Shuzhendong Chinese Typewriter

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Shuzhendong Chinese Typewriter
Directed by Wan Laiming
Wan Guchan
Produced by Wan Laiming
Wan Guchan
Release dates
1922
Running time
Unknown
Country China

Shuzhendong Chinese Typewriter (simplified Chinese: 舒振东华文打字机; traditional Chinese: 舒振東華文打字機; pinyin: Shūzhèngdōng Huáwén Dǎzìjī) is the first Chinese animation ever made in 1922 by Wan Laiming and Wan Guchan.

Translations[edit]

There are 2 possible translations. The first translation is "Comfortably Raised Eastern Chinese Typewriter", likely a generic marketing name.

The second translation maybe "Comfortable Zhendong Chinese Typewriter" as in the town of Zhendong (振东) in the Binhai county located in the Jiangsu province . Which happens to be directly north of Shanghai, where the pioneering Wan brothers were doing animation experiments at the time.

History[edit]

The black and white advertisement was created for the Shanghai Commercial Press (商务印书馆).[1] It was a printing establishment setup in 1902. By 1919 the Wan brothers were experimenting with animation technologies from the United States, and this commercial piece is the first known animation with a practical use outside their research.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Travel Channel China. "[1]." "Tieshangongzhufirst-length cartoon." Retrieved on 2006-12-24.

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