The International Children's Day (June 1) marks the 18th birthday of China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF). Lele, the mascot of China International Cartoon & Animation Festival, played a leading role in the Puberty Rite held along the West Lake in the morning. According to the announcement on the site, Hangzhou would try best to hold the 18th CICAF in November this year.
Hangzhou Model on the development of the cartoon & animation industry in China, with CICAF as an important platform, has become more mature over the years. As a result, a large number of famous cartoonists and animators, including Cai Zhizhong, Zhu Deyong and Murong Yindao, have settled down in Hangzhou, and many international famous cartoon and animation enterprises, including TV Tokyo, Tencent and Perfect World, have opened new branches in Hangzhou. In 2021, Hangzhou’s output value of animation games exceeded 32 billion yuan.