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Vanguard Films & Animation
TypeLLC
IndustryComputer animation
VFX
Motion capture
Animated
Founded2002; 20 years ago (2002)
FounderJohn H. Williams
Neil Braun
Headquarters,
United States
Number of locations
3
Key people
John H. Williams (CEO)
Gary Chapman (Head of Prod.)
Number of employees
10
Websitevanguardanimation.com

Vanguard Films & Animation, often named only as Vanguard Animation, is an American production studio founded in 2002 by producer John H. Williams and Neil Braun.[1] The studio has offices in British Columbia, Canada and Ealing Studios in London, England, United Kingdom. Starz Media owns the studio's minority stake.

History

The studio was founded in 2002 by John H. Williams.[1] For its launch, it signed with Ealing Studios a four-picture deal to produce sub-$40 million computer-animated films.[2][3] Following year, Vanguard sold a minority stake to IDT Corporation and partnered with its animation unit, Digital Production Solutions, to co-produce and co-own all Vanguard's properties,[1][4] including Valiant (2005), the first and only project produced for Disney.[2]

Filmography

Feature films

# Title Release date Gross Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 Valiant March 25, 2005 (UK)
August 19, 2005 (US)
$61,746,888 32% 45%
2 Happily N'Ever After December 15, 2006 (AUS)
January 5, 2007 (US)
$38,085,778 4% 28%
3 Space Chimps July 18, 2008 $64,834,964 33% 36%
4 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (DTV) May 28, 2010 $4,124,518 0% N/A
5 Get Squirrely June 20, 2015 $1,224,520[5] 34% N/A
6 Gnome Alone November 2, 2017 $10,800,715[6] 44% N/A
7 Charming April 20, 2018 $8,751,856[7] 24% N/A
8 Trouble August 8, 2019 $11,942,158[8] N/A N/A
9 Fearless August 14, 2020 N/A N/A N/A

Short films

Unproduced projects

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "IDT Media's Digital Production Solutions -DPS- Signs Joint Venture and Partnership Agreement with Vanguard Animation; DPS Also Gets First Look Rights on all Vanguard Animation Work". Business Wire. July 22, 2003. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "The Walt Disney Studios and 'Shrek' producer John Williams partner for new CG animated film output". PR Newswire. 5 September 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  3. ^ "The Walt Disney Studios and 'Shrek' Producer John Williams Partner For New CG Animated Film Output". The Free Library. 5 September 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  4. ^ Bloom, David (July 22, 2003). "Vanguard sells stake, inks IDT co-prod'n deal". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Get Squirrely". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Gnome Alone (2017)". Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Charming (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Trouble (2019)". Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (2001)". IMDb. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  10. ^ "Citizen Siege - the Oddworld Encyclopædia".
  11. ^ "Video Game News & Reviews".
  12. ^ a b c d e "Panda's Stevenson Joins Vanguard's Alien Rock Band" (Press release). Animation World Network. 2010-11-08. Retrieved February 7, 2022.
  13. ^ "Mike Johnson to Helm Animated Oz Wars" (Press release). ComingSoon.net. 2010-12-15. Retrieved February 7, 2022.
  14. ^ "Ribbit ~ Gary Chapman ~ Vanguard Animation".
  15. ^ a b Mike Fleming (May 10, 2011). "Vanguard Makes Three-Picture Deal With Author/Scribe Ross Venokur". Deadline. Retrieved February 7, 2022.