Shanghai Animation and Comics Museum covers an area of 7,000 square meters. It shows the origin, classification, forms and production of animation through high-tech bio-animation ways of presentation and aims to becoming an after-school classroom of animation for students, teachers and enthusiasts. The museum is divided into three floors, including the comic hall, animation hall, an interactive hall and multi-function 3D cinema, etc.
On the first floor you can explore a collection of over 7,000 stills and life-size models from recent favorite feature films including “Transformers” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.” It also shows the evolution of animation in China and offers an enthralling look into the role animation played in politics; showcasing original works from the 1950s and 60s created in the now famous Shanghai Animation Film Studio. The exhibit is an interesting look into Chinese culture and the growing sphere of television and animation from generation to generation, relevant to both the young and the old alike.
On the second floor you can learn exactly how modern animation and video games are created, and even create the aforementioned short-film.and an excellent selection of Shanghai’s own animation history, is sure to keep families entertained all afternoon.
Open time: 10:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Monday) Public transport: Take Metro Line 2 and get off at Zhangjiang High Technology Park Station, and take bus 609 or DongChuan Line to Tuanjie Station.