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New York Times on "Kung Fu Panda"’s Success in China

by on July 20, 2008

The New York Times has taken a look at the success of Kung Fu Panda in China (free registration required), discussing how many in China are asking why an American studio could produce a movie using Chinese symbolism when Chinese moviemakers cannot. The article also briefly follows Asian-influenced entertainment in Western art from Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado and Puccini’s Turandot up to Disney’s Mulan, and the stagnation of the Chinese animation industry for a number of reasons.

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