Why Chinese Animations Struggle to Capture the Country’s Essence

 /  Opinion  / 
The need to showcase notions of Chineseness deprives domestic animators of the simple pleasure of telling good stories through their films. 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: 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

Chinese Streaming Site AcFun Shuts Down for Reasons Unknown

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AcFun, a Chinese live streaming and video sharing service dedicated to “Anime, Comics, and Fun,” has reportedly been offline for several days with users unable to log in. Read More

Headlines from China: Would You Pay to Smell a Movie?

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Creating scents to accompany movies is what the Hangzhou-based VR and digital media company Scent Realm did for recent releases, such as ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Once Upon A Time’, and ‘Midnight Diner 2’. Read More

On Screen China: Japan’s ‘Your Name’ Looks to Win the Weekend

 /  Box Office  / 
Look for Your Name to win this weekend’s box office easily with RMB 300 million ($43.5 million). Read More