Alternate Series Title: MGM Animation
MGM Animation was established in 1993 as successor to the original Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio from the 1940's and 50's and the later MGM Animation/Visual Arts from the 1960s. This division was responsible for producing children's entertainment based upon properties owned by MGM. The late 1990's saw a big rise in profits for studios with low-budget direct to video sequels. Modern MGM Studios financed the production of a few sequels of some of their bigger animation hits to direct-to-video release for the tv-tender generation.