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Amblimation was the UK-based short-lived animation production arm of Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment that was active from 1991 until about 1997. Stationed in London and comprised largely of the animation staff from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, it was Spielberg's attempt to continue producing animated features after parting ways with Don Bluth. Fievel Mousekewitz from An American Tail was the company's mascot and appeared in the production logo (see above).

Despite their lavish hand-drawn animation, none of the films were critically or commercially successful and the studio closed in 1997 after only three films and a couple of TV specials. Afterwards, most of the staff migrated to DreamWorks Animation, which has since seen far greater success. Today, all references to Amblimation became Amblin Entertainment.

Amblimation was also closely associated with Universal Animation Studios, with whom they co-produced A Wish for Wings that Work and Fievel's American Tails and produced a few Direct to Video sequels to Balto.

Films and series produced by Amblimation, in chronological order:

This studio's output contains examples of: