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Tadahito Mochinaga (持永 只仁, Mochinaga Tadahito, March 3, 1919 – April 1, 1999), also known as Tad Mochinaga, was a pioneer Japanese stop-motion animator.[1] Having done many stop motion films/shorts in Japan, he is best known as the animator for Rankin/Bass' "Animagic" productions at his MOM Studio in Tokyo throughout the 1960s. He did this work in association with American director Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Arthur Rankin, Jr.
who wrote and designed the productions before sending them to Japan for animation. In 1945, Mochinaga traveled to Xinjing
Xinjing
in the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo
Manchukuo
set up in occupied China, to work at the Manchukuo
Manchukuo
Film Association. He stayed in China after the war and from 1950, he spent three years in Shanghai
Shanghai
working on such films as Thank You, Kitty. He is perhaps the only major artist of the era to have worked in both Chinese and Japanese animation industries.

Contents

1 Filmography

1.1 Rankin/Bass Productions

2 See also 3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External links

Filmography[edit] Rankin/Bass Productions[edit]

The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1960–1961) (Animation Director/Supervisor) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (Animation Supervisor) Willy McBean and his Magic Machine (1965) (Animation Supervisor) The Daydreamer (1966) ("Animagic" Technician) Ballad of Smokey the Bear (1966) ("Animagic" Technician) Mad Monster Party? (1967) ("Animagic" Technician)

See also[edit]

History of Chinese animation

References[edit]

^ Du, Daisy Yan (May 2012). "Mochinaga Tadahito and Animated Filmmaking in Postwar China, 1945-1953," in On the Move: The Trans/national Animated Film in 1940s-1970s China. University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Bibliography[edit]

Mochinaga, Tadahito (2006). Animēshon Nitchū kōryūki: Mochinaga Tadahito jiden. Tokyo: Tōhō Shoten. ISBN 978-4-497-20606-0.  Du, Daisy Yan (2012). "Mochinaga Tadahito and Animated Filmmaking in Postwar China, 1945-1953," in On the Move: The Trans/national Animated Film in 1940s-1970s China. Madison: University of Wisconsin.

External links[edit]

Animation World Network article/obituary List of Japanese lead staff on Rankin/Bass productions animated at MOM Productions Entry in The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition Tadahito Mochinaga on IMDb

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 17010564 LCCN: no2007102874 NDL: 00623768 CiNii: DA15672294

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