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This is a list of films from Universal Animation Studios, an American animation studio headquartered in Universal City, California. It creates animated feature films and is owned by Universal Pictures, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal division of Comcast. The studio has produced 23 feature films, beginning with Ama and the Mysterious Crystal (1997) and most recently Computeropolis: The Deep Web (2018). Seven feature films are in development, with Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm on March 22, 2019, Luna & Zak: Level Two on February 21, 2020, Earth Farm on February 19, 2021, Computeropolis 5 on May 21, 2021, Hyper on February 25, 2022, and two untitled films set to be released on February 24, 2023 and December 20, 2023.

Filmography

Feature films

Released films

# Film Original release date
1 Ama and the Mysterious Crystal September 26, 1997

Director: Michael Wildshill
Co-Director: Ralph Zondag
Story: Michael Wildshill and Ralph Zondag
Screenplay: Len Blum, Jonathan Roberts and John August
Producer: John Cohen

2 Galaxion July 2, 1999

Director: Paul Sabella
Story: Thomas Lennon and Tara Tallan
Screenplay: Paul Sabella and Thomas Lennon
Based on: Galaxion by Tara Tallan
Producer: John Cohen and David Kirschner

3 Paint World December 25, 1999

Director: Audel LaRoque
Story: Geo G., Audel LaRoque and Michael Wildshill
Screenplay: Audel LaRoque and Irene Mecchi
Producer: John Cohen

4 Mistress Masham's Repose March 16, 2001

Director: Frederik Du Chau
Story: Frederik Du Chau, Karey Kirkpatrick and Joe Hale
Screenplay: Karey Kirkpatrick, Michael J. Wilson and Noni White
Based on: Mistress Masham's Repose by T. H. White
Producer: John Cohen and Max Howard

5 Me & Mobo September 27, 2002

Director: Phil Nibbelink
Story: Phil Nibbelink
Screenplay: Steve Bencich and Ron J. Friedman
Producer: John Cohen

6 Magina March 7, 2003

Director: Ash Brannon
Story: Michael Wildshill, Ash Brannon, Gary Hall, Jim Anderson and Amy McNeill
Screenplay: Irene Mecchi and Gary Hall
Producer: John Cohen and Chris Jenkins

7 Computeropolis July 2, 2004

Director: Audel LaRoque
Co-Director: David Silverman
Story: Audel LaRoque and Michael Wildshill
Screenplay: Thomas Lennon
Inspired by: Computers and internet
Producer: Brandon Minez
Home entertainment short: Print 3D Errors
Premiere: June 27, 2004

8 M.I.S.S.I.O.N. July 1, 2005

Directors: Steve Samono and Ash Brannon
Story: Steve Samono
Screenplay: Michael Wildshill and Joe Stillman
Producer: Jim Anderson

9 BJ and Wally July 7, 2006

Director: Geo G.
Screenplay: Peter Baynham and Stacey Harmon
Based on: BJ and Wally by Geo G.
Producer: Michael Wildshill
Notes: [note 1]

10 Computeropolis 2 July 6, 2007

Director: Audel LaRoque
Story: Audel LaRoque, Michael Wildshill, Thomas Lennon, Karey Kirkpatrick and Mike Reiss
Screenplay: Thomas Lennon, Audel LaRoque and Mike Reiss
Inspired by: Computers and internet
Producer: Brandon Minez
Home entertainment short: Peri and Nicky Get a Flu
Premiere: June 21, 2007

11 Swapped July 2, 2008

Directors: Larry Huber and Jess Riol
Screenplay: Brian Lynch
Producer: Freddie Long

12 Woo La La March 13, 2009

Director: Michael Wildshill
Story: Michael Wildshill, Karey Kirkpatrick and John Cohen
Screenplay: Karey Kirkpatrick and Billy Frolick
Producer: Jess Riol
Theatrical short: The Sounds of the Ocean
Notes: [note 2]

13 Computeropolis 3 March 5, 2010

Directors: Mike Moon and Ash Brannon
Story: Joe Stillman and Ash Brannon
Screenplay: Joe Stillman
Inspired by: Computers and internet
Producer: Michael Wildshill
Home entertainment short: The Chat
Premiere: February 19, 2010; Wide release: March 5, 2010

14 Gabriel Garza July 8, 2011

Director: Geo G.
Story: Geo G., Audel LaRoque, Michael Wildshill and Gary Hall
Screenplay: Gary Hall, Dan Fogelman and Jordan Roberts
Based on: Gabriel Garza by Geo G.
Producer: Teresa Cheng
Home entertainment short: Game Boys
Premiere: June 18, 2011; Wide release: July 8, 2011
Notes: [note 1]

15 Plucky Chicken July 27, 2012

Director: Gary Hall
Screenplay: Josh Klausner
Producers: Jim Anderson and Jess Riol
Theatrical short: Go Party!

16 Quest March 1, 2013

Directors: Audel LaRoque, Karey Kirkpatrick and John France
Story: Audel LaRoque
Screenplay: Thomas Lennon, Len Blum, Karey Kirkpatrick, Joe Stillman and Ben Queen
Producer: Daniel Ross
Premiere: February 19, 2013; Wide release: March 1, 2013

17 Gabriel Garza 2 July 2, 2014

Director: Geo G.
Story: Geo G.
Screenplay: Geo G., Dan Fogelman, Erica Rivinoja and Brian Lynch
Based on: Gabriel Garza by Geo G.
Producers: Teresa Cheng and John Cohen
Home entertainment short: Back in Time
Premiere: June 25, 2014; Wide release: July 2, 2014
Notes: [note 1]

18 Paradoria March 6, 2015

Director: Steve Samono and Gary Hall
Co-Director: Michael Wildshill
Story: Steve Samono, Gary Hall, Amy McNeill, Laurie Craig and Michael Wildshill
Screenplay: Steve Samono, John Hamburg and Laurie Craig
Producers: Amy McNeill and Daniel Ross
Home entertainment shorts: Camp Jamo, Noodles and Getting Annoyed
Premiere: February 23, 2015; Wide release: March 6, 2015

19 Luna & Zak December 11, 2015

Directors: Mark Dindal
Story: Mark Dindal, Mike Moon, Evan Katz and Tom Ropelewski
Screenplay: David Reynolds, Mike Moon, Brad Copeland and J. Stewart Burns
Inspired by: Video games
Producers: Randy Fullmer and Jon Shapiro
Home entertainment short: How to Act Like a Player
Premiere: December 5, 2015; Wide release: December 11, 2015

20 Imagimals September 9, 2016

Directors: Geo G. and Charles Zembillas
Story: Geo G.
Screenplay: Darren Lemke
Producer: Michael Wildshill
Home entertainment short: Busho's Guide to Cool Things
Premiere: August 21, 2016; Wide release: September 9, 2016
Notes: [note 1]

21 Gabriel Garza 3 March 3, 2017

Director: Frans Vischer
Co-Director: Craig Kellman
Story: Geo G., Frans Vischer and Jordan Roberts
Screenplay: Tom Wheeler, Dan Fogelman and John Hamburg
Based on: Gabriel Garza by Geo G.
Producers: John Cohen and Pam Marsden
Theatrical short: Zip
Home entertainment short: Leno Finds Love
Premiere: February 16, 2017; Wide release: March 3, 2017
Notes: [note 1]

22 Lix December 8, 2017

Directors: Amy McNeill and John France
Story: Amy McNeill, Michael Wildshill and Gary Hall
Writers: Chris Matheson, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Inspired by: Music
Producer: Roy Kobayashi
Theatrical short: Double Date
Premiere: November 20, 2017; Wide release: December 8, 2017

23 Computeropolis: The Deep Web May 4, 2018

Director: Audel LaRoque
Story: Audel LaRoque, Michael Wildshill and Ash Brannon
Writers: Audel LaRoque, Robert L. Baird, Erica Rivinoja and Mike Reiss
Inspired by: Computers and internet, the deep web and Elsagate
Producers: Mary Parent and Adam Stephenson Miller
Theatrical short: Neon
Home entertainment shorts: Zola's Makeover and Monkey Business
Premiere: April 18, 2018; Wide release: May 4, 2018

Upcoming films

# Film Release date
24 Paradoria 2: Enchanted Realm March 22, 2019

Director: Steve Samono
Writers: Steve Samono, Laurie Craig, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger
Producers: Amy McNeill and Daniel Ross

25 Luna & Zak: Level Two February 21, 2020

Director: Mark Dindal
Screenplay: David Reynolds
Inspired by: Video games
Producers: Randy Fullmer and Jon Shapiro

26 Earth Farm February 19, 2021

Director: William Jennings
Story: William Jennings
Screenplay: William Jennings, Thomas Lennon and Erica Rivinoja
Producers: Brandon Minez, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

27 Computeropolis 5 May 21, 2021

Director: Gary Hall
Screenplay: Audel LaRoque
Inspired by: Computers and internet

28 Hyper February 25, 2022

Director: Elijah Wood
Screenplay: Elijah Wood
Producers: Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller

29 TBA February 24, 2023
30 TBA December 20, 2023
See also: Upcoming theatrical animated features

Related productions

Title Release date Studio
Cassiopeia September 1, 2000 NDR Filmes
The Gabriel Garza Movie July 31, 2002 Gingo Animation
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem May 28, 2003 Toei Animation
Tony Tom-Tom's Delivery Service October 17, 2003 DJW Studios
Zina and the Vivid Crew December 22, 2004 Gingo Animation
Curious George February 10, 2006 Imagine Entertainment
The Tale of Despereaux December 19, 2008 Framestore Feature Animation
Coraline February 6, 2009 Laika
The Pandemoniums Movie November 25, 2009 Gingo Animation
Despicable Me July 9, 2010 Illumination Entertainment
Cool Spot September 14, 2018 Gingo Animation

Reception

Box office grosses and critical reception

Film Budget Opening Domestic Worldwide RT MC
Ama and the Mysterious Crystal $44 million $32.4 million $107.7 million $324.6 million 81% 64/100
Galaxion $80 million $3.2 million $24.1 million $96.2 million 60% 56/100
Paint World $48 million $46.8 million $185.2 million $452.1 million 94% 69/100
Mistress Masham's Repose $55 million $53.9 million $97.1 million $280.1 million 75% 67/100
Me & Mobo $80 million $32.5 million $96.3 million $106.9 million 77% 75/100
Magina $55 million $1.6 million $12.9 million $78.1 million 63% 57/100
Computeropolis $65 million $85.7 million $256.8 million $697.1 million 89% 91/100
M.I.S.S.I.O.N. $78 million $16.5 million $73.1 million $293.2 million 84% 76/100
BJ and Wally $74 million $64.7 million $150 million $486.5 million 53% 51/100
Computeropolis 2 $77 million $133.5 million $362.1 million $953.4 million 84% 80/100
Swapped $70 million $38.0 million $161.5 million $376.8 million 51% 49/100
Woo La La $81 million $60.6 million $215.0 million $532.4 million 95% 81/100
Computeropolis 3 $85 million $81.5 million $505.3 million $783.6 million 43% 57/100
Gabriel Garza $85 million $55.3 million $261.7 million $645.3 million 94% 72/100
Plucky Chicken $82 million $31.4 million $164.2 million $426.7 million 59% 51/100
Quest $97 million $61.8 million $217.5 million $524.9 million 97% 89/100
Gabriel Garza 2 $99 million $78.3 million $242.9 million $895.6 million 96% 84/100
Paradoria $103 million $113.9 million $411.1 million $1,126.3 million 98% 87/100
Luna & Zak $103 million $15.1 million $300.1 million $624.9 million 74% 69/100
Imagimals $101 million $82.5 million $437.2 million $1,018.5 million 78% 57/100
Gabriel Garza 3 $110 million $64.4 million $285.3 million $812.7 million 79% 70/100
Lix $110 million $74.1 million $359.5 million $838.1 million 97% 80/100
Computeropolis: The Deep Web $200 million $46.6 million $131.5 million $1,133.4 million 50% 59/100

Academy Award wins and nominations

Coming soon!

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Co-produced with Gingo Animation.
  2. Universal Pictures distributed the film overseas, except in Japan, where distribution was handled by Toho.