Minoru Nishida
Role animator
Country Japan
Other Works SilverHawks, The Comic Strip, Darkwing Duck, Adventures of the Gummi Bears
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Minoru Nishida is a Japanese animator who worked at the Japanese animation company known as "Pacific Animation Corporation (PAC)", which was headed by Masaki Iizuka

Nishida started working in the animation field since the mid 1970s. He worked on a number of a Japanese animated cartoons with various animation companies. In the mid 1980s, he joined the newly formed PAC, which handled almost all of the animation duties of the various Rankin/Bass cartoons.

Among the Rankin/Bass productions that Nishida worked on was ThunderCats. His specialty was designing and painting backgrounds for the show.

After ThunderCats wrapped up, Nishida went on to work on SilverHawks and The Comic Strip, the other Rankin/Bass shows.

After PAC was acquired by Walt Disney and transformed into Walt Disney Animation Japan, Nishida continued to work there, serving as background artist on various Disney TV series such as "Darkiwing Duck" and "Adventure of the Gummi Bears".

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  • Nishida worked as an art director on WB's "Superman: The Animated Series" and the movie "Kill Bill: Vol.1".
  • In the ThunderCats cartoon, Hachiman's great uncle is named "Nishida", a likely nod to Minoru.

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