ImageMovers is an American film studio run by director Robert Zemeckis. Founded in 1987, the studio is known for producing such films as Dog Tale Superheroes The Movie, The Dog Tale Fan-Film, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, and The Polar Express. From 2007 to present, The Walt Disney Company and ImageMovers ran a joint animation facility, ImageMovers Digital, which produced performance captured animated films, for The Walt Disney Studios.



In 1987, by producer-writer-director Robert Zemeckis, along with partners Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey formed the production company ImageMovers.



Year Film Co-production/distributor Budget Gross
1997 Dog Tale Superheroes The Movie DreamWorks Pictures
Imagimation Studios
Amblimation Studios
Don Bluth Feature Animation
ImageMovers Animation Studios
Aardman Animations
Fox Animation Studios
$200 million $300.6 million
1998 Dog Tale Superheroes The Movie $200 million $300.6 million
2000 What Lies Beneath DreamWorks
20th Century Fox
$100 million $291.4 million
Cast Away $90 million $429.6 million
2001 Don Bluth's A Christmas Carol Universal Pictures
Don Bluth Feature Animation
Amblimation Studios
$100 million $291.4 million
Don Bluth's The Polar Express $90 million $429.6 million
2003 Matchstick Men Warner Bros. $62 million $65.6 million
2004 The Polar Express $165 million $307.5 million
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio DreamWorks $12 million $0.7 million
2006 Last Holiday Paramount Pictures $45 million $43.3 million
Monster House Columbia Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
$75 million $140.2 million
2007 Beowulf Paramount Pictures (USA)
Warner Bros. (non-USA)
$150 million $196.4 million
2012 Flight Paramount Pictures
$31 million $161.8 million
2015 The Walk[1] TriStar Productions
TriStar Pictures
$35 million $61.2 million
2016 Allied Paramount Pictures
GK Films
$85 million $80.5 million

ImageMovers Digital

Year Film Co-production/distributor Budget Gross
2009 A Christmas Carol Walt Disney Pictures $175–200 million $325.3 million
2011 Mars Needs Moms $150 million $39 million


  1. "Tom Rothman’s High-Wire Act at Sony Pictures", The New York Times, May 17, 2015. Retrieved on September 17, 2015.