Play is one of the most natural learning activities on the planet. The animator is playing with words and images in ways the real world cannot behave. Great animators have the largest blank-canvas playground in the universe. And the same playground is yours as a language learner – get out there and be creative with the language. Here are some Chinese animations or animators that might help encourage you. Jiāyóu!
Sun Haipeng’s Dragon Fist and Super Baozi. Well rendered 3D animation featuring a Chinese dumpling.
Méi Tóunáo hé Bù Gāoxìng. 沒頭腦和不高興。Old animations produced for television. Still charming and good for listening practice.
CRIENGLISH.com dialog demonstration videos. The sound effects on these make me laugh. But they are really quite good. Nicely recorded and animated.
Showgood.com. These flash animators have long been entertaining and making their way into Chinese classrooms across the US. Or was it just my classroom? They are good, even if sometimes overplayed.
Club Tuzki. Interactive flash animation and games too.
Big Ocean and Chinese Crabapple. Pretty with a nice little story too.