Headlines from China: Sci-fi Film Based on Liu Cixin’s Novel Set for Chinese New Year Release

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The Wandering Earth, an upcoming science fiction film based on Liu Cixin’s novel of the same name, has been scheduled to release during the lucrative Chinese new year season. Read More

Animaniacs: Understanding China’s Nostalgia-Fueled Cartoon Craze

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A remake of a beloved childhood cartoon aired in China this week, eliciting varied reactions and a wave of nostalgia among netizens. Read More

Digital Platforms Allow Adult Animation To Shine In China

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It is notable how much of the emerging content is using animation to tell stories with adult themes. It’s a new development in a country where until now, animation has been firmly seen as a children’s medium. Read More

Chinese Video Streaming Platform AcFun Reveals Security Breach

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Chinese video streaming platform AcFun recently revealed that hackers had stolen data of tens of thousands of user. The company apologized for the breach and admitted that the leak was due to insufficient precautions to secure the platform. Read More

In China, Peppa Pig Is a Street Couture Icon

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Chinese audiences have loved Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, since the animated series first screened in the country in late 2015. But it’s not just children who are swooning over the swine. Read More

Headlines from China: China Now Has about 10,000 Movie Theaters

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According to data released by China’s film bureau, the number of movie theaters in mainland China was 9,965 as of March, 2018. These 9,965 movie theaters offer 54,165 screens, pipping the United States, which had about 45,000 screens as of 2017. Read More

Headlines from China: The H Collective To Produce Three Movies Featuring Li Bingbing and TFBoys’ Karry Wang

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The H Collective, a newly-launched film finance, production, marketing, and distribution company based in Los Angeles, is signing Chinese actors to be in its first few productions; among them, actress Li Bingbing and singer Karry Wang. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney Partners with Wanda Cinemas to Promote ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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Along with the theatrical opening of Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in China, Star Wars-themed exhibitions, which are co-organized by Disney, Mtime, and Wanda Cinemas, are taking place at over 100 movie theaters in 55 cities across China. Read More

Headlines from China: 2017 Wrap-up: Animated Films in China

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China is seeing the first box office dip for animated production in six years; ticket sales for all animated movies released in China totaled at around $7.2 billion, a $349 million decrease from 2016. Read More

Headlines from China: Key Trends in China’s Anime Sector

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A few years ago, it was almost unimaginable that Chinese anime would be able to compete with Japanese anime. Yet today, the market share of domestic anime is rapidly increasing in China. Read More