El TV Kadsre Animation, formerly known as Islands Animation (Japanese: 諸島アニメーション; Hepburn: Shotō Animēshon) and often abbreviated as ETVKA, is an El Kadsreian animation studio based in El Kadsre City, El Kadsre. It is currently owned and operated by the El TV Kadsre Television Network, who mainly air their productions on all their channels. The company mainly participates in the production of anime series, animated series, as well as films and video games.
El TV Kadsre Animation is mainly famous for producing numerous anime adaptations and animated series mainly on works of El Kadsreian literature and manga, such as Jamie's got Tentacles!, The Romanya Chronicles, Planet Ripple and Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror. Original programming is also part of their spectrum as well. El TV Kadsre is also known for Warrior Cats. El TV Kadsre Animation has also produced anime adaptations of a few video game series, such as Touhou Project: The Animated Series and Onmyoji: The Animated Series. One of Seymour Games' founders, Hitoshi Tomoyuki, directed several of these series. WatchMojo.com ranked the studio as #2 on the Top Ten Animation Studios of El Kadsre.
The company also has international offices in Minecraftia, and satellite studios in Sweden (ETVKA Gothenburg), Cambodia (Cambodian ETVKA Studios), and China (ETVKA Dragon). The company also has a budget studio in Glonisla called Glonisla Animation and a Tokyo-based subsidiary called Tsukuda Animation Studios.
The company was founded on May 4, 1937, as Islands Animation. The studio was founded after two of its followers watched various animated shorts by the works of Disney and Fleischer Studios, and produced various series of theatrical shorts. In May 1957, El TV Kadsre purchased the studio and in 1964, it was renamed as El TV Kadsre Animation.
After the success of Hanna-Barbera's The Huckleberry Hound Show, Islands Animation began shifting their resources to television in the early 1960s.
In 1984, the Vlokozu Union government opened a satellite studio for ETVKA in Sweden. Named ETVKA Gothenburg (legal name Gothenburg Animeringfabrik El TV Kadsre AB), it is nicknamed "The Swedish Backup" by animators and staff.
One of their most well-known series throughout the 1990s was the anime adaptation Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror, based on Hinata Kazunori's novel of the same name. The anime adaptation is more popular than the novel and was a hit in Japan, leading to more than 200,000 Japanese fans to visit El Kadsre City every year since the late 1990s. In the mid-1990s, ETVKA began animating cutscenes for video games, with their first being the 1996 arcade game Akari Kagamine and the Luminous Bricks.
In 2003, Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk and then-El TV Kadsre head Shirou Matsushita opened a new satellite studio for ETVKA in Cambodia, Cambodian ETVKA Studios. The opening made Cambodia a new entrant in overseas animation production.
As of 2018, they have headed production of over 302 animated series and more than 400 films.
|The Given Takers||Musical, Comedy||September 17, 1981 - February 3, 1988||98||Episodes 99 - 101 were unaired.
Co-produced by Nelvana.
|Princess Felicia||TBA||October 2, 1982 - September 24, 1983||52||Co-produced by Rahimtoola Films Bahezki, CinéGroupe, and Group TAC.|
|101 Dalmations: The Series||Comedy, Drama, Musical, Adventure||February 14, 1986 - December 18, 1991||122||Based on the 1961 animated film.
Co-produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, Kitty Films, Studio Deen (1985 pilot and Seasons 1-4), Nelvana (1985 pilot and Season 1), Pacific Animation (Seasons 2 and 3), Film Roman (Seasons 4-6) and Magic Bus (Seasons 5-6).
|Dog Prince Epan-kun||TBA||1986 - TBA||65||Spin-off of Princess Felicia.
Co-produced by Rahimtoola Films Bahezki, CinéGroupe, and Group TAC.
|Kotaku Wars||Action, Adventure, Fantasy||November 5, 1989 - September 26, 1992||112||Co-produced by STN Productions|
|Mixels||Comedy, Fantasy||February 12, 1994 - October 1, 1996||31||Co-produced by Treet Television|
|Gumball||Comedy, Fantasy||March 9, 1995 - February 12, 2005||250||Co-produced by InterArts Studios and B-Jack Productions.|
|Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror||Slice of Life, Magical Girl, Fantasy||July 9, 1994 - July 1, 1995||52||Based on Hinata Kazunori's novel of the same name.|
|Keio Flying Squadron||Magical Girl, Action-Adventure||August 15, 1995 - May 3, 1996||77||Co-produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions and Studio Pierrot and based off the video game by JVC of the same name|
|Akari and Haruki's Child||Slice of Life, Magical Girl, Fantasy||April 6, 1997 - August 16, 1998||72||Sequel to Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror and another adaptation of the novel by the same author.|
|Touhou Project: The Animated Series||Fantasy||August 28, 1999 - August 4, 2001||102||Based on the Drillimation game series of the same name. Co-produced by Drillimation Studios.|
|It's Jerry and Harry||Slice of Life, Comedy||September 1, 2001 - August 25, 2007||311||Based on the comic book series of the same name. Produced by the Minecraftia subsidiary. One episode was unaired due to the 9/11 attacks.|
|Cracks in the Reflection||Drama||January||January 2002 - April 2005||Co-produced by Octagon Studios.|
|Monster Jam Heroes||Action, Adventure||April 5, 2002 - January 7, 2004||65||Co-produced by Clear Channel Entertainment and animated overseas by Beochan na hÉireann in Ireland.|
|Bubbles in the School||Action, Comedy, Fantasy||September 21, 2003 - March 25, 2012||200|
|Gracie The Church Cat||Comedy||March 4, 2007 - January 11, 2015||245||Based off the furry webcomic "Gracie".|
|Warrior Cats||Action||May 2, 2007 - present||230||Co-produced by HarperCollins and Redlands Entertainment and based on the Warriors (book series) novels by Erin Hunter|
|Super Trains||Action||November 1, 2009 - August 28, 2016||177||Co-produced by Euskal Irrati Telebista and Portfolio Entertainment|
|Esaïe||Comedy, adventure||April 1, 2010 - present||400+||Co-produced by Gingo Animation and Decode Entertainment (seasons 1 and 2, episodes of Season 3 until July 2011)|
|Jamie's Got Tentacles!||Science fiction, comedy||September 18, 2011 - September 16, 2012,
January 8 - October 13, 2016
|104||Based on the book series of the same name.|
|Monster Raiders||Action, Fantasy||October 11, 2012 - May 29, 2014||135||Co-produced by Television New Zealand|
|Seeker Bears||Action, Adventure||June 20, 2013 - present||185||Produced by the Cambodian division in association with Redlands Entertainment and HarperCollins and based on the novels by Erin Hunter|
|Wings of Fire||Action, Adventure||May 5, 2014 - present||105||Co-production with Redlands Entertainment and Scholastic and based on the novels by Tui Sutherland|
|The Heathcliff & Riff-Raff Show||Comedy||January 9, 2016 - present||2||Co-production with Figgelmünch Film Animation of Puerto Chango.|
|Magic Vari||Slice of Life, Magical Girl, Fantasy||March 7, 2016 - present||11|
|Vampire Pixel in The Neon City||Action, Comedy||May 29, 2016 - present||24|
|Joy of the World||Comedy, Drama||June 9, 2016 - present||23||Based on Johnathan Wrathborne's of the same name.|
Co-produced by Ultra Productions.
|Countryballs: The Animated Series||Comedy, Satire||September 29, 2016 - present||203||Based on the "Polandball" Internet meme.|
|The New Star Trigon||Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Satire, Slice of Life||February 26, 2017 - present||124||Originally animated by Kyoto Animation, animation for the second half of season 3 taken over by ETVKA after the terrorist attack on Kyoto Animation.|
|Survivor Dogs||Action, Adventure||March 5, 2017 - present||62||Co-produced by HarperCollins and Redlands Entertainment and based on the novels by Erin Hunter|
|The Kindergarten Detectives: Animated Series||Comedy||April 29, 2017 - present||12||Based on Loreal Harris' of the same name.|
|The Countryhumans||Comedy/Satire||June 1, 2017 - present|
|Life in Susie||Comedy||June 15, 2017 - present||5|
|January 2018||A live-action/animated series that is a continuation of LazyTown. Co-production with LTS Garðbær Studios, Figgelmünch Film Animation, RÚV, Turner Broadcasting System Europe, and DHX Media|
|Onmyoji: The Animated Series||Fantasy, Adventure||February 25, 2018 - present||Based on NetEase's video game of the same name. Co-produced by Drillimation Studios.|
|Stellaluna: The Animated Series||Adventure, Educational||March 5, 2018 - present||Based on the book of the same name by Janell Cannon.|
|Sherlock Hound Returns||Mystery||June 15, 2018 - present||Sequel to the 1980's anime Sherlock Hound. Co-produced by RAI, TMS Entertainment, and Motion Pictures S.A.|
|Fluffarella||Comedy||October 2, 2018 - present||Produced mainly by the Gothenburg division.|
|Bravelands||Action, Adventure||January 2, 2019 - present||50||Co-produced by HarperCollins and Redlands Entertainment and based on the novels by Erin Hunter|
|Koof||Edutainment||March 5, 2019 - present||96|
|We Are Triplets||Comedy, Musical||August 1, 2019 - present||Spin-off to Chuck's Choice. Co-produced by DHX Media, Corus Entertainment and YTV Canada|
|All About Lucas||Comedy||December 27, 2019 - present||Overseas animation studio; co-produced by Disney Television Animation|
|Name||Release date||Genre(s)||Original developer(s)||Note(s)|
|Akari Kagamine and the Luminous Bricks||August 1996||Arcade, Puzzle, Action||Seymour Games||Opening and ending cutscenes|
|Akari Kagamine and the Stick of Alchemy||March 1997||Arcade, Cute 'em up||Seymour Games||Opening and ending cutscenes|
|Patry: Smash It!||December 2010||Platformer||Seymour Games||Character animations, as well as the intro and ending cutscenes.|
|Name||Release date||Genre||Running time||Distributor(s)||Note(s)||RT||MC|
|Blueworld||May 22, 1997||Science fiction, Action||114 minutes||El TV Kadsre Films, Toei Company, Ltd.||Based on the 1973 manga of the same name by Kichirou Tsukuda.|
|Queen Marisa: The Founding Mother of Minecraftia||December 7, 2001||Historical Drama||144 minutes||El TV Kadsre Films||Co-produced by the Minecraftia subsidiary, based on Sakura Koizumi's novel of the same name.||97||86|
|Toad Patrol: Destiny of Toad Hollow||April 15, 2004||Adventure||23 minutes||Latikuu||OVA (Original Video Animation) based off the Canadian animated series Toad Patrol|
|Esaïe: The Movie||August 9, 2013||Comedy||El TV Kadsre Films||Based off the series of the same name.|
|Countryballs: The Movie||Winter 2019||Comedy, Satire||Unknown||Azara Pictures|
El TV Kadsre Films
20th Century Fox
|Based on the TV series and internet meme.|
|Name||Release date||Genre||Running time||Distributor(s)||Note(s)|
|The Princess and The Cobbler||August 16, 2018||Fantasy, Adventure||88 minutes||El TV Kadsre Films, Allied FIlmmakers|
|Terkel in Trouble||January 4, 2019||Comedy||77 minutes||El TV Kadsre Films, Nordisk Film||Produced by A. Film A/S, TV 2 Denmark and Danish Film Instituite|
El TV Kadsre Animation at first relied on cel animation to produce their series and movies, with animators working 15 hours a day to produce installments of series or movies. During the 1990s, ETVKA began animating their media using Alias PowerAnimator running on Silicon Graphics machines sent over by Drillimation Studios. Nowadays, ETVKA uses an in-house animation software named Fortress AnimationMaker running on Windows 10 workstations to animate its media, with production rates taking usually up to only 5-8 days.