5 comments for “Announcing Walt Disney Television Animation Japan to the troops

  1. Mike Russo
    April 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    That timeframe makes perfect sense, since the TMS episodes would have already been in the can by then and the WDTA-Japan episodes were some of the later ones, airing toward the end of the run. I’m actually going to go on a limb here and assume that the new studio was tested in episodes that were animated elsewhere, which explains a terrific Japanese sequence in the Rubberbando episode, which was animated mostly by Wang and Cuckoo’s Nest.

    • Mike Russo
      April 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      And of course I’m referring the Rescue Rangers.

    • May 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I cannot speak for Rescue Rangers; but I remember you recapped Bullethead Baloo, and talked about a spot in Khan’s office where the Jungle Aces and Kit looked quite different. I think I have an answer for why this was the case: I think the animation there was done by either Jade Animation or Kum Young. I noticed this similar artwork in the first scene of All’s Whale That Ends Whale, and that one had Jade Animation credited. I think the tennis scene in Save The Tiger was similar; and also had Jade in the credits.

      Then again; I was the one who thought Tama Pro did only one episode when they actually worked on four episodes and it said so in the credits even though I had both original volumes at the time and I only noticed this when I was skimming through the Volume 3 DVD to check to see if Kenneth Young and Greg LePlante were on the credits (they were not; but then William Griggs wasn’t on the credits either; but he had a Linkedin page confirming that he worked on the show.). I’m still looking for the overseas credits for TamaPro since I do recall seeing them on their website when I worked on getting information way back when I still had Windows 95 and my hard drive broke down. Names and everything. Sadly; the company went under and only drop remains.

  2. Andy
    April 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Will you bring us some information about why animation was shipped overseas and how working conditions were in those studios?

    • admin
      April 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Yes, the book will go deeper into the how and why of shipping animation overseas and how working conditions were. I was also lucky enough to find actual production costs for a lot of the productions, also based on the overseas costs.

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