China’s animation industry is growing quickly and may soon challenge Japan and the US for animation domination. Above: a screen grab from the Chinese animated film Nezha. China’s animation industry is growing quickly and may soon challenge Japan and the US for animation domination. Above: a screen grab from the Chinese animated film Nezha.
China’s animation industry is growing quickly and may soon challenge Japan and the US for animation domination. Above: a screen grab from the Chinese animated film Nezha.

Will a Chinese Disney or Studio Ghibli emerge? As appetite for animation in China grows, quality of domestic production improves

  • Chinese animation died with the Cultural Revolution. One film is credited with reviving it by showing animated films can be for adults too: Nezha
  • US and Japanese studios have led in animation, but Chinese animation is growing and getting better, and new markets opening. Soon it could be a major player

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
China’s animation industry is growing quickly and may soon challenge Japan and the US for animation domination. Above: a screen grab from the Chinese animated film Nezha. China’s animation industry is growing quickly and may soon challenge Japan and the US for animation domination. Above: a screen grab from the Chinese animated film Nezha.
China’s animation industry is growing quickly and may soon challenge Japan and the US for animation domination. Above: a screen grab from the Chinese animated film Nezha.
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