August 17, 2011 | By Benjamin Haas
Entering the campus of the largest animation production facility in China, visitors are greeted by life-size statues of Disney and Pixar characters: Belle dancing with the Beast, Mowgli and Baloo sitting on a tree trunk and Buzz and Woody in a classic buddy pose. But this isn't an overseas outpost of the American studios. Instead, these knockoff statues are meant to inspire a new generation of Chinese animators to make films that can compete with Hollywood blockbusters and classics such as "Beauty and the Beast," "The Jungle Book" and "Toy Story.
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This article is about how the Chinese are using knockoff Disney characters to inspire new animators. These statues include Belle and the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast, Mowgli from "The Jungle Book" and Buzz and Woody from the classic Disney and Pixar movie "Toy Story". These as mentioned before are used to inspire a new generation of animators, they want the animators to be able to compete with these movies and become famous. By doing so the Chinese will be able to rival or even beat the movies produced in Hollywood. If the Chinese are able to rival the big time Hollywood they will be making a big push into the global movie market. They are already able to make non animated movies but if they improve there animated films not only will they be making a big push into the entertainment market but they will be able to get more of a fan base and make more money. Also if they increase the amount of animated movies they amount of work force they use will grow improving there job market. If the increase in there job market grows they will be able to have more luxurious lives. Although all this is possible just adding these statues won’t help inspire them to much they will have to find talented animators. Also they will have to make great scripts to make the movies interesting. In china alone there are 1,339,724,852 people with that number alone if even one movie gets popular they will make millions. But the problem is that they have no imagination, even one of the business managers at a Chinese animation studio Yang Ye. That is why they added the statues so that they would be inspired by the work of the people in Hollywood that were able to create such master pieces. They want to motivate there animators to want to be the best.
Link to economic globalization
The link in this article to economic globalization is transnationals. This article has to do with economic globalization because it focuses on transnationals and how they affect people around the world. In this case they affect china and Disney from Hollywood affects china in the content of Asia. These classic stories such as “the jungle book” and “toy story” are playing in china and they know these stories and the characters in the. This is all due to economic globalization and transnationals. These transnationals are to shorten the gap between the western civilization and eastern civilization. With a shortened gap difference people will be able to understand each other better and have fewer conflicts.
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