Beijing was ranked 10th among Chinese cities in terms of animated TV productions in 2012, with an output of 23 animated TV series, reaching an overall 9,950 minutes, according to a statement recently released by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.
The ten Chinese cities producing the greatest number of animated TV series in 2012 are Suzhou, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Wuxi, Shenzhen, Ningbo and Beijing. ...
The country yielded 395 animated TV series, totaling at 222,938 minutes in 2012, down 40 and 14.66 percent, respectively, year on year (the first drop since 2008).
China surpassed Japan to become the world's biggest animation producer in 2010, when it produced more than 220,000 minutes of animated TV series, signaling the country's effort in boosting its cultural sector. ...
The reason that our fine, entertainment conglomerates go apeshit over the Chinese market is that it's freaking huge, and growing. Nothing like expanding television and movie markets to make hearts in executive chests beat faster
DreamWorks Animation, Disney and other lust to break into the market because it's big and well worth their while. As Russia has become a big market for American cartoons and live-action, so has China. (And based on population China will ultimately put Russia in the shade.
None of this is lost on Americans who bankroll movie and television entertainment. They want to get their hands on the wallets of the residents of Moscow, Beijing and all the other municipalities in China and Russia. It's an old American custom that Americans are happy to export to the Middle Kingdom ... and other places.