With a market that will quadruple between 2013 and 2025, China’s animation industry is getting more and more assertive with success stories like Ne Zha (2019), currently the third highest-grossing films in Chinese box office. But what challenges do Chinese animators, producers, and storytellers still face? And how can animated Chinese stories find an audience abroad?
Lulu Hansen: Creative producer
Yi Yan: General Manager of Ju Pin Pictures
Dalton Grant Jr.: Co-Founder Floating World Animation Studio
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