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Let's Go to China: Fascinated by a Monkey King

Updated: 2021-11-03 14:20 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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The Monkey King gave rise to Chinese animation and has made a great contribution to its development. A cartoon on The Journey to the West sent by his fans made Kevin, who loves monkeys, eager to embark on a journey into Chinese animation to find different images of the Monkey King. From shadow puppet animation to claymation, how can Chinese animation film studios create such innovations? How much fun and novelty can be revealed in contemporary works? Kevin followed the Monkey King on his journey. He found that in animation his heroes not only are Superman and Batman, or Gundam, but also the Monkey King and Ne Zha, which have incorporated abundant aspects of Chinese style and culture. Kevin was also fascinated by the efforts of Chinese anime workers. He also decided, with the help of his new friends, to make a Chinese animated film about the Monkey King and himself.


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