On February 17, the Communist Youth League of China opened and promoted the official Weibo account @JiangShanjiaoYuongQiman (@江山娇与红旗漫Official), introducing netizens to two newly-created anime characters: The post...
by Cindy | Jun 19, 2017
Variety’s John Hopewell and Emilio Mayorga list several key takeaways for the animation...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 26, 2014
As China’s “ultra-tough, unconventional” crackdown on terrorism continues to...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 1, 2011
McClatchy gives an update on the dark and subversive “Little Rabbit Be Good” video that made the rounds last week and interviews the people who produced it: Wang said he’s not received any notification from...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 14, 2007
Via Virtual China, a link to the Chinese Animated Short Oscars. The film below is called Life is Actually Like This. From Virtual China: ÁîüÊ¥ªÂéüÊù•ÊòØËøôÊ†∑ÁöÑ (Life is Actually Like This), by students at the Beijing Film Academy, is one of the most popular and highly-rated shorts. It cuts between animation and live action a few […]
by Sophia Cao | Dec 29, 2006
From Chinaview: This year marks the 80th anniversary of China’s cartoon industry. And on Tuesday, a grand meeting-of-the-minds took place in Beijing, to discuss obstacles on the path ahead for Chineseanimation. From the first release in 1926, to today’s digital features, Chinese cartoon films have come a long way. They’ve consistently provided enjoyable alternatives to […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 13, 2006
From Xinhua News Agency via Shanghai Daily: China is banning foreign cartoons from prime time TV amid efforts to protect China’s struggling animation studios. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television notified TV stations about the new regulation but did not make it public, according to the news reports…. “This is a worrying, short-sighted […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 17, 2006
From CCTV.com: One of the best works of 1964 was the paper-cut animation “Hongjun BridgeÔºàÁ∫¢ÂÜõÊ°•Ôºâ”. The story is set during China’s civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China. The film is famous for its vivid characters. To make things easy for everyone, the Kuomintang soldiers are portrayed as ugly, hunch-backed cowards. […]
by Sophia Cao | Jun 19, 2006
From China Daily: China has its own equivalent of Walt Disney in the Wan brothers(‰∏áÊ∞èÂÖÑÂºü), who took China’s animation to unprecedented artistic heights but, unlike Disney, never made it into a business empire. 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). […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 8, 2006
From Los Angeles Times (link): In little more than a year on the job, Stanley Cheung, Disney‘s chief in China, can lay claim to this: “The Lion King” is coming to Shanghai this summer. “We have got to get our stories out,” says Cheung, a Hong Kong native who previously managed the Chinese operations of […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 16, 2004
A Chinese cartoonist, Zhu Zhiqiang, is suing Nike over the use of a figure that he says resembles his Little Match Man, which he drew in several Flash works. The full story is here. To see Zhu’s (aka Xiaoxiao) very entertaining work, see this page. The Nike Stickman ad can be viewed here.
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