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date: 12 April 2024


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Aaron GerowAaron Gerow

The term “animé” (short for “animēshon” in Japanese) can refer both to the entirety of Japanese film animation or to a specific form that became globally popular after the 1970s. The history of Japanese animation goes back to the 1910s and has often been shaped by economic limitations, particularly the dominance of Disney and the considerable cost of doing animation. Early Japanese companies often relied on government support until Toei [Tōei] Animation became the first successful studio in the 1950s, eventually producing feature films like ... ...

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