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Chinese-Korean Fantasy Big Fish & Begonia Gets First Trailer

Big Fish & Begonia is one of the most anticipated Chinese animated films in the recent years and finally, it will come in local theaters on July 8. Produced, directed and written by Zhang Chun and Liang Xuan, the film is produced by Beijing’s B&T Studio in association with South Korean animation house Studo Mir. The film is based on classic Chinese tales and follows a teenager girl ...


Chinese Theaters Get a Chill From The Snow Queen

Wizart Animation’s CG animated take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen was recently released in Beijing and will also be screened in Shanghai in August 2, followed by a nationwide rollout to over 3,400 screens in August 3. The screening of the Russian-produced feature comes courtesy of local distribution partner Flame Node Entertainment, which handles the film’s theatrical ...


Justin Time Makes Its Way to China

Guru Studio’s hit CG animated preschool series Justin Time will be making its way to China via the Ciwen Media Group, which has been appointed to manage all rights with regard to broadcast, digital, licensing, and publishing in Mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for both English and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, and other local dialects) language versions of the show. ...


The Simpsons Finally Makes Its Way to China

It’s well known that Western film and TV properties usually have a hard time gaining a foothold in China, and that producers and studios usually have to make concessions and edit/add scenes just to get their movies shown. Fox Television and Matt Groening’s iconic animated TV series The Simpsons will be joining the list of popular American properties that will be shown in China. The landmark ...


China Gets First CG 3D Toon with Boonie Bears

According to Chinese news outlet CRI, mainland China’s theaters will be getting the country’s first-ever Chinese 3D animated film during the annual Spring Festival or Lunar New Year (January 31) via the film Boonie Bears (Xiong Chumo), which is a joint production of Fantawild Animation Inc., Mr. Cartoon Pictures, LEVP, and Zhujiang Film. ...


Disney’s Frozen Making Its Way to China

According to a recent report by, Disney’s hit CG animated take on the Snow Queen yarn, Frozen, will be making its way to China, as per a statement from the China Film Group, which is the country’s primary agency and gatekeeper for non-domestic films that want to enter China’s rapidly growing movie market. The statement basically states that they would allow a 2014 release for ...


Franklin and Friends Make Their Way to China

Ciwen Media Group has recently signed a deal with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television (CCTV) in order to air the preschool series Franklin and Friends on the latter’s kid-targeted channel, CCTV Kids (CCTV-14). Franklin and Friends will air on CCTV-14 in Chinese starting on September 23, and will continue to air its remaining 52 x 30 min episodes from Monday to ...


Super Wings to be Presented at MIPCOM Jr.

A new global co-production from FunnyFlux Entertainment (South Korea), QianQi Animation (China), and Little Airplane Productions (US) is scheduled to be presented at Cannes for MIPCOM Jr. this coming October. Targeted towards children aged 3 to 6, Super Wings! is an animated series that focuses on the action-packed adventures of a jet plane named Jett, who travels the world in a mission to ...


Chinese Authorities Pull The Croods Out of Theaters

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a cinema chain manager from Guangzhou has revealed that Chinese authorities are now forcing theater owners to end the run of DreamWorks’ The Croods two weeks ahead of schedule. The film was originally scheduled to run until June 24. This is not entirely without precedent, as film regulators have also cancelled Django Unchained back in April. ...

DreamWorks and China Film Group Partner for Tibet Code

DreamWorks and China Film Group Partner for Tibet Code

DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg recently announced the launch of a new Chinese co-production in Beijing, which is based on a popular Chinese book series set in ninth-century Tibet. The project’s working title is Tibet Code, and is a joint venture of DreamWorks and Chinese investors, such as the country’s main distributor, China Film Group. The Chinese joint venture was ...


Neptuno Films to Distribute Katakune

Neptuno Films has recently inked an agreement with Singaporean studio Character Farm in order to distribute the 3D animated preschool show Katakune in all territories outside of China. The 260 x 2 minute show aims to educate children aged 2 to 5 years old using award-winning, quality 3D animation, without over-stimulating their young minds. ...

Spider-Man Beats Batman in China

Spider-Man Beats Batman in China

In order to put a restriction on the grosses of foreign movies, China Film Group has chosen to open Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man on the same day as Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises last Monday, August 17 in China. While both comic book-based movies fared well on the box office, it is interesting to note that Spider-Man managed to outdo The Dark Knight Rises with its $5.46 million ...

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