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    Brian T

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    Chinese make big push into animation (article)

    Post  Brian T on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:49 am

    From the L.A. Times:
    Chinese make big push into animation
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-animation-20110817,0,2557075.story

    Those opening paragraphs aren't exactly inspiring (or surprising, frankly):
    Entering the campus of the largest animation production facility in China, visitors are greeted by life-size statues of Disney and Pixar characters: Belle dancing with the Beast, Mowgli and Baloo sitting on a tree trunk and Buzz and Woody in a classic buddy pose.

    But this isn't an overseas outpost of the American studios. Instead, these knockoff statues are meant to inspire a new generation of Chinese animators to make films that can compete with Hollywood blockbusters and classics such as "Beauty and the Beast," "The Jungle Book" and "Toy Story."
    The most shocking revelation might be the fact that LEGEND OF A RABBIT, China's blatant CGI-rendered rip-off of KUNG FU PANDA, actually cost $18 million (U.S.) to produce. Shocked


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