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4th Aug '13 11:27:54 AM MarkLungo
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was 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'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha 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 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 ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was 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'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha 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 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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16th Jun '13 10:06:55 AM MacronNotes
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was 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'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark, Topcraft was 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'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.
5th Apr '13 9:48:44 AM MarkLungo
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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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Disney bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] WaltDisneyAnimationJapan. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.

See also StudioGhibli where most of their staff members went to work for after Topcraft went out of business, and Pacific Animation Corp. which later became WaltDisneyAnimationJapan.

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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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when the studio got worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Disney Creator/{{Disney}} bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] WaltDisneyAnimationJapan.[[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 StudioGhibli where most of their staff members went to work for after Topcraft went out of business, and Pacific Animation Corp. which later became WaltDisneyAnimationJapan.[[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationUnits Walt Disney Animation Japan]].
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4th Feb '13 9:51:51 PM HamSandMan77
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, ToeiAnimation after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark.shark, Topcraft was 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'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.
3rd Dec '12 11:44:01 AM 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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when [[ItGotWorse the studio got worse]]. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Disney bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] WaltDisneyAnimationJapan. 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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when [[ItGotWorse the studio got worse]].worse. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Disney bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] WaltDisneyAnimationJapan. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
13th Nov '12 5:04:21 PM 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 ''Adventures Of The Little Koala'', after that the studio went out of business in 1986) when Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when [[ItGotWorse causing the studio to get worse]]. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Disney bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] WaltDisneyAnimationJapan. 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 Hayao Miyazaki took 70% of its staff (alongside Toru Hara) and co-founded StudioGhibli after ''Nausicaa'' came out. After that, 10% left Topcraft when [[ItGotWorse causing the studio to get got worse]]. They included Hideaki Anno, when he and others founded [[StudioGainax Gainax]]. The remaining 20% went to work for Pacific Animation Corp. to produce RankinBass's ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverhawks}}'' until Disney bought that studio in 1988. And later became [[TokyoMovieShinsha Motoyoshi Tokunaga's]] WaltDisneyAnimationJapan. In any event, Topcraft will forever be remembered as a footnote in the history of animation and for Hayao Miyazaki's ''Nausicaa''.
15th Oct '12 4:16:36 PM philipnova798
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.''MazingerZ''[[note]][[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]].here]][[/note]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.
11th Aug '12 1:39:27 PM nombretomado
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including [[Film/{{TheLastUnicorn}} The Last Unicorn]], TheFlightOfDragons and [[WesternAnimation/{{TheHobbit}} The Hobbit]], as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including [[Film/{{TheLastUnicorn}} The Last Unicorn]], TheFlightOfDragons ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''TheFlightOfDragons'' and [[WesternAnimation/{{TheHobbit}} The Hobbit]], ''WesternAnimation/TheHobbit'', as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.
19th May '12 5:01:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after [[{{YMMV}} many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark]]. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including [[Film/{{TheLastUnicorn}} The Last Unicorn]], TheFlightOfDragons and [[WesternAnimation/{{TheHobbit}} The Hobbit]], as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after [[{{YMMV}} many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark]].shark. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, including [[Film/{{TheLastUnicorn}} The Last Unicorn]], TheFlightOfDragons and [[WesternAnimation/{{TheHobbit}} The Hobbit]], as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.
24th Apr '12 6:03:58 PM painocus
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Founded in 1972 by Toru Hara after he left ToeiAnimation, Topcraft was RankinBass's non–stop-motion unit in Japan, after [[{{YMMV}} many staff members of Toei were thinking that the studio was jumping the shark]]. The studio mostly did TV specials, series and a few movies for Rankin-Bass, as well as HayaoMiyazaki's ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' and several episodes of the second ''LupinIII'' series, ''TimeBokan'' and ''MazingerZ''[[hottip:*:[[http://xoomer.virgilio.it/fedgrame/english.htm confirmed here]]]]. Many people got their start with Topcraft, like ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' creator HideakiAnno.

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