China’s SARFT Reports 28 Percent Increase in Animation


Just in case you need confirmation that China’s animation industry is booming, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television reports the nation produced 220,530 minutes of animation in 2010 — an increase of 28 percent over 2009.

According to a report from Variety, the organization pegs the number of local animation productions at 385 TV cartoons. Of those, state-run workshops made 269 toons, totaling 172,689 minutes — or nearly 80 percent of the output.

The state group credits the results to government policies designed to boost the animation industry.