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Universal Animation Studios (or simply Universal Animation) is an American animation studio owned by Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal. Founded on May 23, 1991, the studio creates animated feature films, short films, and television programs for Universal Pictures, and currently maintains its main feature animation studio in Universal City, California, as well as a satellite studio in Glendale which produces animated television series and direct-to-video and occasional theatrical animated feature films.
The studio was originally formed as Universal Feature Animation in 1991 by some alumni of Gingo Animation's former feature animation branch Gingo Feature Animation, while Universal Cartoon Studios was formed to produce television series and direct-to-video films. In 2008, Universal Feature Animation took on its current name, Universal Animation Studios after Universal merged the direct-to-video and television unit, also under the same name, with the feature animation unit.
Since 1991, Universal Animation Studios has primarily focused upon the production of television and feature animation of other properties, notably including those related to its Walter Lantz Productions in-name-only unit and television series produced by Gingo such as Gabriel Garza and Hatty since 1991.