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Animation Abroad – DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer

by Joshua Baileyon August 14, 2017
I’ve written about several Chinese animated programs in these articles, but DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer stood out to me because it was largely made in the United States. The studio, founded in 2014 by SkyOcean Group, was dedicated to creating content for a worldwide audience and to help facilitate an understanding of Chinese […]

Animation Abroad – Dazzling Star’s Beijing Opera Cats

by Joshua Baileyon May 17, 2017
The Chinese animation industry has been growing rapidly in the past decade, with a number of quality animated movies and television programs being released each year. One show that I’ve had my eye on for a while now is Beijing Opera Cats, which premiered in 2015 and was created by Dazzling Star Animation. I first […]

Animation Abroad – Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit

by Joshua Baileyon February 17, 2017
It has four seasons, a theatrical movie and a number of spin-off cartoons, yet chances are, you’ve never even heard of it. Its dramatic themes briefly got it banned in its home country of China, with scenes depicting numerous bloody wounds, on-screen deaths and even torture. 虹猫蓝兔, which translates to Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit, […]

Tetris Movie Suddenly Has Triplets

by Alex Beanon June 28, 2016
According to producer Larry Kasanoff in a recent interview, the upcoming film based on the classic video game, “Tetris”, will be made into a trilogy. “Tetris” has already secured $80 million in funding from Chinese sources for Kasanoff, who produced the live-action movie version of another classic arcade video game, “Mortal Kombat” and will begin […]

Warcraft Movie Slotted For Early June Release In China

by Alex Beanon May 5, 2016
Legendary Entertainment’s “Warcraft” movie has been set for a theatrical release in China on June 8, 2016 – the significance being that China joins several other countries in getting the theatrical release of the movie ahead of North America, which will have its release two days later on June 10, 2016. For China in particular, […]

Disney Assembles 500 Stormtroopers On The Great Wall Of China

by Peter Paltridgeon October 23, 2015
There’s a new world order in China, and it finds your lack of faith disturbing. 500 Stormtroopers assembled themselves on top of the Great Wall of China this week — has the country gone to the Dark Side? No, just Disney. Chinese exports of American movies have become big business as their middle class has […]

China’s Tencent Pictures Collaborates With Legendary On Warcraft Movie

by Alex Beanon September 17, 2015
In much the same way as China’s Alibaba Pictures did with this year’s “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” film release, Chinese internet giant, Tencent, will have its film branch collaborate with USA distributor, Legendary Pictures, on the film adaptation of the popular video game, “Warcraft”, starring Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton. Tencent’s film group […]

NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]

China Gets The Simpsons 26 Years Late

by Alex Beanon September 8, 2014
After 26 years of going “Simpsons”-free, China will make its first visit to Springfield thanks to a pact between Fox and online streaming video platform Sohu Video that will bring the Simpson family to China for the first time ever – legally. “The Simpsons” will be subtitled in Mandarin and include the current season – […]

China’s Light Chaser Animation Raises $20 Million

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that China’s Light Chaser Animation Studios has just closed a $20 million round of Series B funding, with studio chief Gary Wang stating his ambition to be China’s answer to Pixar Animation Studios, “creating world-class animated films with a Chinese cultural touch.” The studio’s first animated feature, Little Door Spirits, is […]