History

Shanghai Animation Film Studio (established in 1957)

The poster of ‘Shanghai Animation Film Studio’

Shanghai Animation Film Studio was established in 1957 and is one of the oldest animation studios in China. It not only has the longest history but also has the most profound influence on Chinese animation. […]

Cultural and artistic destruction (1966-1976)

The Chinese Cultural Revolution

(1966-1976)

“The army and the people unite as one – Who on earth can oppose!”

During the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), China’s cultural industry suffered devastating damage, and the animation industry was stagnated. […]

New start and dilemma

Cultural reconstruction (1977-2000)

After 1977, the Shanghai Animation Film Studio resumed creating animation.

After 1977, the Shanghai Animation Film Studio resumed creating animation. Since then, the traditional Chinese aesthetic has been carried forward, and animal comic characters are back in people’s sight once again. […]

Two-way development(2000- )

Child Animation & Adult Animation

(21st century)

At the beginning of the 21st century, with the development of China’s economy, the animation production technology of the Shanghai Animation Film Studio has made significant progress. […]

Importance

1.1 The symbol of regional culture

The cultural attributes behind Chinese animation:

The symbol of regional culture

The characteristics of regional culture are often attached to animation cultural attributes. To be more specific, the content, painting style and artistic characteristics of the animation usually have a strong regional style. […]

1.2 The symbol of ideological change

The cultural attributes behind Chinese animation:

The symbol of ideological change

If animation can reflect the ideology of a region, it also means that it can show the changes of ideology in the vertical dimension. […]

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