Friday, 7 February 2014

JAPANESE ANIME-During the Second World War:- In the 1930s the Japanese government began enforcing cultural nationalism. This also lead to a strict censorship and control of published media. Many animators were urged to produce animations which enforced the Japanese spirit and national affiliation. Some movies were shown in newsreel theaters, especially after the Film Lawof 1939 promoted documentaryand other educational films. Such support helped boost the industry, as bigger companies formed through mergers, and prompted major live-action studios such as Shochikuto begin producing animation. It was at Shochiku that such masterworks as Kenzō Masaoka's Kumo to Chūrippuwere produced. Wartime reorganization of the industry, however, merged the feature film studios into just three big companies. More animated films were commissioned by the military, showing the sly, quick Japanese people winning against enemy forces. In 1943,Geijutsu Eigashaproduced Mitsuyo Seo's Momotaro's Sea Eagleswith help from the Navy. Shochiku then made Japan's first real feature length animated film, Seo's Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriorsin 1945, again with the help of the Navy. In 1941 Princess Iron Fanhad become the first Asian animation of notable length ever made in China. Due to economic factors, it would be Japan which later emerged long after the war with the most readily available resources to continue expanding the industry.

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