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Paramount Animation is the animated film division of Paramount Pictures. Its first animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was released on February 6, 2015.

History Edit

In July 2011, in the wake of critical and box office success of their two animated features, Rango and Vegetables, and the departure of DreamWorks Animation upon completion of their distribution contract in 2012, Paramount announced the formation of a new division, devoted to the creation of animated productions. It marks Paramount's return to having its own animated division for the first time since 1967, when Paramount Cartoon Studios shut down (it was formerly Famous Studios until 1956).

In October 2011, Paramount named a former president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, David Stainton, president of Paramount Animation. In February 2012, Stainton resigned for personal reasons, with Paramount Film Group's president, Adam Goodman, stepping in to directly oversee the studio. It was also announced that The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, a sequel to 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and based upon the popular Nickelodeon TV show, SpongeBob SquarePants, is the studio's first film and was released on February 6, 2015.

In August 2012, in the same month that DreamWorks Animation confirmed that it will be working with 20th Century Fox as distributor beginning in 2013, Variety reported that Paramount Animation was in the process of starting development of several animated films with budgets of around US$100 million.

The studio relies on other animation studios and visual effect companies to provide the animation on their films. This includes Nickelodeon Animation Studio (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterThe SpongeBob Movie 3), Lix Animation Digital (the Greenuts franchise), DJW Studios (Buddy Movie), Splash Animation (The Doodle Toons Movie), Mr. X and Moving Picture Company (Monster Trucks), Mikros Images (Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes), and Ilion Animation Studios (Amusement Park); with the main studio only having about 10 employees working there.

Filmography Edit

Feature films Edit

Released films

# Title Release date Co-production with
1 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water February 6, 2015 Nickelodeon Movies and United Plankton Pictures
2 Greenuts: A New Beginning July 24, 2015 Lix Animation Digital
3 Supertrio 2 July 1, 2016 Lix Animation Digital
4 Buddy Movie November 18, 2016 DJW Studios
5 Monster Trucks January 13, 2017 Disruption Entertainment and Nickelodeon Movies

Upcoming films

Title Release date Co-production with
Vegetables 3 July 21, 2017 Lix Animation Digital
The Doodle Toons Movie October 27, 2017 Splash Animation
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes January 12, 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rocket Pictures, and Mikros Images
The Land of Doom March 16, 2018 Lix Animation Digital
Greenuts: The New Groove July 20, 2018 Lix Animation Digital
Amusement Park August 10, 2018 Ilion Animation Studios and Nickelodeon Movies
Untitled Nicktoons film March 22, 2019 Nickelodeon Movies
The Mutants of 2051 AD July 19, 2019 Lix Animation Digital
Third untitled SpongeBob Movie August 2, 2019 Nickelodeon Movies and United Plankton Pictures
The Loud House Movie February 7, 2020 Nickelodeon Movies
Supertrio 3 March 27, 2020 Lix Animation Digital
Untitled Nicktoons film July 31, 2020 Nickelodeon Movies
Untitled Lix Animation film August 21, 2020 Lix Animation Digital
Untitled Lix Animation film July 16, 2021 Lix Animation Digital
Untitled Lix Animation film March 25, 2022 Lix Animation Digital
Untitled Lix Animation film July 15, 2022 Lix Animation Digital

Films in development

Title
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Giant Monsters Attack Japan
Untitled Sci-fi Project

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