". Fred Wolf Films. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
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