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18th Mar '17 6:11:53 AM LucyFoot430
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* ''{{VideoGame/Wizardry}}'': OVA based on the PC game of the same name.

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* '''1991''' ''{{VideoGame/Wizardry}}'': OVA based on the PC game of the same name.


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* '''2017''' ''Manga/NanamaruSanbatsu''
* '''2017''' ''Manga/KeppekiDanshiAoyamaKun''
6th Mar '17 6:24:24 PM Xtifr
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Established in 1946[[note]] Officially for [[http://www.tms-e.co.jp/company/history/index.php the Kyokuichi half]], according to their website. The animation studio (Tokyo Movie) was not founded until 1964 by Ex-Mom Productions stop motion animator Yutaka Fujioka[[/note]], '''[[http://www.tms-e.co.jp TMS Entertainment]]''' (short for Tokyo Movie Shinsha, also credited as TMS-Kyokuchi or Tokyo Movie on occasion) is one of the oldest and most well-known (both in Japan ''and'' overseas) producers of {{Anime}} in the world. Their most famous works are ''Franchise/LupinIII'' and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. They have also done various other anime, including ''[[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} Soreike! Anpanman]]'', ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Anime/SonicX'', ''[[Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri LilPri]]'', ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'', ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'' and ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan Battle Brawlers]]'', and even some full length feature films, such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland''.

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Established in 1946[[note]] Officially for [[http://www.tms-e.co.jp/company/history/index.php the Kyokuichi half]], according to their website. The animation studio (Tokyo Movie) was not founded until 1964 by Ex-Mom Productions stop motion animator Yutaka Fujioka[[/note]], '''[[http://www.tms-e.co.jp TMS Entertainment]]''' Entertainment (short for Tokyo Movie Shinsha, also credited as TMS-Kyokuchi or Tokyo Movie on occasion) is one of the oldest and most well-known (both in Japan ''and'' overseas) producers of {{Anime}} in the world. Their most famous works are ''Franchise/LupinIII'' and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''. They have also done various other anime, including ''[[Franchise/{{Anpanman}} Soreike! Anpanman]]'', ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', ''Anime/SonicX'', ''[[Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri LilPri]]'', ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'', ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'' and ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan Battle Brawlers]]'', and even some full length feature films, such as ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' and ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland''.
2nd Mar '17 9:41:49 PM philipnova798
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* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} XIII'' (CGI for episode 12, through Jinni's)

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* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} XIII'' (CGI (Animation Production; CGI for episode 12, through Jinni's)
2nd Mar '17 9:40:36 PM philipnova798
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* Double Eagle: Formally know as Studio Sakimakura, the studio was founded in March of 2011, and has worked on ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' (''Mechtanium Surge'' series), ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', ''Brave 10'' and ''Lupin III Vs Detective Conan The Movie''.

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* Jinni's Animation Studio (occasionally known as TMS Jinni's): TMS's CG studio, established in 2002. Has worked on ''VideoGame/HeroBank'' and ''{{Anime/Fireball}}''.
* Double Eagle: Formally know known as Studio Sakimakura, the studio was founded in March of 2011, and has worked on ''Anime/{{Bakugan}}'' (''Mechtanium Surge'' series), ''Anime/CardfightVanguard'', ''Brave 10'' and ''Lupin III Vs Detective Conan The Movie''.



* 8 Pan: Formally know as Creative8, the studio worked on CG animation on ''Hamtaro Dechu'' from episode 26 to the series end, ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' and ''Lupin III Princess Of The Breeze''.

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* 8 Pan: Formally know known as Creative8, the studio worked on CG animation on ''Hamtaro Dechu'' from episode 26 to the series end, onward, ''Manga/YowamushiPedal'' and ''Lupin III Princess Of The Breeze''.



* ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} XIII'' (CGI for episode 12, through Jinni's)



* ''Anime/OblivionIslandHarukaAndTheMagicMirror'' (CGI for Creator/ProductionIG, through Jinni's)



* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'' (CGI for the 2007 series, through Jinni's)



* ''Manga/{{Terraformars}}'' (VFX for the film, through Jinni's)




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* ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' (VFX for the film, through Jinni's)
28th Feb '17 10:48:32 AM uforiablanket35
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Outside of Anime, they are also a popular outsourced overseas animation studio in the world. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (Filmation had a reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], so this moderate step up was quite noticable)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, outsourcing some of the animation in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.

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Outside of Anime, they They are also a popular outsourced overseas animation studio in the world. Japan. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (Filmation had a reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], so this moderate step up was quite noticable)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, outsourcing some of the animation in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.



* AnimationBump: Not the animation itself, but color keys and shading in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':

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* AnimationBump: Not the just in animation itself, itself compared to other studios used at the time, but color keys and shading in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':as well.



** Note that Bruce Timm isn't complimenting the animation per se, but the color keys and shading. TMS is reportedly the studio that made the least mistakes and needed the least retakes when animating for Tiny Toons.
28th Feb '17 6:24:12 AM naoi
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--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's their revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
** It got to the point where, during the Creator/KidsWB era with Bruce Timm's shows that they were literally doing entire episodes (from from pre-production to animation to '''''episode direction''''') themselves.
28th Feb '17 6:15:13 AM naoi
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Outside of Anime, they are also one of the best and most recognized overseas animation studios in the world. Indeed, the studio taking outside work is credited as one of the big reasons for UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation happening at all. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (and, of course, knowing Filmation's reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], it was a sight to see)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, giving us glorious animation in shows such as ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.

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Outside of Anime, they are also one of the best and most recognized a popular outsourced overseas animation studios studio in the world. Indeed, the studio taking outside work is credited as one of the big reasons for UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation happening at all. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (and, of course, knowing Filmation's (Filmation had a reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], it so this moderate step up was a sight to see)[[/note]], quite noticable)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, giving us glorious outsourcing some of the animation in shows such as ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.



In spite of their 80s and 90s glory, their foreign workload has met a sharp decline, thanks to factors such as rising prices (as well as their surprisingly [[OffModel disappointing]] work after TMS shipped off their own works to cheaper studios in Japan as well as in Korea and China and the less said about most of the episodes (animation-wise) of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' the better[[note]] (though [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=254 the latter was a co-production with Studio DEEN, which might explain the animation quality in that one]])[[/note]]. The 2011 earthquake in Japan, which resulted in damage to their warehouse and halted many of their in-progress series, hasn't helped matters either.

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In spite of their 80s and 90s glory, work, their foreign workload has met a sharp decline, thanks to factors such as rising prices (as well as their surprisingly [[OffModel disappointing]] work after TMS shipped off their own works to cheaper studios in Japan as well as in Korea and China and the less said about most of the episodes (animation-wise) of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' the better[[note]] (though [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=254 the latter was a co-production with Studio DEEN, which might explain the animation quality in that one]])[[/note]]. The 2011 earthquake in Japan, which resulted in damage to their warehouse and halted many of their in-progress series, hasn't helped matters either.



* AnimationBump: Like with most studios in Japan. This is especially noticable in their American works.
* [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars Animation Wars]]: TMS vs Spumco.

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* AnimationBump: Like with most studios Not the animation itself, but color keys and shading in Japan. This is especially noticable in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's
their American works.
* [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars Animation Wars]]:
revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
** Note that Bruce Timm isn't complimenting the animation per se, but the color keys and shading.
TMS vs Spumco.is reportedly the studio that made the least mistakes and needed the least retakes when animating for Tiny Toons.



* TheMutiny: TMS, most of the time, ignored the domestic staff's directions when they worked on their western output, which isn't what an overseas studio is supposed to do. However, since they got payed royalties for their efforts (unlike other studios) and their decisions actually ended up making the episodes ''stronger'', things added in by TMS' crew were left in because of it. Case in point for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
27th Feb '17 5:57:03 PM HamSandMan77
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Outside of Anime, they are also a popular outsourced overseas animation studio in the world. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (Filmation had a reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], so this moderate step up was quite noticable)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, outsourcing some of the animation in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.

to:

Outside of Anime, they are also a popular outsourced one of the best and most recognized overseas animation studio studios in the world. Indeed, the studio taking outside work is credited as one of the big reasons for UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation happening at all. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (Filmation had a (and, of course, knowing Filmation's reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], so this moderate step up it was quite noticable)[[/note]], a sight to see)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, outsourcing some of the giving us glorious animation in shows such as ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.



In spite of their 80s and 90s work, their foreign workload has met a sharp decline, thanks to factors such as rising prices (as well as their surprisingly [[OffModel disappointing]] work after TMS shipped off their own works to cheaper studios in Japan as well as in Korea and China and the less said about most of the episodes (animation-wise) of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' the better[[note]] (though [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=254 the latter was a co-production with Studio DEEN, which might explain the animation quality in that one]])[[/note]]. The 2011 earthquake in Japan, which resulted in damage to their warehouse and halted many of their in-progress series, hasn't helped matters either.

to:

In spite of their 80s and 90s work, glory, their foreign workload has met a sharp decline, thanks to factors such as rising prices (as well as their surprisingly [[OffModel disappointing]] work after TMS shipped off their own works to cheaper studios in Japan as well as in Korea and China and the less said about most of the episodes (animation-wise) of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' the better[[note]] (though [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=254 the latter was a co-production with Studio DEEN, which might explain the animation quality in that one]])[[/note]]. The 2011 earthquake in Japan, which resulted in damage to their warehouse and halted many of their in-progress series, hasn't helped matters either.



* AnimationBump: Not the animation itself, but color keys and shading in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's their revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
** Note that Bruce Timm isn't complimenting the animation per se, but the color keys and shading. TMS is reportedly the studio that made the least mistakes and needed the least retakes when animating for Tiny Toons.

to:

* AnimationBump: Not the animation itself, but color keys and shading Like with most studios in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's
Japan. This is especially noticable in their revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
** Note that Bruce Timm isn't complimenting the animation per se, but the color keys and shading.
American works.
* [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars Animation Wars]]:
TMS is reportedly the studio that made the least mistakes and needed the least retakes when animating for Tiny Toons.vs Spumco.


Added DiffLines:

* TheMutiny: TMS, most of the time, ignored the domestic staff's directions when they worked on their western output, which isn't what an overseas studio is supposed to do. However, since they got payed royalties for their efforts (unlike other studios) and their decisions actually ended up making the episodes ''stronger'', things added in by TMS' crew were left in because of it. Case in point for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's their revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
** It got to the point where, during the Creator/KidsWB era with Bruce Timm's shows that they were literally doing entire episodes (from from pre-production to animation to '''''episode direction''''') themselves.
* UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: One of the first studios '''''to''''' break from [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation the "Dark Age"]].
26th Feb '17 9:28:11 PM naoi
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Outside of Anime, they are also a popular outsourced overseas animation studio in the world. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (and, of course, knowing Filmation's reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], it was a sight to see)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, outsourcing some of the animation in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.

to:

Outside of Anime, they are also a popular outsourced overseas animation studio in the world. Their [[AnimationBump high quality work]] first popped up in American cartoons in the early 80s, when they did animation for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''The New Adventures of Franchise/{{Zorro}}''[[note]] (and, of course, knowing Filmation's (Filmation had a reputation for [[OffModel cheap]] [[LimitedAnimation animation]], it so this moderate step up was a sight to see)[[/note]], quite noticable)[[/note]], as well as some of [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]'s cartoons during that company's glory days. A few years later, Creator/{{Disney}} and Creator/WarnerBros joined the list of clients, outsourcing some of the animation in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' from Disney; and ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and of course ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' from Warner Bros. Animation. On the Japanese side of clients, TMS has worked for Shogakukan with ''Detective Conan'' and ''Hamtaro'', Kodansha with ''Ohayo! Spank'' and ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' and Shueisha with ''Manga/DokonjoGaeru'' and ''Manga/DGrayMan''.



In spite of their 80s and 90s glory, their foreign workload has met a sharp decline, thanks to factors such as rising prices (as well as their surprisingly [[OffModel disappointing]] work after TMS shipped off their own works to cheaper studios in Japan as well as in Korea and China and the less said about most of the episodes (animation-wise) of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' the better[[note]] (though [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=254 the latter was a co-production with Studio DEEN, which might explain the animation quality in that one]])[[/note]]. The 2011 earthquake in Japan, which resulted in damage to their warehouse and halted many of their in-progress series, hasn't helped matters either.

to:

In spite of their 80s and 90s glory, work, their foreign workload has met a sharp decline, thanks to factors such as rising prices (as well as their surprisingly [[OffModel disappointing]] work after TMS shipped off their own works to cheaper studios in Japan as well as in Korea and China and the less said about most of the episodes (animation-wise) of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' or ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' the better[[note]] (though [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=254 the latter was a co-production with Studio DEEN, which might explain the animation quality in that one]])[[/note]]. The 2011 earthquake in Japan, which resulted in damage to their warehouse and halted many of their in-progress series, hasn't helped matters either.
26th Feb '17 9:25:58 PM naoi
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* AnimationBump: Like with most studios in Japan. This is especially noticable in their American works.
* [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars Animation Wars]]: TMS vs Spumco.

to:

* AnimationBump: Like with most studios Not the animation itself, but color keys and shading in Japan. This is especially noticable in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's
their American works.
* [[UsefulNotes/ConsoleWars Animation Wars]]:
revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
**Note that Bruce Timm isn't complimenting the animation per se, but the color keys and shading.
TMS vs Spumco.is reportedly the studio that made the least mistakes and needed the least retakes when animating for Tiny Toons.



* TheMutiny: TMS, most of the time, ignored the domestic staff's directions when they worked on their western output, which isn't what an overseas studio is supposed to do. However, since they got payed royalties for their efforts (unlike other studios) and their decisions actually ended up making the episodes ''stronger'', things added in by TMS' crew were left in because of it. Case in point for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
--> '''Bruce Timm''': I think when we shipped them 'Clayface,' they said to themselves: They think they know everything, but we'll show them how do do this show. We'll change Batman's colors. We'll do special color key treatments on the villains when they're walking over the green vat. We'll blow them away.' If that's their revenge, thank you for proving us wrong. I was so happy with that episode." "The sequence where Daggett and Germs are walking over that green vat, those characters look like they're three-dimensional. They look like they're rotoscoped. When Daggett slowly turns toward the camera, the shadows really wrap around his face. It's as if they're real! They did all those colors themselves. We couldn't even ask for those colors if we wanted to. They aren't even in our palette. They had to specially mix those colors."
** It got to the point where, during the Creator/KidsWB era with Bruce Timm's shows that they were literally doing entire episodes (from from pre-production to animation to '''''episode direction''''') themselves.



* UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: One of the first studios '''''to''''' break from [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation the "Dark Age"]].
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