Established in 2008, ToonBox Entertainment produces global, award-winning quality family entertainment content seen in theatres and in home entertainment. With the national and international theatrical success of The Nut Job with Open Road Films, and The Weinstein Company, ToonBox Entertainment is an industry leading creator and producer of visually dynamic animated television shows and films for family audiences worldwide. ToonBox Entertainment collaborates with international partners to produce and distribute content, most notably works with Korean-based Company, Redrover, Chinese-based Hoongman, and LA-based Gulfstream Pictures. In a team of highly skilled and leading talent within cutting edge facilities, ToonBox Entertainment has released top Hollywood-quality productions such as The Nut Job (2014), Bolts and Blip (2010), The Beet Party (2012), Spark (2016), and The Nut Job 2 (2017).
Who we are
Inside ToonBox Entertainment
To become the leading provider of visually dynamic animation content on an independent budget and provide production services for third parties.
To create fresh, unique and original content that will captivate audiences worldwide.
We do not accept unsolicited and unauthorized submission of creative ideas, works, or other materials, and by submitting ideas, works and materials, the provider/sender acknowledges that we take no responsibility and will have no liability with respect to its use by any third-party. Toonbox will not be held legally responsible for the submitted ideas, works or materials.
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POLICY CONCERNING UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS
Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries, parent, affiliates and/or related entities (collectively, “Toonbox”, “us” or “our”), wishes to inform you of our company policy regarding the acceptance, review and/or consideration of materials, including without limitation, ideas, suggestions, notes, scripts, story lines, text, screenplays, articles, formats, treatments, fiction, proposals, videos, marketing or promotional plans, program formats, literary material, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions, characters, drawings, artwork, concepts and/or other information and/or materials that are not submitted via the Submission Process (collectively, “Unsolicited Submission(s)”) in any form whatsoever.
Our company policy does not allow us to accept, review or consider, and we do not knowingly accept, review or consider, any Unsolicited Submission(s). DO NOT SEND US ANY UNSOLICITED SUBMISSION(S), AS IT IS OUR COMPANY POLICY TO DELETE, DESTROY OR RETURN ANY AND ALL UNSOLICITED SUBMISSION(S) IMMEDIATELY AND AUTOMATICALLY WITHOUT REVIEWING THEM, whether sent to us by mail, electronic transmission, personal delivery or otherwise, by you or any other person or entity.
Toonbox seeks to avoid possible future misunderstandings and disputes when products and materials developed by our own employees or licensees, or at our request, might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work and/or Unsolicited Submission(s). At all times, Toonbox has many products and projects in various stages of development, and the results of these endeavours may, be similar or identical to your own products or projects.
No Unsolicited Submission(s) will be forwarded to or reviewed by any Toonbox staff. Any similarity between any Unsolicited Submission(s) and any elements in any Toonbox’s creative work including without limitation any film, television series, commercial, podcast, branded content, story, character, title or concept, would be purely coincidental.
If despite our request you ignore this policy and submit any Unsolicited Submission(s), you hereby assign to Toonbox all rights of every nature and description, in perpetuity, throughout the universe in and to such Unsolicited Submission(s). As such, such Unsolicited Submission(s) will be deemed, and will remain, the property of Toonbox and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as we see fit, and Toonbox will exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights in and to any Unsolicited Submission(s) of any kind and nature throughout the universe in perpetuity, and we will be entitled to unrestricted use of such Unsolicited Submission(s) for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, by all means and in all media now or hereafter known or devised, without compensation to you and/or any other sender of such Unsolicited Submission(s). You agreed that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever in connection with any Unsolicited Submission(s), and you further agree that by sending Unsolicited Submission(s) you waive the right to make any claim against Toonbox, relating to such Unsolicited Submission(s), including without limitation, unfair competition, copyright infringement, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.
No Unsolicited Submission(s) will be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Unsolicited Submission(s).
ToonBox is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, ToonBox is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with provincial legislation. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.
Awards and Nominations
Word on the Street
As of January 24, 2015 The Nut Job ranked #50 in the top one Hundred redemptive, family movies of 2014 according to Mojo.
The key drivers in 2014 were The Nut Job on $45.9m, August: Osage County on $34.7m, The Giver on $22m, St. Vincent on $6.7m and One Chance on $4.6m.
“The Nut Job” is a star studded animated film about one squirrel’s mission to save himself from starvation, until human affairs cause him some problems.
Wild and wacky The Nut Job features a very good cast of voices, excellent digital animation and a story that delivers a lot of laughs.
Breaking through the animated film industry dominated by likes of Disney and Dreamworks was apparently not a hard nut to crack for “The Nut Job”. It ranked number 3 when it raked in $27 million over the weekend making it the biggest opening for an animated film that wasn’t produced by a major studio.
The big debut by the “The Nut Job” is the best ever for Open Road, and it looks like the computer-animated tale directed by Peter Lepeniotis could become the highest-grossing film ever for the not-quite-three-year-old company.