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Briefly: Iranian Animator at Dartmouth; Chinese Animator in Financial Times

* Iranian animator Noori Zarrinkelk, considered the “father of Iranian animation,” visited the Dartmouth college campus at the end of May. Zarrinkelk last visited the campus during the Iran-Iraq War in 1986; his visit was to screen five of his films and two more from contemporary Iranian animators. [TheDartmouth.com]

* The Financial Times has profiled Hao Yaning, whose company Beijing United Film Investment will begin broadcasting the animated series My Own Swordsman in China this summer, with overseas rights going to Japanese production company ADK which also produces Doraemon. The article examines the firm’s rise in tandem with growing interest in domestic animation from official circles.

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