Creativity in the animation industry

Liu,Zheng;Ma,Lei

[Liu,Zheng] Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University,Suzhou,China [Ma,Lei] Nanjing University of Science and Technology,Nanjing,China

Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media, and the Arts

DOI:10.4018/978-1-5225-0504-4.ch011

Publication Year:2016

Document Type:BOOK

Identifier:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12791/000868

Abstract

In the past 20 years, animation industry has developed rapidly due to the popularity of technology and a market demand on creativity. Large firms such as Disney and Pixar are continuously seeking strategies to expand, improve, and innovate, whereas most Chinese companies, as late comers are upgrading their capability through original design, technology development and policy support. This chapter focuses on the creativity in the animation industry, with an analysis on brand/character development, technology innovation, and policy influence. It starts with an introduction of the creativity in animation industry from both practice and literature perspectives. Then, there are five cases studies into companies with a highlight on their details of creative activities. Discussion is to address the critical issues of creativity in the animation industry, followed by a conclusion and recommendations for future research areas.

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