History Creator / Topcraft

25th May '16 7:24:16 AM mlsmithca
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The studio went on a downward spiral in 1984 when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. Another 10% left shortly thereafter, including Hideaki Anno, who went on to found Creator/StudioGainax. After a year of taking outsourced work from other studios and producing ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', the studio closed in 1985 and the remaining 20% who had not joined Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli (which ended up buying out what was left of Topcraft) or otherwise departed went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

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The studio went on a downward spiral in 1984 when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. Another 10% left shortly thereafter, including Hideaki Anno, who went on to found Creator/StudioGainax. After a year of taking outsourced work from other studios and producing ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', the studio closed in 1985 and the remaining 20% who had not joined Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli (which ended up buying out what was left of Topcraft) or otherwise departed went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And 1988 and later became re-founded it as [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
20th Apr '15 12:27:35 AM mlsmithca
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno.

The studio went under in 1984 (after which for a year Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1985 of which Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata bought the company after it went out of business and turned the company into Creator/StudioGhibli) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Studio Ghibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

See also Creator/StudioGhibli where most of their staff members went to work for after Topcraft went out of business, and Pacific Animation Corp. which later became [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]].

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after at a time when many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series series, and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno.

The studio went under on a downward spiral in 1984 (after which for a year Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1985 of which Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata bought the company after it went out of business and turned the company into Creator/StudioGhibli) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Studio Ghibli Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, Another 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included shortly thereafter, including Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded who went on to found Creator/StudioGainax. The After a year of taking outsourced work from other studios and producing ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', the studio closed in 1985 and the remaining 20% who had not joined Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli (which ended up buying out what was left of Topcraft) or otherwise departed went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

See also Creator/StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli, where most of their staff members went to work for after Topcraft went out of business, and Pacific Animation Corp. which later became [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]].
20th Apr '14 4:12:46 AM HamSandMan77
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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1985 of which Miyazaki and Takahata bought the company after it went out of business and turned the company into Creator/StudioGhibli) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Studio Ghibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years a year Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1985 of which Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata bought the company after it went out of business and turned the company into Creator/StudioGhibli) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Studio Ghibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
20th Apr '14 4:12:00 AM HamSandMan77
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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) 1985 of which Miyazaki and Takahata bought the company after it went out of business and turned the company into Creator/StudioGhibli) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli Studio Ghibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
21st Feb '14 10:33:11 PM mlsmithca
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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Adventures Of The Little Koala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Adventures Of The Little Koala'', ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
27th Oct '13 2:24:55 PM crazysamaritan
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''Manga/LupinIII'' series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''Manga/LupinIII'' Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno.
29th Sep '13 1:13:42 PM StFan
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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Adventures Of The Little Koala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

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The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Adventures Of The Little Koala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
26th Aug '13 5:50:41 AM Viira
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''Manga/LupinIII'' series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''Manga/LupinIII'' series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.
Creator/HideakiAnno.
4th Aug '13 11:25:18 AM MarkLungo
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left Creator/ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was Creator/RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as Creator/HayaoMiyazaki's ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''Manga/LupinIII'' series, ''Anime/TimeBokan'' and ''Anime/MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

The studio went under in 1984 (after which for 2 years Topcraft did some outsourcing for other Japanese studios and ''Adventures Of The Little Koala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded Creator/StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded Creator/StudioGainax. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce Creator/RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]]. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

See also Creator/StudioGhibli where most of their staff members went to work for after Topcraft went out of business, and Pacific Animation Corp. which later became [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]].
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