Chinese animation master dies at 95

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China's well-known animation artist Te Wei Thursday died of respiratory failure in Shanghai. He was 95.

Te was the founder of Chinese animation film, and the only artist in China that has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA).

Te Wei, whose former name was Sheng Song, was born in 1915 in Shanghai. He had been working on China's animation industry for several decades. He was best known for the 1956 short animated film "The Conceited General", which was the beginning of Chinese-traditional-painting-styled animation, and other famous works included "Where is Mama" (1960) and "The Cowboy's Flute" (1963),  which won him several international awards.

Te Wei's works:

'The Conceited General' (1956)

"The Conceited General" (1956)

'Where is Mama'

"Where is Mama" (1960)

'The Cowboy's Flute'

"The Cowboy's Flute" (1963)

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