On Screen China: A Week for ‘Monkey’ Business

 /  Box Office  / 
Box office records are likely to be smashed during the Chinese New Year “Golden Week” holiday by three homegrown films with blockbuster potential: The Mermaid, From Vegas To Macau III, and The Monkey King 2. Read More

Headlines from China: Coloroom Pictures’ CEO Left Position to Become CEO of October Media

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Yi Qiao, the CEO of Coloroom Pictures, is leaving the company for another executive position at October Media—the animation studio behind the 2018 groundbreaking 3D animation film “Monkey King: Hero Is Back”. Read More

On Screen China: 2019 Chinese New Year Films

 /  News  / 
Three of the eight films are sequels. Two are science fiction films. Shen Teng is the leading actor in two of them. Sun Wukong ("Monkey King") does not seem to be in any of the films. And a pig can be seen in at least two of the films. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look At The Most Anticipated Chinese New Year Films

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Big-budget local films, mostly sequels, are going to dominate the Chinese New Year box office in 2018, including Monster Hunt 2 , Detective Chinatown 2 , The Monkey King 3 , and Operation Red Sea. Read More

How ’90s Kids Are Redrawing the Boundaries of Chinese Animation

 /  Animations  / 
China’s millennials are all grown up. The country’s animation industry is finally starting. Read More

Headlines from China: Short Film Made for Beijing Winter Olympics Stars China’s Beloved Cartoon Characters 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Shanghai Animation Film Studio today unveiled a short animated film to show support for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as well as winter sports in general. The film features a group of classic cartoon characters created by the studio. In the amusing short film, some of China's most beloved cartoon characters play a variety of winter sports. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Free Solo’ Becomes Highest-grossing Foreign Documentary in China

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Oscar-winning documentary "Free Solo" has become the highest-grossing foreign documentary (non-musical documentary) in China after only one week in release. Read More

In Depth: Is China’s Animation Industry Ready to Take Off?

 /  Animations  / 
China’s animation industry is on a rising path after a long period of slow growth, signaling huge market potential, analysts said. Investors are also turning to animation as production costs are lower without casts of real people and with relatively less regulatory risk. Read More

‘Ne Zha’ and the History of a Good Story

 /  Opinion  / 
What two “Ne Zha” adaptations, released 40 years apart, say about the state of Chinese storytelling. Read More

Animated Film About Cheeky Kid With Powers Breaks Records

 /  Animations  / 
“Ne Zha” has become the highest-grossing Chinese animated movie of all time, snatching the spotlight from Disney’s ‘Lion King’ remake. Read More

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