Telecom Animation Film

Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (株式会社テレコム・アニメーションフィルム, Kabushiki-gaisha Terekomu Animēshon Firumu) is a Japanese animation studio founded on May 19, 1975, and currently affiliated with TMS Entertainment.[1] The company produces television series, films, and original video animations (OVA).

Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社テレコム・アニメーションフィルム
Kabushiki-gaisha Terekomu Animēshon Firumu
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundedMay 19, 1975; 48 years ago (1975-05-19)[1]
HeadquartersNakano, Tokyo, Japan[1]
ProductsAnime
OwnerSega Sammy Holdings
ParentTMS Entertainment[1]

Works edit

Television series and original video animations edit

Title Producer Network(s) Year(s) Note Ref(s)
Lupin III Part II Tokyo Movie Shinsha Nippon TV 1977-1980 11 episodes [2]
The New Adventures of Zorro Filmation CBS 1981 Credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Jarinko Chie Tokyo Movie Shinsha MBS 1981-1983
Ulysses 31 DIC Audiovisuel FR3, Nagoya Broadcasting Network 1981-1982 Pilot
Inspector Gadget DIC Audiovisuel Syndication 1983-1986 Season 1
The Littles DIC Audiovisuel ABC 1983-1985
Sherlock Hound Tokyo Movie Shinsha RAI 1984 8 episodes
Heathcliff DIC Audiovisuel Syndication 1984-1985 Season 1
Mighty Orbots Tokyo Movie Shinsha, MGM/UA Television ABC 1984 4 episodes [3]
Rainbow Brite DIC Audiovisuel Syndication 1984-1986 Season 1
Onegai! Samia-don Tokyo Movie Shinsha NHK 1985-1986 3 episodes [3]
The Wuzzles Walt Disney Television Animation CBS 1985 Credited as TMS Entertainment, Inc.
Adventures Of the Gummi Bears Walt Disney Television Animation NBC, ABC 1985-1990 Up until season 5, credited as TMS Entertainment, Inc.
The Blinkens Tokyo Movie Shinsha, MCA Universal 1986 Direct to video
Galaxy High School Tokyo Movie Shinsha CBS
The Real Ghostbusters Dic Audiovisuel ABC, Syndication 1986-1991 Pilot and 13 episodes including The Halloween Door
Dennis the Menace Dic Audiovisuel Syndication, CBS 1986-1988 Both openings and some season 1 episodes, also handled camera direction, Credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsa
Bionic Six Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Universal Television Syndication, USA Network 1987
DuckTales Walt Disney Television Animation Syndication 1987-1990 Original series, season 1, credited as TMS Entertainment, Inc.
ALF: The Animated Series Dic Animation City NBC 1987-1989 Opening and first episode
Lupin III: The Fuma Conspiracy Tokyo Movie Shinsha 1987 OVA
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Walt Disney Television Animation ABC 1988-1991 Season 1
credited as TMS Entertainment, Inc.
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Walt Disney Television Animation Syndication 1989-1990
Alfred J. Kwak Telescable Benelux B.V., Visual '80 VARA, ZDF, Televisión Española, TV Tokyo 1988-1990 3 episodes [3]
Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates Fox Children's Productions
Southern Star Productions
Fox 1990-1991 13 episodes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd
Tiny Toon Adventures Warner Bros. Animation Syndication, Fox 1990-1992 19 episodes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha [4]
Ozanari Dungeon Toshiba EMI, Tokyo Movie Shinsha 1991 OVA trilogy
Jarinko Chie 2 Tokyo Movie Shinsha MBS 1991-1992 2 episodes
Batman: The Animated Series Warner Bros. Animation Fox 1992-1995 6 episodes plus layout for 1 episode by Dong Yang (Harley and Ivy), credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Warner Bros. Animation 1992 Direct to video, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsa
Animaniacs Warner Bros. Animation Fox
The WB
1993-1998 Original series, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha for seasons 1 and 2, TMS-Kyokuchi for season 4's Cutie and the Beast/Boo Happens/Noel [5]
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog DIC Entertainment Syndication 1993-1996 Opening and 5 episodes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Gargoyles Walt Disney Television Animation Syndication, ABC 1994-1997 1 episode for Walt Disney Animation Japan (Hunter's Moon, Part 2), criedted as TAF
Tiny Toon Adventures: Night Ghoulery Warner Bros. Animation 1994 Originally direct to video, later aired on Fox in 1995, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Spider-Man Saban Entertainment, Marvel Animation Fox 1994-1998 First 10 episodes of season 1, 1 season 2 episode (Hydroman) and 1 season 3 episode (Turning Point), mostly did supervising for South Korean studios,

credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha for seasons 1 and 2, TMS-Kyokuchi for seasons 3,4 and 5

The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Warner Bros. Animation The WB 1995-2002 Season 1, 7 episodes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
A Pinky and the Brain Christmas Warner Bros. Animation The WB 1995 Credited as TMS-Kyokuchi [5]
Superman: The Animated Series Warner Bros. Animation The WB 1996-2000 Seasons 1 and 2, 14 episodes, credited as TMS-Kyokuchi
The New Batman Adventures Warner Bros. Animation The WB 1997-1999 5 episodes, credited as TMS-Kyokuchi
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Universal Animation Studios 1998 Direct to video, released in 2000 in the United States, credited as TMS-Kyokuchi [6]
Wakko's Wish Warner Bros. Animation 1999 Direct to Video, credited as TMS-Kyokuchi [5]
Cybersix Kyokuchi Tokyo Movie, NoA Teletoon, Kids Station 1999 co-produced with NOA
Inuyasha Sunrise NNS (YTV) 2000-2004 4 episodes
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Warner Bros. Animation 2000 Direct to video, credited as TMS Entertainment, Ltd.
Secret of Cerulean Sand TMS Entertainment Wowow 2002 co-produced with TMS Entertainment and Koko Enterprises
Nurse Witch Komugi Tatsunoko Production, Kyoto Animation 2002 First OVA series, first 2 episodes [7]
Sonic X TMS Entertainment TV Tokyo 2003-2006 17 episodes
Uninhabited Planet Survive! self produced NHK 2003–2004 co-produced with Madhouse [8]
Pazurizu self produced Kids Station 2004 3DCG series [9]
Futakoi self produced TV Tokyo 2004 Original series [10]
Tide-Line Blue self produced TV Asahi 2005 [11]
Ramen Fighter Miki self produced Chiba TV, TV Kanagawa, TV Saitama, Yomiuri TV 2006
Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture self produced Fuji TV (Noitamina) 2007 co-produced with Shirogumi [12]
Nijū Mensō no Musume self produced Fuji TV 2008 co-produced with Bones [13]
Green Lantern: First Flight Warner Bros. Animation 2009 Direct to video
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Bones JNN (MBS, TBS) 2009-2010 6 episodes
LilPri Shogakukan Music and Digital Entertainment, TMS Entertainment TV Tokyo 2010-2011
Justice League: Doom Warner Bros. Animation 2012 Direct to Video
Moyashimon Returns self produced Fuji TV 2012 co-produced with Shirogumi
Superman vs. The Elite Warner Bros. Animation 2012 Direct to video
Aikatsu! Sunrise TV Tokyo 2012-2016 Original series, season 1 and 2 episodes of season 2,

co-produced with Sunrise

Z/X Ignition self produced TV Tokyo 2014 [14]
Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement Dentsu Nippon TV 2014 [15]
Lupin III Part IV: The Italian Adventure TMS Entertainment Italia 1, Nippon TV 2015–2016 [16]
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation TMS Entertainment TBS, CBC, MBS, BS-TBS 2016 [17]
Orange TMS Entertainment Tokyo MX, AT-X, BS11, TVA, ABC, TSB 2016 [18]
Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts TMS Entertainment 2016 OVA [19]
Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas Graphinica ABC, Tokyo MX, AT-X, TVA, BS11, TVQ 2017 [20]
Lupin III Part V: Misadventures in France TMS Entertainment Nippon TV 2018 [21]
We Rent Tsukumogami TMS Entertainment NHK 2018 [22]
Tower of God Crunchyroll, Webtoon,
TMS Entertainment
Tokyo MX, BS11, GYT, GTV 2020 [23]
Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro self produced Tokyo MX, BS11, MBS, AT-X 2021 Season 1 [24]
Shenmue: The Animation Crunchyroll, Williams Street,
Sega, TMS Entertainment
Adult Swim (Toonami),
Tokyo MX
2022 [25]
Lupin Zero TMS Entertainment 2022 Web series [26]
Four Knights of the Apocalypse TMS Entertainment 2023 [27]
Kawagoe Boys Sing evg 2023 [28]
Astro Note Shochiku 2024 [29]
Blue Box TMS Entertainment TBA [30]
Rick and Morty: The Anime Williams Street, Sola Entertainment Adult Swim TBA [31]

Films edit

Title Producer Release year Notes Ref(s)
Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo Tokyo Movie Shinsha 1978
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro 1979
Botchan 1980
Jarinko Chie
Sugata Sanshirou 1981 [32]
Here Come the Littles DIC Audiovisuel 1985
Heathcliff: The Movie 1986 Original animated footage made for the movie,

otherwise a compilation of 7 Heathcliff shorts from the 1984 Heathcliff TV series

Castle in the Sky Studio Ghibli 1986
Akira Tokyo Movie Shinsha 1988
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1989
Porco Rosso Studio Ghibli 1992
Pom Poko 1994
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus Tokyo Movie Shinsha 1995
Whisper of the Heart Studio Ghibli 1995
Princess Mononoke 1997
Case Closed: The Fourteenth Target TMS-Kyokuchi 1998
The Tigger Movie Walt Disney Television Animation

Disney MovieToons

2000 For Walt Disney Animation Japan
Spirited Away Studio Ghibli 2001
The Cat Returns 2002
Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Sunrise 2002
Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem TMS Entertainment 2006
Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky 2010
Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker 2012
The Wind Rises Studio Ghibli 2013
Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper TMS Entertainment 2014
Aikatsu! The Movie Sunrise co-produced with Sunrise
Lupin III: Jigen's Gravestone TMS Entertainment
Orange: Future 2016 [33]
Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray 2017 [34]
Case Closed: The Crimson Love Letter [35]
Mary and the Witch's Flower Studio Ponoc 2018
Lupin III: Fujiko's Lie TMS Entertainment 2019 [36]
Blue Thermal self produced 2022 [37]

Other edit

Title Release year Notes Ref(s)
Obake-Chan 1978 First project, short film [3]
Little Nemo: Sadao Tsukioka Pilot First Little Nemo pilot

Copyright date says 1980 despite being made in 1978

[38]
Little Nemo: Yoshifumi Kondo Pilot 1984 Second Little Nemo pilot
Little Nemo: Osamu Dezaki Pilot 1987 Third Little Nemo pilot
Little Nemo: TV Pilot 1989 Was supposed to be a tie in to the movie but was canceled

due to the movie's failing at the box office

[39][38]
Bugs Bunny Mitsubishi RVR CM 1991 2 commercials [40][41][42]
Don Quixote: A Dream in Seven Crystals 1994 In game animation, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha [43]
Astal 1995 In game cutscenes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (video game) Sega CD version, in game cutscenes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Magic Knight Rayearth (video game) Sega Saturn version, in game cutscenes, credited as Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Waynehead 1996 Opening, series animated by Philippine Animation Studio Inc. and Hanho Heung-Up

Credited as TMS-Kyokuchi

Sonic: Man of the Year 1997 Short film,
originally made in 1993, 4 shorts were made but only 1 got released as bonus content in Sonic Jam,
the remaining 3 shorts have not been released
[44]
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus 2002 PlayStation 2 version, in game cutscenes, credited as Telecom Animation Film Company
The Adventures of Super Oil and High-Octane 2005 2 shorts, produced by Cartoon Network Japan
Ojii-san no Lamp 2011 Short film, produced as part of Young Animator Training Project [45]
BUTA 2012 Short film, produced as part of Young Animator Training Project [46]
Rick and Morty vs. Genocider 2020 Short film, produced by Cartoon Network Japan, Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!, Green Portal Productions, Williams Street and Adult Swim
From North Field 2020 Produced by Robot Communications Inc.

2 shorts

[47][48]
Cosmo Samurai 2021 Short film, produced by Cartoon Network Japan, Williams Street and Adult Swim
Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil) 2021 Short film, produced by Cartoon Network Japan, Justin Roiland's Solo Vanity Card Productions!, Green Portal Productions, Williams Street and Adult Swim
Puyopuyo!! Quest 2021 Opening Animation, Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Puyo Puyo series and the game's renewal [49]
Cosmo Samurai 2 2022 Short film, produced by Cartoon Network Japan, Williams Street and Adult Swim
Sonic Superstars 2023 Opening Animation

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