Abstract：The study aims to investigate the ethnic cultural differences between the Chinese and American animation industry from the perspective of the influence which national and traditional cultures have on the Chinese and American animations. The research is to analyze the meanings and the values of ethnic features in animation productions scientifically. The results show the differences in the animation elements of the connotations, the languages and the design concepts between China and America under the background of the animation industries' expansion. The paper finds out the material differences of national cultures in Chinese and American animations by means of the animation art forms.
Key words: animation industry; national and traditional cultures; differences