Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Animation Elsewhere

It seems that the Middle Kingdom has its own version of the Annies.

In Beijing, the 9th Animation Academy Awards of China was held last weekend ... Among the top winners are Moon Goddess for Best Visual Effects, Wind From Cypress Hills for Experimental Visuals, and Big Watermelon for Best Technique.

Distinguished for their bold imagination, exquisite production, and distinctive style, these works were all composed by undergraduates still in college. ...

Looking at the clips at the far end of the link, you realize (again) that there is a whole big Animationland out the beyond the villages of Burbank, Glendale, Emeryville and (shortly) Greenwich, Connecticut. Sometimes we tend to forget that.


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