Fate Closed
Successor DreamWorks Animation
Founded 1989
Founder Steven Spielberg
Defunct 1997
Headquarters London, England, United Kingdom
Key people
Cindy Woodbyrne (Manager)
Simon Wells (Director)
Products Animated films
Parent Amblin Entertainment

Amblimation was the animation production arm of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.[1][2] The studio was shut down in 1997 and some of the Amblimation staff went on to join DreamWorks Animation.[3] The company's mascot, Fievel Mousekewitz (An American Tail), appears in its production logo. It only made three films that include An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) and Balto (1995), which were all distributed by Universal Pictures. A project to adapt the 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats was in the making, but was abandoned with the studio's closure.

Amblimation was known for its quieter atmosphere, more subdued acting, and more atmospheric pace compared to a great deal of American animated films; these qualities usually led to underperformance at American box offices and may have factored in the decision to close the studio down.


Theatrical films

Release Date Title Box Office Gross
November 22, 1991An American Tail: Fievel Goes West$40.6 million
November 24, 1993We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story$9.3 million (US)
December 22, 1995Balto$11.3 million


Note: All series were co-produced with Universal Animation Studios.

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