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Geo Animation Studios
GAS 2013 print logo
Type Subsidiary of Paramount Pictures
Industry CGI animation
Motion pictures
Founded June 23, 1988 (as Jakelsm Animation)
September 18, 1990 (as Geo Animation Studios)
Founder(s) Jake Sharratt
Headquarters New York, USA
Key people Jake Sharratt
Chris Jones[1]
Ruairi Robinson
Products CGI animated films
Owner(s) Paramount Communications (1991–1994)
"Old" Viacom (1994–2005)
Viacom (2006–present)
Parent Jakelsm Home Entertainment (1988-1991)
Paramount Pictures (1991-present)
Subsidiaries Geo Lix FX
Geo Animation Japan
Geo Media

Geo Animation Studios, LLC. (formerly known as Jakelsm Animation) is an Irish-American CGI animation studio founded on September 18, 1990 by Jake Sharratt, later the creator of World of Jake. It is owned since 1991 by Paramount Pictures and based in New York, USA.[2] The company is known for the well-recognized Greenuts series, as well as their contributions to an episode of The Jan and Jason Show (Alevy/Film Roman/Fox). The studio's first feature film Greenuts was released in 1993, followed by three sequels which included Greenuts 2: The 2nd Film Begins (1997), Greenuts 3: The 10th Geo Animation Studios Film (2007), and Greenuts 4: A New Beginning (2015). A fifth film, Greenuts 5: The New Groove, is set to be released in 2018. Greenuts 2 marks the first time that the studio made a sequel. Other work includes Vegetables and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends film series.

HistoryEdit

GAS 1998 print logo

The 1998-2013 print logo.

GAS 2013 print logo

The new 2013 print logo, which uses on July 25, 2013.

Geo Animation Studios logo

The 1990 to 2010 logo features Cube from Greenuts.

Geo Animation Studios New logo

The new 2010 logo.

Jakelsm AnimationEdit

Before Jake Sharratt, the creator of World of Jake started Geo Animation Studios in 1990, Jake Sharratt created a animation studio named Jakelsm Animation in 1988 right after Sharratt created Jakelsm Home Entertainment. In 1990, However, it was renamed to Geo Animation Studios.

Paramount PicturesEdit

By October 1, 1991, a deal was announced positioning Geo as Paramount’s family entertainment arm (later in 1994 Viacom) that would produce one to two films a year starting in 1993. It is co-owned by Paramount who exclusively distributes the films. Geo's first film Greenuts was released on November 17, 1993. It has since then been solely focused on animated features.

In 1996, Geo's second film Under the Blue Sea was released in theatres November 12, 1996.

In 1997, Geo's third film Greenuts 2: The 2nd Film Begins was released in theatres November 29, 1997, it's sequel to Greenuts.

Lix FXEdit

In the summer of 1998, Lix FX became Geo Animation Studios's Vancouver animation studio, Geo Lix FX.[3][4][5]

Tj's World rebootEdit

Geo G., the creator of Geo's World, said that the company was going to make the reboot of the Tj's World film series, titled Tj's World (since Paramount owns both Geo and the Tj's World movies), respectively. But TjsWorld2011/Tjdrum2000 said it was actually TjsWorld2011 Pictures who would be doing it. The film was later cancelled in August 2012.

Upcoming projectsEdit

Geo Animation Studios is currently working on Chester Raccoon (2016), Last Place (2016), My Life as a Teenage Robot: Letta and The Steel Troops (2016), The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2016), and more. and has many other projects in development, including Crash Bandicoot and Balloon 2: The Adventures Begin and a reboot to the Greenuts film series.

On April 14, 2015, Geo Animation Studios had bought DHX Media is the distributor with Paramount Pictures to make feature films based on DHX Media's TV shows.

On June 21, 2015, Geo Animation Studios is decided that Sony Pictures Imageworks will be handle CGI animation, starting with Jenny and Penny's theatrical feature film 'Get Funny!' which will be released in 2017.

On July 30, 2015, The studio brought the rights of the Freshwater High Cheerleaders from Disney's animated series Fish Hooks and added them to the Geo Animation Studios portfolio. It is unknown that they will be featured in an CGI-animated film.

On November 1, 2015, Geo Animation Studios is planning to develop a live-action/CGI animated film featuring Clyde Wilson from Kick & Gunther: Rainbow Rocks.

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Released films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT MC
1 Greenuts November 17, 1993 $59,000,000 $383,257,136 77% 7.4
2 Under the Blue Sea November 12, 1996 $75,000,000 $260,718,330 64% 6.4
3 Greenuts 2: The 2nd Film Begins November 29, 1997 $80,000,000 $655,388,158 57% 6.9
4 Green Slugs in the Yellow Bag November 2, 1999 $85,000,000 $297,138,014 79% 7.2
5 Red July 28, 2001 $90,000,000 $886,686,817 45% 7.1
6 The Don and Don August 6, 2002 $90,000,000 $484,635,760 72% 7.2
7 Joe March 15, 2004 $90,000,000 $257,743,636 55% 5.8
8 A Midnight Film April 17, 2005 $90,000,000 $456,975,733 85% 1.7
9 The Fun-House November 2, 2006 $90,000,000 $347,543,856 32% 7.9
10 Greenuts 3: The 10th Geo Animation Studios Film March 13, 2007 $90,000,000 $874,456,246 66% 2.1
11 A Snake's Creek July 21, 2008 $90,000,000 $632,918,367 29% 9.2
12 Going Crackers December 11, 2009 $90,000,000 $929,654,872 87% 1.9
13 Dr. Seuss' Daisy-Head Mayzie October 11, 2010 $90,000,000 $294,732,765 12% 6.5
14 Dead Lead May 21, 2011 $90,000,000 $831,192,832 63% 1.8
15 Vegetables July 18, 2012 $90,000,000 $632,691,951 93% 6.1
16 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends June 28, 2013
17 World of Jake December 13, 2013
18 Rocket Gems March 14, 2014
19 Gerald McBoing Boing September 23, 2014
20 The Super Clones August 14, 2015
21 Greenuts 4: A New Beginning November 26, 2015
22 The Cutie Mark Crusaders March 21, 2016

Upcoming films

Title Release date Ref(s)
Chester Raccoon July 22, 2016 [6][7]
Last Place October 14, 2016 [8]|-
My Life as a Teenage Robot: Letta and The Steel Troops November 2, 2016
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy December 9, 2016 [9]
Dr. Seuss' The Sneetches February 3, 2017 [8][10]
Janice Begins July 14, 2017
Greenuts 5: The New Groove July 13, 2018
The Mutants of 2051 AD November 9, 2018
The Cutie Mark Crusaders 2 February 15, 2019
Chowder December 6, 2019

Films in development

Title Ref(s)
Balloon [11]
Pokemon Xtreme [12]
Superheros vs. Villains [13]
A Snake's Creek 2 [14]
Balloon 2: The Adventures Begin [11]
The Land of Doom [15]
Pre-X [16]
Furbies [17]
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi [18]
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt [19]
Mother [20]
Zoop [21]
I Wanna Be the Guy [22]
Lalaloopsy [23]
Mr. Bill [24]
Angela Anaconda [25]
Inanimate Insanity: The Movie [26]
Lalaloopsy Girls [27]

Cancelled moviesEdit

For the full list, see List of cancelled Geo Animation Studios projects.

Short filmsEdit

# Title Release date
1 Greenuts November 24, 1990
2 Ball March 16, 1991
3 Flower Guy July 8, 1992
4 Shoe August 3, 1994
5 Fuzzy Color Dimes May 7, 1995
6 Greenuts Fever[37] December 19, 1997
7 Three Balloons August 19, 1998
8 Black and White December 8, 2000
9 It's a Dog's Life August 17, 2003
10 Mami's Big Sip June 17, 2004
11 Busted March 2, 2005
12 Space Ship on the Road November 6, 2005
13 Toon and Toom November 2, 2006
14 Pipi's Home for Birds July 21, 2008
15 Red Bitt November 9, 2008
16 Greenuts: The Fun Ride August 19, 2009
17 Ble's Cool October 11, 2010
18 Greenuts: The Second Short November 3, 2011
19 Ted July 18, 2012
20 Choopie's Guide December 25, 2012
21 Finley's World: The 1st Ever Short! June 8, 2013
22 Yellow Frogs June 28, 2013
23 Finding Another Imaginary Friend [38] November 15, 2013
24 That's My Horse! November 26, 2015
25 Sly July 22, 2016

Television specialsEdit

# Title Release date Network
1 Greenuts: A Very Special Christmas December 25, 1996 CBS
2 The Don and Don: Whack Attack! January 23, 2015 Nickelodeon

Television seriesEdit

# Title Premiere date End date Network
1 Greenuts August 27, 1994 November 19, 1994 CBS
2 Poison Invaders October 9, 2013 ABC
3 The Adventures of BallCone January 7, 2014 CBS (2014-present)

Nickelodeon (2014-present)

4 Weirdo Monsters January 13, 2009 Cartoon Network (2009-present)

CBS Kids (2011-present)

ContributionsEdit

Theme park attractionsEdit

While Geo Animation Studios has never had its own theme park, theme parks have made rides based on Geo films and co-productions.

TriviaEdit

  • The characters from Greenuts eventually turn out being their company's mascots.
  • The name for the company came from the show Geo's World.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fleming, Mike (2011-05-15). "Paramount Marketing Head Eddie Egan Moving To Top Geo Post". Deadline.com.
  2. "Sharratt, Paramount team on deals - Entertainment News, Exclusives, Media"
  3. Fleming, Mike (November 14, 1998). "Paramount Pictures Buys British Columbia Animation Unit For Jake Sharratt’s Geo".
  4. Juridic informations about Geo Lix FX
  5. Keslassy, Elsa (December 12, 1998). "Paramount benefit in Lix FX accord".
  6. Kit, Borys (March 29, 2012). "'Chester Raccoon' Children's Book Headed to Big Screen From Paramount (Exclusive)".
  7. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CRandG4
  8. 8.0 8.1 Geo G. (March 3, 2012) Jake Sharratt's Geo makes more films, World of Jake, More Dr. Seuss films and Real World
  9. Geo G. (November 7, 2012). "Billy and Mandy Movie In Development at Paramount."
  10. "The Sneetches Set for February 3, 2017, Soul Eater Moves to December 22, 2017". ComingSoon.net.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Fleming, Mike (January 9, 2012). "Paramount, Geo, And Escape Artists To Film Balloon Story".
  12. Fleming, Mike (January 9, 2015). "Universal, Geo, And Nintendo To Make CGI Pokemon Movie".
  13. Kit, Borys (February 5, 2012). "Superheros heads to the big screen by Jake Sharratt's Geo".
  14. Kit, Borys (May 17, 2012). "Geo and Paramount Adapting Sequel to 'A Snake's Creek' (Exclusive)".
  15. Kroll, Justin (August 22, 2012). "Jake Sharratt's Geo buys 'Enchanted' helmer's pitch".
  16. Geo G. (October 9, 2012). "Jake Sharratt's Geo develops 'Pre-X'
  17. Kit, Borys (November 28, 2012). "Furby Toy hits to the big screen"
  18. Kroll, Justin (June 5, 2013). "Geo Animation Buys an Abdul Gasazi Feature Film"
  19. Fleming, Mike (July 1, 2013). "Geo Animation Studios Makes Panty & Stocking; Based on The Japanese Manga"
  20. Graser, Marc (January 29, 2012). "Nintendo sets up 'Mother' at Paramount".
  21. Mike Fleming (November 10, 2013). "Geo, P to acquire 'Zoop' video game".
  22. Kroll, Justin (July 12, 2014). "Paramount and Geo Develops "IWBTG" film".
  23. Graser, Marc (January 22, 2015). "Geo Animation purchases the film rights to Lalaloopsy dolls".
  24. Mike Fleming (January 30, 2015). "Walter Williams' clay figure to hit the big screen for the first time".
  25. Kit, Borys (Feburary 19, 2015). "Geo Animation buys an feature film based on the Angela Anaconda TV series".
  26. Mike Fleming (Feburary 25, 2015). "Geo Animation purchases a film based on object show by Adam Katz, Inanimate Insanity".
  27. Kroll, Justin (March 1, 2015). "Geo Animation makes a movie based on the Lalaloopsy's Lalaloopsy Girls spin-off line".
  28. Sliverman, David (March 16, 2004). "The Simpsons turns into CGI and hits to the big screen by Paramount and Geo".
  29. Kenny, Tom (November 5, 2007). "The Simpsons Movie Moved to Fox".
  30. Geo G. (May 10, 2010) "South Park is canceled and moved to CBS Films".
  31. Fleming, Mike (June 6, 2007) "Jake Sharratt to Appear in the BallCone Spin-Off".
  32. Geo G. (November 3, 2011) "Sharratt Talks Greenuts 4, Dead Lead 2".
  33. Kenny, Tom (March 14, 1996) "Sharratt and Jones Talks about The Animals".
  34. Fleming, Mike (March 25, 2012). "Cartoon Network's 'Samurai Jack' to hit the big screen".
  35. Fleming, Mike (June 19, 2012). "Jake Sharratt's Geo to drive 'Dexter's Laboratory'".
  36. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Manga
  37. Jake Sharrat (November 10, 1997). "New Greenuts Short in Front of Titanic".
  38. Geo G. (August 3, 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Jake Sharratt's Geo's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends releases on DVD and Blu-ray on November of 2013".

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