Amblimation

Amblimation was the British animation production subsidiary of Amblin Entertainment.[1][2] It was formed by Steven Spielberg in May 1989, following the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and after he parted ways with Don Bluth, due to creative differences. It was stationed in what was originally the D. Napier & Son factory in Acton, London and had 250 crew members from 15 different nations.[3] It only produced three feature films: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993), and Balto (1995), all three of which were composed by James Horner and distributed by Universal Pictures. The company's mascot, Fievel Mousekewitz, appears in its production logo.

Amblimation
TypeSubsidiary
FoundedMay 1989
FounderSteven Spielberg
Defunct1997
FateClosed
SuccessorDreamWorks Animation
HeadquartersPark House, 207-211 The Vale, ,
Key people
Kate Mallory (studio manager)
Simon Wells (director)
Cynthia Woodbyrne (production manager)
ProductsAnimated films
ParentAmblin Entertainment

The studio closed in 1997 after only eight years of operation and its office building became a self-storage facility called Access Self-Storage. All 250 of Amblimation's crew members went on to join DreamWorks Animation,[4] which was later acquired in 2016 by Universal's parent company NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion.[5]


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