History of Japanese Anime in the US

This is an interesting 10-minute-long documentary about “50 years of Japanese Anime in American Culture.” It was screened during the 2010 “Get Animated Exhibit” at the California State Fair in Sacramento. This was the very first fair to exhibit altogether the productions of such animation studios as Disney, Pixar, Sony Animation, and Dreamworks Animation. I really enjoyed watching this video as it retraces the main stages of the history of Japanese TV cartoons and how they were integrated into “the mainstream of American popular culture.” I thought this was a good example of the flow of local media content (in this case, Japanese anime) and its assimilation into a more globalized context.

More info on the fair where the documentary was shown: http://www.collectiondx.com/news_item/07302010/25th_anniversary_of_robotech_at_get_animated_exhibit_at_the_california_state_fair 

 posted by Chiara De Luca

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