This animation was taken down for a while and it’s back, so catch it while you can. Watch it. Amazing.
When someone says ‘Chinese Animation’, what images directly come to mind?
I actually drew a blank on this too but a new 16 minute animation titled ‘See Through’ (or for a more direct translation “打，打个大西瓜” – “Hit, Hit the Big Watermelon“) has recently appeared on Youtube and made a splash in the motherland. (That’s China, not Britain).
This visually stunning animated movie runs with the post-apocalyptic cliché of man-overrun-by-machines. After a war that ends all biological life all that’s left is a handful of numbered, sentient rag-dolls and a brutal prowling villain. We follow the titular character 9 on his adventure to the film’s unsatisfactory conclusion.