Vlog: Explore the history of Chinese animation and comics
The long-expected China Cartoon & Animation Museum opened to the public this June. It presents China's cartoon and animation development to date, with over 20,000 manuscripts, archives and animation models.
Located in east China's Hangzhou City, the museum is just a few meters away from the main venue for the annual China International Cartoon and Animation Festival. Covering an area of over 30,000 square meters, it is also the biggest of its kind in the country.
The exhibitions are divided into two main parts, showing both past and contemporary Chinese animation, cartoons, comics and games.
In the exhibition showcasing the past, visitors can see some of the earliest forms of animation and comics, such as shadow play and revolving scenic lantern. It also presents some of the most classic works of China and their production methods. Meanwhile, the section labeled "today" offers visitors an immersive experience into the world of animation, comics and games.
Thanks to motion capture technology, visitors can transform into characters from popular video games or become voice actors in a hit animation for added fun.
Visit the museum with CGTN for a full picture of both past and contemporary Chinese cartoons and animation.