Friday, February 24, 2006, 03:43 PM - EverythingCheck this out: Chinese slap ban on TV cartoons
Basically they're banning animation produced outside of China in hopes to promote more Chinese animation production. While I agree that they should make more animation, as all countries should, I know that building a wall is not going to help in this case. Animation is not the Mongolian army looking to rape your women and steal your land.
North America (USA/Canada), Japanese, and Korean animation studios are the top in the world, amazing quality and insane quantity. As a creator of animation (3D in my case) I find much of my influence comes from outside. Bugs Bunny doesn’t do it for me like Ninja Scroll does. If all I had to go on was Bugs, there’s no way I’d be inspired enough to produce new and amazing animation. China, please, stop hiding your greatness from the rest of the world. Reach out to the rest of us so that we may inspire each other! Your culture is rich and deep, and to tap into that, one often must look beyond his own borders. I can’t tell you how many animations from other countries I’ve seen and thought, “Wow, if I could take that unique style and add my own (American) spin to it…”