China International
Cartoon & Animation Festival


30 Apr 14:30 - 17:50

Dr. Lei WANG

Banquet Hall B, White Horse Lake Jianguo Hotel

30 Apr 14:30 - 17:50

1. Form: Lecture + Q&A

2. Theme: New Animation ·New Expression

3. Moderator: WANG Lei

Animation Director and Screenwriter

Chief Creative Officer, Escape Velocity Animation Studio

Associate Professor of Animation, Communication University of China

Dr. Lei Wang has been a well-known animation educator and creator in China. After a decade of leading the top animation school in China, Communication University of China (CUC), as the Deputy Dean of the CUC School of Animation, he founded the Escape Velocity Animation Studio (Beijing) with his colleagues in 2016. He created, directed and produced a number of animated series including Wool Wool Town, Kim and Jim’s Wormhole, The Mirage House in the Clouds, Tacit Blue, Nihao Planets, etc.


4. Guest Speakers:


Senior Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior D'Ambrosia joined Disney in 2011 and had played a crucial role in steering the Disney Junior channel to be the #1 preschooler network for six years in a row (2013-2018). He has overseen production and creative development including the Peabody Award-winning Doc McStuffins, the Emmy® Award-winning Sofia the First, Muppet Babies, Fancy Nancy, Vampirina, Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Elna of Avalor. He led the first show tour Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour, nominated for a Pollstar Award honoring top achievers in live entertainment. 


MASTER 2: Kristine BELSON 

President of Sony Pictures Animation

The studio behind the of 2019 Academy Award® & Golden Globe®-Winning Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

After spending nearly a decade at DreamWorks Animation, Kristine Belson Joined Sony Pictures Animation in 2015 as president and is responsible for spearheading the studio’s strategy and growth as well as overseeing the development and production of all theatrical, serialized and short form content on the Sony Pictures Animation slate.

Sony Pictures Animation's past releases include the mouth-watering "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and monster comedy "Hotel Transylvania" film series. The studio's upcoming release slate includes the action comedy "The Mitchells vs. The Machines" produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and "Vivo," Sony Pictures Animation’s first-ever animated musical, featuring all new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creative force behind the Broadway smash "Hamilton."



Creature Supervisor of Venom at DNEG London

He currently works on Fast & Furious ‘Hobbs & Shaw’. In 2018 Ariele worked on Sony’s adaptation of MARVEL’s famous comic character ‘Venom’, and the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise: ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’.

With over twelve years of experience as rigger and CFX TD for VFX, Ariele’s work can be seen on the likes ‘Ready Player One’, ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’, ’Jurassic World’ and many other high budget blockbusters, commercial campaigns and AAA video games. Thanks to his varied background and DNEG's incredible talented team Ariele can provide clients with highly sophisticated solutions and a keen eye to create very realistic experiences and unforgettable creatures and characters.


5. Admission Ticket:RMB ¥200 (Early Bird: RMB ¥160 )