1988 | 30 Years Ago

Animation Magazine - - Tv - The Night­mare Be­fore Christmas

It’s a bo­nanza year for in­flu­en­tial anime: Isao Taka­hata’s Grave of the Fire­flies and Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neigh­bor To­toro from Stu­dio Ghi­bli, Kazuyoshi Katayama’s Ap­ple­seed and Kat­suhiro Otomo’s hugely in­flu­en­tial manga adap­ta­tion Akira ar­rive. State­side, Bob Hoskins My Neigh­bor To­toro un­cov­ers a Toon Town mys­tery in quadru­ple Os­car win­ner Who Framed Roger Rab­bit (an­i­ma­tion di­rected by Richard Wil­liams); Ge­orge Scrib­ner puts a mu­si­cal twist on Dick­ens in Oliver & Com­pany; and Don Bluth takes us to The Land Be­fore Time. Other note­wor­thy re­leases: John Las­seter’s Os­car-win­ning Tin Toy, Cordell Baker’s The Cat Came Back, Joanna Quinn’s first short Girls Night Out, Will Vin­ton’s Meet the Raisins! TV spe­cial, BBC minis­eries The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (an­i­ma­tion dir. by Jimmy Mu­rakami). Plus, toon spin-off se­ries like Po­lice Academy, ALF Tales, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, “new ad­ven­tures” of Win­nie the Pooh, Beany & Ce­cil, Yogi Bear, The Ad­ven­tures of Raggedy Ann & Andy, Den­ver the Last Di­nosaur, Garfield & Friends and This Is Amer­ica, Char­lie Brown. Founded: Nick Jr. (U.S); A. Film Pro­duc­tion (Denmark), Colling­wood O’Hare (U.K., now Hit Ent.’s Colling­wood & Co.), Dis­ney­toon Stu­dios (U.S.), Mac Guff Ligne (France, ac­quired by Il­lu­mi­na­tion Ent.), Mondo Me­dia (U.S.), Pi­lot Stu­dio (Rus­sia), Stu­dio B Productions (Canada, now DHX Stu­dios Van­cou­ver), Varga Stu­dio (Hun­gary)

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