Thursday, March 29, 2012

Animated Thoughts: NPR report on China's Cartoonists

So yesterday, I heard a report on NPR's Morning Edition radio program entitled 'Provocative Chinese Cartoonists Find An Outlet Online'. Basically, it's about Chinese cartoonists and animators using their craft to protest abuses in China and posting them on the internet in an attempt to keep one step ahead of the censors. One of the people referred to in the article (pen name: Pi San) created an animation last year protesting illegal land grabs, multiple deaths due to milk poisoning, and killings that go unpunished due to people being politically connected. After reading/listening to the NPR report, here's a link to last July's post where you can watch an english subtitled version of "Little Rabbit, Be Good".