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Creator: Toei Animation

Formerly called Toei Douga until 1998. Toei Animation is the anime department of the Toei Companynote  and one of the oldest (it can trace its roots back to 1948) and largest animation companies. Toei is responsible for producing a large number of popular and Essential Anime, including Mazinger Z, Devilman, Fist of the North Star, Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Digimon, Pretty Cure and One Piece. In other words, it was responsible for defining the Humongous Mecha, Space Opera, Shōnen, and Magical Girl genres as we know them today.

When the studio started in 1956, the studio did mostly Disney-like art films, but based around native Japanese artwork and some stuff for Rankin/Bass. Some people like Isao Takahata (the director of Grave of the Fireflies), Yoichi Kotabe (mostly known for doing most of Nintendo's 2D artwork), Yasuo Otsuka and Hayao Miyazaki (Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli) worked at Toei at this time. However due to the staff members wanting more money and how the studio was going, many staff members left for other studios like TMS Entertainment (Namely A-Productions then later Telecom), Nippon Animation, and Topcraft (then later Studio Ghibli).

They've also done a bit of work on American cartoons, but those are few and far between after the 1980s ended. They, along with TMS Entertainment, Sunrise and Sony also had a hand behind Anime channel Animax, as well as the website Daisuki (the second venture also in partnership with Nihon Ad Systems, Dentsu, Asatsu-DK).

See also: Sei Young and Dai Won, two Korean studios whom worked with Toei between the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s.
    Major Anime Productions 

    Western Animation work 

    Outsourced works (Non-American) 
Main Studio

Toei Animation Philippines (TAP)

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alternative title(s): Toei; Toei Animation
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