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MJT Studios, LLC. (formerly known as MJT Entertainment, and MJT Films) is an American animation studio founded on January 25, 1993 by Arnold B. Felkswagen, later the creator of Tomb n' Tomby and the Caprent. It is owned since 1994 by Paramount Pictures and based in Hollywood, California, U.S.[1] The company is known for the well-recognized Backass series, as well as their contributions to an episode of Boady Caprent Word (CBS/Panasonic/Paramount). The studio's first feature film Backass was released in 1993, followed by three sequels which included Crosswards (2002), Klavikaz (2007), and Tomb n' Tomby and the Caprent: A New Beginning (2015). A fifth film, The Angry Beavers: The Movie, is set to be released in 2018. Greenuts 2 marks the first time that the studio made a sequel. Other work includes As Told by Ginger and The Angry Beavers film series.

History


Jakelsm Animation

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 Pictures

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. MJT's first film Amazing Expection was released on November 17, 1993. It has since then been solely focused on animated features.

In 1996, MJT's second film Founder the Blue Season was released in theatres November 12, 1996.

In 1997, MJT's third film Backass: The Movie was released in theatres November 29, 1997, it's sequel to Backass.

Lix FX

In the summer of 1998, Dix FX became MJT Studios's Vancouver animation studio, MJT Dix FX.[2][3][4]

Tj's World reboot

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.

2000s and 2010s projects

MJT Studios is currently working on Packet Racer (2008), Tucked Months (2009), The Angry Beavers: The Movie (2016), Backass 3D (2017), and more. and has many other projects in development, including Crash Bandicoot and Balloon 2: The Adventures Begin and a reboot to the Backass film series.

On April 14, 2015, MJT 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, MJT 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 MJT Studios portfolio. It is unknown that they will be featured in an CGI-animated film.

On November 1, 2015, MJT Studios is planning to develop a live-action/Cartoon animated film featuring Clyde Wilson from Kick Breath.

Filmography


Feature films

# Title Release date Budget Gross RT MC
1 Amazing Expection November 17, 1993 $59,000,000 $383,257,136 77% 7.4
2 Founder the Blue Season November 12, 1996 $75,000,000 $260,718,330 64% 6.4
3 Warp Expect November 29, 1997 $80,000,000 $655,388,158 57% 6.9
4 The Righting Happens November 2, 1999 $85,000,000 $297,138,014 79% 7.2
5 Hougan Ward January 18, 2002 $90,000,000 $886,686,817 45% 7.1
6 Crosswards October 25, 2002 $90,000,000 $484,635,760 72% 7.2
7 Backed Racer October 17, 2003 $90,000,000 $257,743,636 55% 5.8
8 Herocast April 17, 2005 $90,000,000 $456,975,733 85% 1.7
9 Packet Daughter January 19, 2007 $90,000,000 $347,543,856 32% 7.9
10 Naked Backup October 19, 2007 $90,000,000 $874,456,246 66% 2.1
11 Packet Racer January 11, 2008 $90,000,000 $632,918,367 29% 9.2
12 Tucked Months December 19, 2008 $90,000,000 $929,654,872 87% 1.9
13 The Day The Wreck Stood Skill January 16, 2009 $90,000,000 $294,732,765 12% 6.5
14 Nine Lead May 21, 2011 $90,000,000 $831,192,832 63% 1.8
15 Portables July 18, 2012 $90,000,000 $632,691,951 93% 6.1
16 Crazy Crackers June 28, 2013
17 Battle for Respect Thingy December 13, 2013
18 Nexter March 14, 2014
19 Arnold McBoing Boing September 23, 2014
20 Super Clones August 14, 2015
21 Backass 4: A New Beginning November 26, 2015
22 There's No Flesh March 21, 2016

Upcoming films

Title Release date Ref(s)
Chester Squaded July 22, 2016 [5]
The Last Stand October 14, 2016 [6]|-
Evil Con Carne: The Movie November 2, 2016
The Angry Beavers: The Movie December 9, 2016 [7]
The Brench February 3, 2017 [6][8]
Backass 3D July 14, 2017
Rise of the Revenge Santa Claws July 13, 2018
Zero 3800 November 9, 2018
Game Over Next Door February 15, 2019
As Told by Ginger December 6, 2019
Crayon High: The Movie June 5, 2020

Films in development

Television Series

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

Short films

# Title Release date
1 Backass November 24, 1990
2 Ball March 16, 1991
3 Flower Guy July 8, 1992
4 Next August 3, 1994
5 Fuzzy Color Dimes] May 7, 1995
6 Backass Fever[9] December 19, 1997
7 Three Balloons August 19, 1998
8 Black and White December 8, 2000
9 It's a Big 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 Backass: 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 Backass: The 1st Ever Short! June 8, 2013
22 Yellow Frogs June 28, 2013
23 Finding Another Imaginary Friend [10] November 15, 2013
24 That's My Horse! November 26, 2015
25 Sly July 22, 2016

Television specials

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

Television series

# Title Premiere date End date Network
1 Backass August 27, 1994 November 19, 1994 CBS
2 Boady Caprent Word September 14, 2007 October 9, 2013
3 The Adventures of Backass January 7, 2014 CBS (2014-present)

Nickelodeon (2014-present)

4 The Secret Roboty of Insanity January 13, 2009 Cartoon Network (2009-present)

CBS Kids (2011-present)

Contributions

Theme park attractions

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

  • Backass Land, a children's area at Paramount Canada's Wonderland (now Canada's Wonderland]).
  • Backass: The Fun Ride, a simulator ride at Universal Studios Florida. Also existed at Universal Studios Hollywood].
  • Founder the Blue Season: Lost Ride, a water ride at Universal Studios Japan.

Trivia

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

See also

  • HJT Studios Production Logo
  • HJT Studios Wiki
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Viacom
  • Paramount Animation
  • Arnold B. Felkswagen
  • List of HJT Studios films
  • List of HJT Studios short films
  • Easter egg
  • List of cancelled HJT Studios projects

External links

  • Official website
  • MJT Studios at Boady Caprent Word Wiki

References

  1. "Felkswagen, Paramount team on deals - Entertainment News, Exclusives, Media"
  2. Fleming, Mike (November 14, 1998). "Paramount Pictures Buys British Columbia Animation Unit For Arnold B. Felkswagen’s Geo".
  3. Juridic informations about MJT Dix FX
  4. Keslassy, Elsa (December 12, 1998). "Paramount benefit in Lix FX accord".
  5. Kit, Borys (March 29, 2012). "'Chester Raccoon' Children's Book Headed to Big Screen From Paramount (Exclusive)".
  6. 6.0 6.1 Geo G. (March 3, 2012) Jake Sharratt's Geo makes more films, World of Jake, More Dr. Seuss films and Real World
  7. Arnold B. Felkswagen (November 7, 2012). "Backass Movie In Development at Paramount."
  8. "The Sneetches Set for February 3, 2017, Soul Eater Moves to December 22, 2017". ComingSoon.net.
  9. Jake Sharrat (November 10, 1997). "New Greenuts Short in Front of Titanic".
  10. 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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