- Not to be confused with Lix Technologies.
Lix Animation Digital, LLC. is an American computer animation studio based in Venice, Los Angeles, California, founded by Jake Sharratt in 2000. It is currently owned by Sharratt and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, with Paramount fully financing and owning all the films. The studio is well known for their franchises Greenuts, Vegetables, and Supertrio. Its films are co-produced and/or distributed by Paramount Pictures.
BallCone, a character from the Greenuts films, is the studio's mascot.
Sharratt left his post as President & Execuitve Producer of Glass Ball Productions in 2000. After leaving, he founded Lix Animation Digital, which was intended as a rival to Glass Ball Productions. The company is named after LIX, a readability measure indicating the difficulty of reading a text.
By 2001, a deal was announced positioning Lix Animation Digital as Paramount Pictures' family entertainment arm via Viacom that would produce one to two films a year starting in 2003. As an independent animation studio, Lix retains creative control and Paramount exclusively distributes the films.
Lix's first film Greenuts was released on November 26, 2003. It has since then been solely focused on animated features. In 2006, Lix's second film Under the Blue Sea was released in theaters November 22, 2006. In 2007, Lix's third film Greenuts 2 was released in theaters November 21, 2007, it is a sequel to Greenuts.
|1||Greenuts||November 26, 2003||$30 million||$229 million||77%||7.4|
|2||Under the Blue Sea||November 22, 2006||$75 million||$577 million||89%||8.4|
|3||Greenuts 2||November 21, 2007||$80 million||$352 million||87%||7.9|
|4||Arnold||July 15, 2009||$85 million||$297 million||79%||7.2|
|5||Greenuts 3: Shape Revolution||July 16, 2010||$94 million||$495 million||58%||6.4|
|6||Vegetables||July 1, 2011||$90 million||$386 million||45%||7.1|
|7||Don and the Don||July 27, 2012||$90 million||$149 million||80%||8.5|
|8||Supertrio||July 26, 2013|
|9||Vegetables 2||July 2, 2014|
|10||Greenuts: A New Beginning||July 24, 2015|
|11||Supertrio 2||July 1, 2016|
|Vegetables 3||July 21, 2017|
|The Land of Doom||March 16, 2018|
|Greenuts: The New Groove||July 20, 2018|
|The Mutants of 2051 AD||July 19, 2019|
|Supertrio 3||March 27, 2020|
Films in developmentEdit
|Shoe||March 5, 2004|
|Three Balloons||March 19, 2008|
|Choopie's Guide||December 6, 2011|
|Finding Another Guy||December 15, 2012|
|That's My Name!||December 13, 2015|
|1||Greenuts: A Very Special Christmas||December 23, 2006||CBS|