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Kidtoon Films

Kidtoon Films is a distributor of children's animated films in the United States. The company is a subsidiary of The Bigger Picture, a Cinedigm company. It is currently owned by SD Entertainment, which produced many of its earlier releases. The company is based in Woodland Hills, California.[1]

Titles released under Kidtoon's program have an MPAA G rating, use Dolby Digital and/or DTS (and sometimes SDDS) tracks, and are shown digitally during weekend morning matinées at cinemas owned by National Amusements (Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas, and Cinema de Lux), California's UltraStar, Carmike Cinemas, Rave Motion Pictures, B&B Theatres, Dipson Theatres, Emagine Entertainment, Studio Movie Grill, and some smaller chains and independent cinemas.

Due to New Kideo acquiring Kidtoon Films in January 2013, the program took a 4-year hiatus. In February 2016, the program returned to 18 Showcase Cinemas locations with the movie Barbie Spy Squad.



Kidtoon Films launched on September 25, 2004 with Tonka Tough Truck Adventures: The Biggest Show on Wheels.[2][3]

September 2004-December 2012 releasesEdit

February-November 2016 (Showcase Cinemas) releasesEdit

Box officeEdit

Film Release Date Budget Gross
Barbie and Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase November 2016 $2 million $814 million
Thomas & Friends: The Great Race November 2016 $2 million $814 million

Cancelled releasesEdit

During the 2016 revival of the program at Showcase Cinemas, several films that were meant to be shown as part of the program were cancelled and changed.

In addition, Kidtoons took a hiatus between December 2016 and February 2017.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ SD Entertainment
  2. ^ "AdverMovies Hit Big Screen With 'Tonka Tough Truck Adventures'". Retrieved 2017-06-12. 
  3. ^ "ALTERNATIVE APPEAL". Retrieved 2017-06-12.