Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Los Angeles Animation Production

Every so often we review animation productions happening in and around Los Angeles. This is one of those times.

As always, we'll put up a list of shows, but the list will be "ongoing". Meaning, if you see a title that's wrong or a title that's missing (always a sad possibility), post a correction in comments. Adjustments will be made.

And now the list. ...


Bento Box

Bob's Burgers
Legends of Chamberlain Heights

(Other projects in development)

Cartoon Network

Adventure Time
Ben 10
Mighty Magiswords
Powerpuff Girls
Regular Show
Samurai Jack
Steven Universe
We Bare Bears

(Also shows in development)

Disney TVA

Big Hero 6
Billy Dilly (wrapping up)
Country Club
Duck Tales
Elena of Avinore
Future Worm
Lion Guard
Mickey Mouse shorts
Mickey's Road Racers
Milo Murphy's Law
Penn Zero (wrapping up)
Pickle and Peanut
Puppy Capers (Wild Canary)
Star Vs. Forces of Evil
Sheriff Calley (Wild Canary)

(Multiple shows in development by Disney-owned Advanced Media)

DreamWorks Animation (feature)

The Boss Baby (production work out of county)
Captain Underpants (prod. work out of county)
The Croods 2 (in development)
Larrikins (in development)
How to Train Your Dragon 3 (in development)
Shrek 5 (recently announced)
Untitled Shadows Project

DreamWorks Animation TV

DreamWorks Dragons
Monsters vs. Aliens
VeggieTales in the House
All Hail King Julien
The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Dawn of the Croods
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
Spirit Riding Free
Cow Boy

(Other shows in development.)

Fox Animation

American Dad
Family Guy
The Simpsons


Transformers Rescue Bots
Stretch Armstrong
My Little Pony (scripts)

Marvel Animation

Avengers Assemble
Guardians of the Galaxy
Spiderman (newer version)


Bug Salad (6 eps)
Bunsen Is A Beast
Fairly Odd Parents (scripts)
Glitch Tech
Harvey Beaks
Hey Arnold
Loud House
Pig Goat Banana Cricket
Pinky Malinky
Shimmer and Shine
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Tom & Jerry (non-Guild)

Robin Redbreast (Titmouse)

Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh (DWA tv series for Netflix)
Future-Worm! (Disney series)
Nikko and the Sword of Light (Amazon series)
Big Mouth (Netflix series)

Rough Draft

(Multiple Disney projects - T.B.A.)

Shadow Machine

Bojack Horseman (non-Guild)

Splash Entertainment

Chloe's Closet (non-Guild)
Norm of the North (2 short features - non-Guild)

Stoopid Buddies Stoodios

Buddy Thunderstruck (non-Guild)
Camp WWE (non-Guild)
The Grand Slams (web series - non-Guild)
Robot Chicken (non-Guild)
Supermansion (non-Guild)

Warner Animation Group

Lego Batman Movie
Lego Ninjago Movie

Warner Bros. Animation

Justice League Action
Be Cool Scooby Doo
Mike Tyson Mysteries
Teen Titans Go!
D.C. Girls
Green Eggs and Ham (limited Netflix series)
Vixens (web series)
Wacky Racers
Dorothy of Oz

(Also various video features in work)

Universal Cartoon Studios

Curious George
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Land Before Time

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Moana (nearing end of production)
Wreck-It Ralph 2

(Plus various projects in development.)

There is ongoing re-structuring going on in the Los Angeles animation industry. Disney TVA is outsourcing more production to local studios such as Wild Canary, Robin Red Breast, and Rough Draft. Walt Disney Animation Studios (Diz Co.'s feature arm) is completing the refurbishing of the Hat Building on Riverside Drive; with a gap between Moana and the next feature, it's also reducing staff somewhat.

Hasbro is moving its L.A. production offices to the former Yahoo Building just south of the Burbank/Bob Hope Airport. Fox Animation is now producing The Simpsons, with the production located in the Pinnacle complex in Burbank (not at Fox Animation's Wilshire Boulevard studio).

Matt Groening's new Netflix series is in development, but we haven't pinned down exactly where it's being developed. So this show (whever it is) we can consider "in process".

* Kindly note that almost all TV animation production in L.A. is pre-production (scripts, storyboards, designs, background keys, etc.) and post-production (editing, dubbing, etc.)

Most feature work is done in Southern California, soup to nuts, but there are some DreamWorks Animation features and all Warner Animation Group features that are produced outside of California. Illumination Entertainment (of Universal Comcast) does some pre-production of its theatrical long-forms in Southern California, but production work is done in Paris, France.


C.M.B. said...

Robin Red Breast is also producing Big Mouth, a new animated sitcom for Netflix. Many of the artists/writers are from Fox Television Animation and/or Bento Box.

Bronwen Barry said...

Hey wait Steve!! There's more!
Here at Warner Bros TV Animation we also have Dorothy of Oz, Bunnicula and Wacky Racers!!

Mesterius said...

So "The Tom and Jerry Show" from Renegade Animation soldiers on. Sad to hear. I can only agree with what Amidi Amidi said a few years ago: this series simply "doesn’t exhibit the basic graphic competency that is expected of a professional studio production" (http://www.cartoonbrew.com/tv/clips-from-tomorrows-u-s-premiere-of-tom-and-jerry-show-98282.html). It can't hold a candle even to last decade's Tom and Jerry Tales.

Chaz Clark said...

Whatever happened to Film Roman? And why the Chipmunks at Universal? Forgive me but there's so many question to ask.

Alex Dudley said...

Wait...so "Clarence" is no longer in production at Cartoon Network? Is "Billy Dilly" wrapping up the first season, or is there going to be just one season? What's going on with the Big Hero 6 series? Why isn't "Bunsen is a Beast" listed? I heard that might be animated / co-produced in Canada. Is it true?

anon said...

Puny Studios is creating Danger and Eggs!

As far as I know, Pig Goat and Regular Show are wrapping up soon.

N/A said...

Has Universal stopped producing Land Before Time movies?

N/A said...

At Disney TVA it says 'Ava of Avinore'. Is that an error? Is it supposed to be 'Elena of Avalor'?

Adam Martinez said...

Based on what I've read in the reports about NBCU's recent buyout of DreamWorks, DWA TV and Universal Animation are combining into a single studio run by Margie Cohn.

Also, more Disney pre-production at Rough Draft Studios? Good to hear. I haven't seen any work come out of the Glendale office since that NBC special from back in 2014 (Rough Draft Korea is obviously very hard at work on a lot of shows).

Jason said...

Disney's Country Club in in production. One of the storyboard artists, Cheyenne Curtis has been working there since last week, and you're missing "Big Hero 6".

Love Spent said...

Steve, "Clarence" is no longer in production at Cartoon Network?

Ryoga Kazehino said...

So does this mean Regular Show is still ongoing and not canceled as indicated by Mark Hamill's now deleted tweets? And I'd like to ask on the status of Clarence as well.

I do know that Uncle Grandpa creator Ben Bocquelet made a post on Twitter or Instagram taking a picture of their final day of recording, so we know that series is officially done.

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