An animation studio is a company producing animated media. The broadest such companies conceive of products to produce, own the physical equipment for production, employ operators for that equipment, and hold a major stake in the sales or rentals of the media produced. They also own rights over merchandising and creative rights for characters created/held by the company,
The first known example of Japanese animation, also called Anime is dated around 1917 but it would take until 1956 for the Japanese animation industry to successfully adopt the studio format as used in the United States, Toei Animation that formed in 1948, was the first Japanese Animation studio of importance and has independent anime artists.
- ↑ Cooper, Lisa Marie. "Global History of Anime". Right Stuf. Archived from the original on August 31, 2019. Retrieved 2020-02-09.
- ↑ Douglass, Jason Cody (May 2019). "In Search of a 'New Wind': Experimental, Labor Intensive, and Intermedial Animation in 1950s and 60s Japan". Animation Studies Online Journal. Archived from the original on July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
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