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Stop motion animation house in Portland, Oregon, originally called Will Vinton Associates.

As Vinton's studio expanded, and started producing feature-length films, outside investors were sought. One investor was Phil Knight (of Nike fame). In 2002, Knight became the majority shareholder in the studio and ousted Vinton. Vinton retaliated for being dropped from his namesake studio and sued for ownership of his name. In 2005 Will Vinton Studios was renamed and Vinton opened his own Will Vinton's Free Will Entertainment, also in Portland, Oregon.

Related Cartoon Series:

Focus Features
  (2002, 2 Cartoons)

Freewill Entertainment
  (2008-, 0 Cartoons)

Will Vinton Associates
  (1974-2007, 76 Cartoons)

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