Tell Chinese stories to the world with top-tier original animation.
Escape Velocity Animation Studio is a cutting-edge creative team gathered by nearly 50 young animation artists. It was founded in 2016 by a Chinese animation veteran, Dr. Lei Wang, who also serves as the Chief Creative Officer in Escape Velocity Animation Studio. The company is positioned to "tell Chinese stories for the world and create world-class animations", focusing on the development, screenwriting, directing, art directing, storyboarding and production of animated feature films and TV series.
Escape Velocity is currently producing Wool Wool Town (preschool TV series), Kim and Jim's Wormhole (school age TV series) and finished the developement of projects include the Mirage House in the Clouds (web series for adults), Tacit Blue (web series for adults), Nihao Planets! (school age TV series) and the Girl with Long Hair (feature animation for adults).
Escape Velocity prodcutions are all distributed by Beijing Jetavava Entertainment Co., Ltd., which is a comprehensive cultural and entertainment group integrates film and television, performance and industry incubation investment, established by the famous film and television investor &producer Ms. Ivy Zhong in 2015.
In 2019, the Escape Velocity animation works have achieved great success on various broadcasting platforms.
" Wool Wool Town", as the first Escape Velocity animation TV series which entered the market, after the first season being broadcast on CCTV Children Channel , BTV KAKU Children Channel and other major Chinese TV / OTT plateforms in March 2019, it ranked second place in the prime time of national ratings, and became one of the "Excellent Domestic Animation" recommended by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television(SARFT).The main characters in "Wool Wool Town"were invited to perform in the CCTV’s June 1st Internatioanl Children's Day TV Gala in 2019, and the animation series have been officially selected into several top international film festivals, such as the Chicago International Children's Film Festival, World Festival of Animated Film – Varna, and now it’s become one of the most influential children's animation IPs in China.
"Kim and Jim’s Wormhole", which will be finished its first season production in the spring of 2020, was selected into the Ottawa International Animation Festival (as one of the four top-level animation festivals in the world), and was finalisted in the Asian Television Forum (ATF) in Singapore.
"Tacit Blue" and "Spirit of the Drowning Girls", the two pilot short film for Escape Velocity's future web series, have been selected in 53 international film festivals and animation festivals in 22 countries around the world. Among them, there are 8 festivals are Oscar-qualifying film festivals.
The name of Escape Velocity Animation Studio comes from the astronomical term "Escape Velocity", which is the minimum speed required for an object to escape the gravity of the Earth. Escape Velocity artists hope to constantly challenge themselves, break through the "gravity" in the field of animation creation, and create high-quality domestic animation works that can compete with international counterparts.
2019/05 Spirit of the Drowning Girls Shorlisted in the Festigious Los Angeles Monthly Film Competition and won the Monthly Best Fantasy Film Prize
2017/09/21 Kim and Jim’s Wormhole was crowned the Top Ten in the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s Pitch This!
2017/11/16 Kim and Jim’s Wormhole captured the top five of the Asian Television Forum (ATF) Animation Competition
2018/01/24 Jetavana Entertainment Escape Velocity 2018 children’s animation press conference
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