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Tribute to Grandpa “Black Cat Sheriff” The China Animation Museum launches the first activity of the Growth Plan for Chinese Young Anime Artists

City Express News October is the birthday month of Dai Tielang, a famous animation director, screenwriter, and artist in China. Mr. Dai is called the “Black Cat Sheriff” grandfather. Many popular animation works such as “Dolphin”, “Shepherd Flute”, “Black Cat Sheriff” and “Nine-Colored Deer” have made positive contributions to the “Chinese School” in the animation industry. Yesterday afternoon, the China Animation Museum held a commemoration of the birthday of Dai Tielang and the launch of the new book “Dai Tielang-The Dream of Immortality”, which is the growth plan of young anime artists in China.

In memory of Mr. Dai, the guests on stage choked up a few times

“Dai Tielang-The Dream of Immortality” was created by the first Chinese young animation artist Yang Chenxi in 2021 and three college animation teachers, Lu Jiangyun, Zhang Yipin, and Chen Xiaomeng. It reviews the artistic life of Mr. Dai Lao and uses Dai Tielang’s oral history. As a basis, combined with the archives of the China Academy of Art and Shanghai Fine Arts Film Studio, supplemented by the interview data of 24 personal witnesses, the live behind-the-scenes of the animated film directed by Dai Tielang is disclosed to readers, and a large number of unpublished manuscripts and original paintings of Dai Lao are presented. , Let readers know more stories outside of the film.

At less than 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, more than 100 people from Mr. Dai Tielang’s former friends and representatives of teachers and students from colleges and universities gathered in the theater on the 4th floor of the China Animation Museum to watch the documentary short film “About Dai Laohe” produced by the new book creation team. I also listened to Li Baochuan, director of the animation department and associate professor of Hangzhou Normal University, Feng Yusong, former director of Shanghai Fine Arts Film Studio, and Yin Xiyong, former Shanghai Fine Arts Film Studio and producer of “Black Cat Sheriff”, and other guests, together with the author team To share the influence of Dai Lao and the writing process of “Dai Tielang-The Dream of Immortality”. When sharing some details about getting along with Mr. Dai, several guests on the stage choked up for a while, and some audiences off the stage were also deeply moved and couldn’t help but blush. When talking about the most valuable qualities passed down by Mr. Dai to the new generation, the guests on stage and the author all mentioned his unremitting pursuit of artistic innovation and his open-minded and optimistic mind.

Interpretation of Chinese animation heritage

A lot of new books

Li Baochuan, director of the animation department of Hangzhou Normal University, commented that this new book created by Yang Chenxi’s team provides a good interpretation of the inheritance of Chinese animation. “Dai Lao’s generation of old cartoonists used their artistic creations to create such an animation world; and the younger generation like Yang Chenxi will definitely inherit it.”

Yang Chenxi said that the interview and writing of this new book lasted 4 years intermittently, and the creative team incorporated their respect and feelings for Lao Dai. Unfortunately, Lao Dai did not wait for it to be published. “I hope that this book will be as old as Dai’s wish, encouraging and enlightening the younger generations, including us.”

“Leave it to us, we, as the younger generation, will pass on the spirit of Dai Lao.” Yang Chenxi said.

On October 24, the first China Young Anime Artists Growth Plan announced the selection of 10 young animators. One of the authors of this new book, Yang Chenxi, was among them. After being selected, he once said that he must first do something within his capacity. First, help children improve their understanding of Chinese animation. In addition, he hopes to turn the attention of the study of animation history to the current young generation of animation people. “You can start with a few selected young Chinese animators, record them in the form of oral history, and then make a documentary later. This is a very timely record and record for the animation industry and artistic creation.”

Source: Metropolis Express Author: Reporter Liu Yimei, Correspondent Bai Limin, Du Jingyi Editor: Gao Tingting

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