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TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (known as Tokyo Movie Shinsha during the original run of Animaniacs, also formerly known as Tokyo Movie and TMS-Kyokuichi) is an animation studio in Japan.

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Former studio logo used from 1983 to 2000

Founded on October 22nd, 1946, TMS is one of the oldest and most famous animation studios in Japan, best known for numerous anime franchises such as Lupin the Third, The Gutsy Frog, The Rose of Versailles, Anpanman, Detective Conan, Monster Rancher, Hamtaro, Sonic X, D.Gray-man, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Magic Knight Rayearth, Obake no Q-Taro (until 1972), and Bakugan Battle Brawlers and feature-length films Golgo 13: The Professional, Akira and Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, alongside animation works for Western animation such as Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters, Rainbow Brite, DuckTales, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, and Spider-Man: The Animated Series.

Since 2010, TMS Entertainment has been a subsidiary of SEGA Sammy Holdings.


Animaniacs History[]

TMS has provided work for many cartoons on the original Animaniacs, especially in Season 1 and in one episode of Season 4. Some examples of their work include the main opening, the end credit stingers, the Wheel of Morality segments, the Mime Time shorts, all the tower escapes and chase endings, the Buttons and Mindy intro, the second version of the Pinky and the Brain intro, the second version of the Slappy Squirrel intro, the entirety of Episode 84 (including the famous cold-ending), the Rita and Runt intro, the Goodfeathers intro, and all versions of Newsreel of the Stars. In addition, the studio also animated the Pinky and the Brain spin-off special "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas" and the Wakko's Wish feature film.

While the studio was not involved with the reboot series (due to the studio no longer supplying outsourced animation amid rising costs since the 2000s), the updated designs of Yakko, Wakko and Dot took inspiration from TMS’s depiction of the characters in the original series.[1] In addition, their work from the original intro is emulated in portions of the show's intro.

Animaniacs Productions[]

Animaniacs (Original Series)[]

Warners as animated by TMS

The Warners as animated by TMS, as seen in the "Wheel of Morality" segments.

Episodes animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co., Ltd. typically feature flexible models and very fluid animation. Their work is regarded by many fans and crew as being very high quality, expressive, innovative, and consistent.

Pinky and the Brain[]

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Pinky and the Brain animated by TMS, as seen in "A Pinky and the Brain Christmas."

Film[]

References[]

Animation Studios
Animaniacs (1993-1998)
TMS (Shanghai Morning Sun Animation) | Wang Film Productions | StarToons | Akom | Freelance | Varga | Koko EnterprisesPhilippine Animation Studio Inc
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Wang Film Productions (StarToons) | Akom | TMS | Rough Draft Studios
Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain (1998-1999)
Rough Draft Studios | Wang Film Productions
Wakko's Wish (1999)
TMS
Animaniacs (2020-2023)
Snipple Animation Studios | Titmouse | Giant Ant | Studio Yotta | Tonic DNA | Yowza! Animation | Saerom Animation | Tiger Animation | Digital eMation | Screen Novelties | Warner Bros. Animation | Birdo | Flystudio
Other
Riverstreet Productions | Funnybone Interactive | Primal Screen | Studio Showoff | PunkRobot Studio
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