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Chinese sci-fi animated film set to 'rescue' the Earth

Updated: 2022-07-01 17:18 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Poster of Rainbow Sea Fly High. [Photo provided to China Daily]

With the Chinese schools' summer vacation around the corner, the sci-fi movie Rainbow Sea Fly High announced it will open domestically on July 16, anticipating it will attract a lot of youngsters to walk into cinemas.

The upcoming film, which took six years of preparation and production, marks the latest outing of Coloroom, the animation arm of Enlight Media which is known for the blockbusters Ne Zha (2019) and Legend of Deification (2020).

A scene in Rainbow Sea Fly High. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Produced in the traditional 2D version, the 100-minute feature film has gathered more than 1,000 animators, with most of its action-studded scenes demanding a lot of original paintings. For instance, for a two-second-long footage featuring a catastrophic sight, the animators created 600 pieces of hand-drawn paintings.

Adapted from Rainbow Sea, a 2011 popular animated series which has earned 9.6 points out of 10 on Douban, the movie fictionalizes an epic tale to rescue the Earth at the edge of an unprecedented disaster in the far future where interstellar travel is highly developed.

So far, around 130,000 netizens have marked the movie in their most-want-to-watch list on Maoyan, one of China's largest ticketing services.

Rainbow Sea Fly High is set to open on July 16. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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