Fred Wolf Films

Fred Wolf Films Dublin
Industry Animation
Live Action
Founded 1965 (original company; defunct 1999)
2013 (current company)
Founder Jimmy Murakami
Fred Wolf
Charles Swenson
Headquarters Burbank, California
Key people
Chairman & CEO:
Fred Wolf
Products television shows
feature films

Fred Wolf Films is an American animation studio founded in the 1960s by Fred Wolf and Jimmy Murakami (the latter of whom worked on the TV special The Snowman).[1] It was founded as MW (Murakami-Wolf). The studio produced The Point, the first U.S. animated special to air in prime time (on the ABC network in 1971).[2] It was also responsible for Free to Be… You and Me, the Puff the Magic Dragon specials, and television series such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Toxic Crusaders, Alvin and The Chipmunks (eleven episodes from the sixth season), James Bond Jr., The New Adventures of Speed Racer, and Sarah Ferguson's Budgie the Little Helicopter.

It was named for founders Jimmy Murakami and Fred Wolf, and for partner Charles Swenson. It later became known as MWS (Murakami-Wolf-Swenson; with Charles Swenson who had already been with the company for some time) and even later as MWD (Murakami-Wolf-Dublin) before eventually adopting its current name.

From 1989 to 2000, they also operated a subsidiary, Fred Wolf Films Dublin, located in Dublin, Ireland.[3]



TV films and specials

TV Series

Fred Wolf Films Dublin



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  2. 1 2 Slide, Anthony (1991). The Television Industry: A Historical Dictionary. Greenwood Press. p. 181. ISBN 0-313-25634-9. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  3. "About Us". Fred Wolf Films. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
  4. Solomon, Charles (1987-12-28). "'Ninja Turtles' Crawls Out, Lands on Back". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  5. Eadie, Alison (1993-12-04). "Fergie's Budgie Coming To U.s." Sun Sentinel. London. Retrieved 2010-10-15.
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