Animation in Asia and the Pacific
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
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Animation has had a global renaissance during the 1990s, and nowhere is this more evident than in Asia. With the exception of China and Japan, most Asian nations are relatively new to this art form. Over the last decade, countries such as Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand, as well as China, have acted as major offshore production plants for North American and European studios. One of the spurs for this increase in activity has been the global growth of terrestrial, cable, satellite, and video systems, all demanding large menus of programming, including animation. A second spur has been the exceptional popularity that Japanese animé has enjoyed across Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Despite these developments, there has not been corresponding growth of a serious literature covering industrial and aesthetic issues about Asian animation, and the small amount of work that has been produced has not been published in English. Animation in Asia and the Pacific provides the first continent-wide analysis, delving into issues of production, distribution, exhibition, aesthetics, and regulation in this burgeoning field. Animation in Asia and the Pacific also offers vignettes of the fascinating experiences of a group of animation pioneers. The historical and contemporary perspectives derive from interviews, textual analysis, archival research, and participation/observation data.
ContentsAnimation in China / David Ehrlich with Tianyi Jin
Vignette: Te Wei's life and work
Vignette: A Da, China's animated open door to the west / David Ehrlich
Vignette: Zhan Tong, a stickler to the Chinese style / John A. Lent
New myths for the millennium: Japanese animation / Antonia Levi
Vignette: memory of an animated couple: Renzo and Sayoko Kinoshita / David Ehrlich
Anime in the United States / Fred Patten
The development of the Japanese animation audience in the United Kingdom and France / Helen McCarthy
Vignette: Anime and Manga in parts of Asia and Latin America / John A. Lent
Korean animation: a short but robust life / John A. Lent and Kie-Un Yu
Vignette: Shin Dong Hun and Korea's 'miserable' animation beginnings / John A. Lent
The 'art' movement between frames in Hong Kong animation / Gigi T.Y. Hu
Vignette: the first US-Mongolian co-production: Genghis Khan / David Ehrlich
James Wang and his crazy climb to Taiwan's cuckoo's nest / John A. Lent
The history of Malaysian animated cartoons / Muliyadi Mahamood
Vignette: notes of a cartoonist temporarily turned animator / Mohd. Nor Khalid (Lat)
Animation in Singapore / Lilian Soon
Animating the nation: animation and development in the Philippines / Rolando B. Tolentino
Vignette: Dwi Koendoro and his quest for viable Indonesian animation / John A. Lent
Thai animation, almost a one-man show / John A. Lent
Vietnamese animation: a preliminary look / Harvey Deneroff
Animation in the subcontinent / John A. Lent
Australian and New Zealand animation / Keith Bradbury
Animation for development in south Asia / Heather Kenyon
Overseas animation production in Asia / John A. Lent.
Animated films -- Pacific Area.
|Publisher|| Bloomington, IN :Indiana University Press,2001
Lent, John A.
x, 270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
|ISBN||0253340357 (alk. paper)