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Japan Computer Graphics Lab (JCGL)
Established Date: Jan. 1, 1980
In 1978, Mits Kaneko of MK Company obtained from MGM Studios the animation rights to Marjorie Keenan Rollings' Pulitzer awarded "The Yearling". Mits Kaneko decided to use computer animation on the 52 episodes of 30 minute television series because of rapidly rising cost of animation artists and film recording process. After two year's development and artist training, in April of 1980, JCGL was established with Mits Kaneko, Toho Company(a movie distribution company), Kodansha (a book publishing company), Toppan (a printing company) and Telework (a television production company) .. 38 artists, 4 programmers and 3 hardware maintenance persons.