Year-ender: Rising stars of Chinese animation

By Li Hongrui | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-12-20 09:02

Editor's Note:

On Dec 3, the animated film Big Fish and Begonia won first prize in the full-length film category of the 15th Anilogue International Animation Festival. This success, along with the 2015 hit film Monkey King: Hero is Back, has brought attention back to Chinese animation.

2017 is also a year that saw a series of animated films and TV series that surprised people. Many animation fans excitedly commented on the internet: "Our Chinese animation is rising." Here are five big and small works newly produced in 2017.

Dahufa. [Photo/Mtime]

Dahufa

Premiered on July 13, Dahufa claims to be China's first animated movie rated PG-13.

The story is about a short martial arts master who was born to safeguard the fictional Yiwei State. In the film, this little master goes to rescue the nation's crown prince in a town populated by peanut-headed humanoids.

With more audiences rating the movie on the Chinese film review website Douban, the score for Dahufa fell from 8.3 out of 10 points upon opening to a final of 7.8.

"Finally, an animation film comes along that can frighten a child to tears," Douban user Huangaima said.

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