Monday, March 02, 2015

Animation Stats in the Middle Kingdom

China's animation industry appears to be a bit choppy.

... China’s animation industry output value continued to grow and exceeded RMB90 billion in 2013, showing a year-on-year increase of around 21.0%. Despite the overall sustained growth, each link of the industrial chain is developing to varying degrees.

From the production and broadcast market, China’s animation production suffered three consecutive years of decline (2011-2013). In 2013 China produced 358 domestic TV cartoons, a total of 204,732 minutes long, respectively down 9.37% and 8.17% year on year. ...

In 2013, there were a total of 33 animation films released in Chinese mainland theatres, including 24 homemade and 9 imported, generating total box office of about RMB1.64 billion, up 13.34% year on year. ...

Reading between the lines, China' animation biz of late has been

1) Up and down.

2) Better on the theatrical side than the TV side.

3) Not as robust and fully developed as the Chinese government would like people to think.

So where the hell is the data for 2014?


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