Animated Family Films was incorporated in 2005, bringing a team of experienced film makers and distributors together with one clear mission: to tell outstanding stories to families all over the world in CG animation film. Our studios have produced international award-winning products such as the Jungle Beat series and Once Upon a Stable – a 22-minute Christmas special. We are in production on The Lion of Judah; An African Tale; Bethlehem or Bust and
Detroit natives and college roommates Mark W. Koch and Michael Illitch, Jr founded prelude Pictures in 1992. The Illitch family best known for their ownership of the Detroit Redwings, Tigers and Little Caesar’s Pizza, gave Prelude it’s initial financial backing which allowed them to secure a first look/house keeping deal with Paramount Pictures.
Prelude was on the lot at Paramount for more than 6 years. Their first film ‘JUDICIAL CONSENT’, an HBO original, broke all rating records for an original drama on the network.
Prelude’s next film ‘LOST IN SPACE’ was a $90 million Sci-Fi blockbuster that knocked ‘TITANIC’ out of the # 1 box-office spot and propelled Prelude to the top of Hollywood’s A-list. ‘LOST IN SPACE’ was followed shortly after by another blockbuster, ‘BLACK DOG’ which gave Prelude two films in the coveted Top-10 at one time. This was repeated months later when both ‘LOST IN SPACE’ and ‘BLACK DOG’s’ DVD’s debuted in the Top-5.