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Hong Kong Aims to Topple Japan as Animation Hub

by on February 23, 2008

Hong Kong is aiming to displace Japan as Hollywood’s choice animation supplier, Times Online reports.

The article profiles the Chinese metropolis’s Imagi studio, which is producing Astro Boy for Warner Bros., despite Astro Boy being an iconic Japanese character. Imagi CEO Douglas Glen says Hong Kong boasts several advantages Japan does not, including a confidence that Hong Kong-produced entertainment can find an audience outside its native territory and a cosmopolitan cultural background that makes its artists more familiar with styles and tropes from around the world.

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