From China Daily:
In 1941 in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, Wan Laiming and his three brothers produced the first animated feature in China, titled “Princess Iron Fan“(ÈìÅÊâáÂÖ¨‰∏ª). In the early 1960s, Wan adapted the epic story of the Monkey King(ÁæéÁå¥Áéã) into a two-part feature with the technical brilliance to rival masterpieces from Disney, students of the genre say.
In the early 1980s many notable animated shorts and features were produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio(‰∏äÊµ∑ÁæéÊúØÂà∂ÁâáÂéÇ), using distinctly Chinese styles of artistry and storytelling. [Full Text]