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One in five Chinese animation films made in Zhejiang

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: March 26, 2021 L M S

East China's Zhejiang province contributed 10 out of the 48 outstanding Chinese animation films endorsed by the National Radio and Television Administration in 2020, according to an announcement recently published by the administration.

It was the fourth consecutive year that Zhejiang topped all provincial-level regions in this regard.

The Zhejiang-made TV series Mini Town was one of the five animation works to receive the NRTA-awarded title of "2020 Outstanding Film and Television Work for Overseas Influence". The series was broadcasted on TV channels and streaming sites in foreign coutries such as South Korea, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia.

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A still from the Zhejiang-made animation TV series Mini Town. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]

The province's production volume for animation films outstrips any other provincial-level regions as well. In 2020, Zhejiang produced 77 animation films with a total run time of 29,676 minutes, roughly 20 percent of the national aggregate.

According to an official from the Zhejiang Radio and Television Administration, the province's production volume for animation films rose 67 percent over the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period. There were around 20 NRTA-endorsed works produced in Zhejiang in each of those years.