There's been a growing amount of mutual interest in Chinese and British animations in the respective countries. Photo credit - Pixabay
Ten new animated films are set to be produced as part of a co-production agreement between Chinese and British animators.
The films, which could also lead to spin-off TV series, will be the product of co-operation between DeZerlin Media of China and Zycon Media of the UK.
Highlighted by Prime Minister Theresa May during her visit to China last week as an example of the growing relationships between the creative sectors in the two countries, the deal could lead to the employment of hundreds of skilled TV and animation professionals.
There's been a growing amount of mutual interest in Chinese and British animations in the respective countries.
For example, in September, we reported that British cartoon Peppa Pig had attracted an astonishing 34 billion views in China.
What makes Peppa Pig's success in China all the more impressive is the fact that she was first available to Chinese viewers in 2015 - so those views have all occurred in the last two years.
Peppa is also proving to be successful on Chinese social media platforms, with a growing presence on Weibo and WeChat.
Popular animation the Octonauts, which is set under the sea, is currently produced as a co-operation between British and Chinese companies.