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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation
Company typeDivision
PredecessorMGM Animation/Visual Arts
Founded1993; 31 years ago (1993)[1]
  • Paul Sabella
  • Jonathan Dern
Defunct2002; 22 years ago (2002)
Amazon Animation Studios
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (films)
MGM Television (TV shows)
ProductsTelevision shows
Feature films

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation (shortened to MGM Animation) was the animation division of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture studio in Hollywood, California, that specializes in animated productions for theatrical features and television. It was established in 1993 and primarily involved in producing children's entertainment based upon MGM's ownership of properties, such as The Pink Panther, The Lionhearts, The Secret of NIMH, and All Dogs Go to Heaven.

The founders, Paul Sabella and Jonathan Dern, left the company in 1999 and founded SD Entertainment. The studio has been dormant in 2002, ever since then.



Release Date Title Other
March 29, 1996 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 co-production with MGM/UA Family Entertainment


Release Date Title
March 4, 1997 MGM Sing-Alongs: Searching for Your Dreams
MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends
MGM Sing-Alongs: Having Fun
MGM Sing-Alongs: Being Happy
October 14, 1997 Babes in Toyland
November 17, 1998 An All Dogs Christmas Carol
December 22, 1998 The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue
April 4, 2000 Tom Sawyer

TV series

Show Year(s) Notes
The Pink Panther 1993–1996
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series 1996–1998
RoboCop: Alpha Commando 1998–1999 billed as "Produced by MGM Animation for Orion Pictures"
The Lionhearts 1998

Miscellaneous productions

Unproduced projects

See also


  1. ^ Mancuso, Kirk (July 30, 1994). "Frank Mancuso A Q&A With The MGM CEO". Billboard. p. 55,57. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Moore Studios Archived May 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Mallory, Michael (February 14, 2013). "The Elephant Not in the Room (or Anywhere Else)". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  4. ^ "Cosby's riff on Noah to be MGM toon pic". 18 May 1998.
  5. ^ "MGM animation taps Fukuto". 16 July 1997.