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"Kung Fu Panda" Success in China Triggers Introspection and Questions

by on July 8, 2008

The Guardian has noted that the success of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda in China (previously reported by Toon Zone News here) has triggered a round of soul-searching in the country asking why Hollywood could make such a sucessful movie using Chinese symbols when China itself cannot. The movie’s popularity caused a parliamentary cultural affairs committee to conclude that “there were too many controls and too few producers willing to take the risks of a $123m film,” adding that “Opening more space for Chinese artists would allow more innovation, ultimately giving China greater cultural influence abroad.”

(via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

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