On July 5th, ASK Animation, a leading domestic animation production company, held ASK Animation’s 15th Anniversary Celebration and 2019 New Work Release Conference in Beijing. ", "Being a Star Today", "The Last Summoner", "Impermanence" and a series of customized and original works. "For 15 years, ASK Animation has been committed to the creation of animation, comics and other content. We hope that the dream of the entire Chinese animation industry can be seen and realized someday in the future with the joint efforts of us and other industry partners." ASK Animation CEO Yu Ming said.
Since its establishment in 2004, ASK animation has started from the most popular FLASH animation, and continues to develop as a bounty hunter. In the past fifteen years, with the development and changes of animation technology, content platform and policy capital attention, ASK Animation also respects the laws of the market and pays attention to self-hematopoiesis without giving up its feelings and original intentions. "Our attitude is always , To combine each full case with the original creationProducts are treated equally, and within a certain amount of funding and cycle, they will give play to their strongest creative ability. "Yu Min said.
At this press conference, Yang Xiaoxuan, vice president of iQiyi and head of the animation venture capital division, revealed that the fans’ love Qiyi’s customized project "Eternal Sphere" will be launched soon. The first three seasons of "Eternal Sphere" has accumulated a large number of fans and topped the top 3 of Baidu animation list, which makes ASK animation and iQIYI full of the fourth season. Looking forward to it. In May 2018, ASK Animation received tens of millions of yuan in Series A financing led by iqiyi and Hangzhou Shangzhinuo. In January 2019, iqiyi continued to participate in the investment led by 3000 capital A+ round of financing.
At the same time, Lin Lingling, general manager of iQiyi’s animation division, said thatCo-produced the first domestic animated drama "Being a Star Today" linked with voice actors with ASK Animation. "Being a Star Today" is also the first attempt by ASK Animation to create an animation work in the style of High School Musical. It is reported that the animation of "Being a Star Today" will be broadcast in November this year.
From 2015, ASK Animation began to upgrade its strategy and began to try the integrated operation of animation, first creating original comics through existing industrialized processes and business models, After accumulating enough users, the original team will animate to enlarge the value of IP. The original comic "The Last Summoner", which has been serialized for three years, has received billions of views on the entire network and has a million-level collection. This work is the next key development work of ASK animation. At the press conference, the chief writer also announced that the second season of comics will be online.
Yu Ming introduced that the "Last Summoner" production committee led by ASK animation has been set up. The animation will be produced jointly with bilibili and is scheduled to be broadcast in 2020. Its card RThe copyright of the PG game has also been authorized by Leyou Movies, and the game's first test file was released in October this year.
In addition, Yu Yuan also announced that the comic "Part-time Fairy" co-produced with A4 Comics is about to set up an animation production committee.
As a subsidiary representing the higher art and production attainments of ASK Animation, Matrix Studio, a well-known cartoonist, also stated at the press conference that this year is the Matrix The studio’s eighth anniversary, and at the same time announced new content for 2019, including the "Red Sun" comic concept version, the "Impermanence" console VR game jointly produced with Long Live Games, and the "Three Body" comic version.
After 15 years of hard work, Yu Min’s cognition of the entire animation industry has become very rational: “Any industry that wants to be truly strong cannot rely solely on external forces such as policies or capital. It does not have a solid talent base and a sound business. Models, well-thought-out industry standards, everything will be castles in the sky. The improvement of all this requires practitioners to seek solutions from themselves. "