History

Jan. 1948
Est. NIHON DOGA CO., LTD. (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo), animation production begins
Aug. 1952
Company name changed to NICHIDO EIGA (FILM) CO.
Jul. 1956
NICHIDO FILM CO. purchased by TOEI CO., and renamed TOEI DOGA CO.
Jan. 1957
Production studio moved to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
May. 1957
Completion of our first short animation film, “Little Kitty’s Graffiti”
Oct. 1958
Completion of our first full-length theatrical feature film, “The White Snake”
Sep. 1960
TOEI CO.’s headquarters moved to Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Nov. 1963
Begin our first television animation TV series, “Ken, the Wild Boy”
Nov. 1966
Full-length theatrical feature film “Gulliver’s Space Travel”, is released in the United States
Apr. 1967
Color broadcasting launched from the 18th episode of the TV animation series “Sally the Witch”
Feb. 1973
Establishment of TAVAC CO., LTD. as a subsidiary
Separation of some of the section of recording and editing
Mar. 1973
Shinjuku Business Office established in Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Jun. 1973
Launch production orders overseas

Feb. 1975
Launch sales abroad of TV animation films such as “Sally the Witch” and “Mazinger Z”
Aug. 1979
First autonomous full-length theatrical feature film, “Galaxy Express 999”, becomes a great hit
Mar. 1980
Launch full-fledged research leading to animation using computers
Apr. 1981
Begin broadcasting the TV animation series “Dr. Slump Arale-chan”, Airs for 5 years and becomes a big hit
Oct. 1985
Introduction of a computer-controlled filming system in order to diversify and speed up film processing
Feb. 1986
Begin broadcasting the TV animation series “Dragon Ball”, Airs for 10 years and becomes a great hit
Mar. 1986
Begin production of our first Original Video Animation series, “Shonan Hot Riders”
Begin marketing autonomously produced game software; “Ken the Great Bear Fist” becomes a hit with sales over 450,000
Mar. 1986
The TV animation series “Dragon Ball” wins the Prix d’Or in the French comic magazine PIF’s Anime Grand Prix
Dec. 1991
Completion of the CATAS (Computer Aided TOEI Animation System), computerized film production software
Mar. 1992
Begin broadcasting the TV animation series “Sailor Moon”, Airs for 5 years and become a great hit
Nov. 1992
Establishment of EET-TOEI ANIMATION CORPORATION, a joint overseas production order company with EEI of the Philippines
Mar. 1994
Shinjuku Business Office relocated to Yokodera-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Rename it to the Shinjuku Office
Apr. 1995
Open the Toei Animation Institute in Kanda Suruga-dai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Mar. 1996
Headquarters relocated to Yokodera-machi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Feb. 1997
Launch digitalized production of TV series animation films using the CG software RETAS
Mar. 1997
Investment in TOEI ANIMATION ENTERPRISES LTD.
Jan. 1998
Make EEI-TOEI ANIMATION CORPORATION a subsidiary company
Jul. 1998
Capital participation (8.5% financing) in ANIMAX BROADCASTING JAPAN CO., LTD. which was established mainly by SONY LTD. and TOEI SATELLITE BROADCASTING CO., LTD. (16.7%) through financing by each company in the Toei group
Oct. 1998
Change company name to TOEI ANIMATION CO., LTD.
Jun. 1999
Company headquarters relocated to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku
Apr. 2000
EEI-TOEI ANIMATION CORPORATION’s name changed to TOEI ANIMATION PHILS., INC.
May 2000
Construction of a network system for material orders, used among 10 creative production companies
Oct. 2000
Network system with productions expanded from 10 companies to 21 companies
Construction of digitalized system using to tablets with liquid crystal screens developed by CELSYS CO., LTD.
Dec. 2000
Get publicly listed on the JASDAQ Stock Exchange
Mar. 2001
Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION MUSIC PUBLISHING CO., LTD. as a 100% subsidiary
Aug. 2001
Change the unit number of stock from 1,000 to 100 (effective from Oct. ’01)
Oct. 2001
Investment (8.25% financing) in DAIWON DIGITAL BROADCASTING, LTD., a satellite broadcasting company in Korea specializing in animation
Jul. 2002
Establishment of LATERNA CO., LTD. as a 100% subsidiary
Mar. 2004
Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION INCORPORATED
Dec. 2004
Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION EUROPE S.A.S
Jan. 2005
Introduction of a new backbone system “SAP”
Apr. 2006
The Toei Animation Institute moved to Ohizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
Jul. 2006
Establishment of TOEI ANIMATION SHANGHAI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE in Shanghai, China
Jul. 2006

50th anniversary

 

Aug. 2006
1-for-2 stock split