Walt Disney Productions officially stopped making theatrical animated features after the poor box office performance of its last 5 animated films. Disney decided to ride the new wave of computer animated films. During the same time that Disney was floundering, Anime or animation produced in Japan was hitting new heights. Long a mainstay of Japanese television and a product that has made mega-millions for its producers, anime is finally getting a little respect as the art form distances itself from themes of ninja assassins and scantily-clad teenagers. In short anime is growing up. And audiences worldwide are the lucky benefactors.
Anime owes much of its success to Hayao Miyazaki - who is recognized as the Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney or Steven Spielberg. Hayao Miyazaki it can be said that he is one of the most famous and the best directors of Japanese anime shows and manga. He is widely known not only in Japan but also outside his own country. Miyazaki is really creating compelling and bright plots and exciting characters and events in his fantastic world of the anime shows.
Speaking about Miyazaki`s biography it should be noticed that he began his long and successful career at the animation studio named Toei Douga. He had an amazing ability to create new and fresh ideas for the anime films, and additionally he could draw beautifully and skillfully. So for his exciting career he has created a lot of recognized anime films with those who love Japanese cartoons and not only with the fans of the anime shows. His famous works are Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind, Lupin 3, the Castle of Cagliostro and many other anime films that the fans of the anime films know and love.
Miyazaki also drew manga, the Japanese comics that are very popular in Japan and many anime films are shot according to the plots of the mangas. Manga is similar to the American comic and they have become a whole culture for the children and even the adults who are fond of these stories that help them believe there is magic in the world.
The world of the anime shows is very multiple and various. There are innumerable series of the multiple heroes and best of them you must know or even hear about them.
The animation TV shows exist for a long time already. The most popular American anime are the Simpsons and South Park and also many other anime shows that help people relax after the long working day and forget about all the problems they have to solve every day. So, the usefulness of the anime shows is unarguable.
Robert Baldwin is another name closely linked with anime. Not so much for any accomplishments he may have had in Japan, but because Robert Baldwin was smart enough to get his films produced with Japanese artists.
It's no secret that the cost of producing a cartoon in Japan or Singapore is a lot less than producing the same cartoon in America. Baldwin took his studio on the road. Producing his television properties overseas for a fraction of the costs of stateside production.
Speaking about the American anime shows the Simpsons must be mentioned. This anime series continues to be extremely popular even after 20 years. Many celebrities took part in recording voices for the Simpsons and it is considered to be prestigious to be a "guest voice" on this long running series. The Simpsons are considered to be a real classic anime film and it is thought that this title is deserved by it. The anime show is witty and very funny. Watch it and you will understand why.
In general, anime shows vary in genre and content, but still they are one of the most popular art forms in the film industry. They make really big money. It does not matter whether it is a Japanese manga or American hooligan anime series. They attract viewers of different ages from all over the world and it is worth seeing some of these anime shows regardless of your age. Try watching the anime shows and you will discover a new world for yourself, the world without any limits.