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Chinese netizens fight back against "copying Korea Hanbok' on social media

When Chinese comic book artist Old Xian tweeted on Sunday a drawing of four characters from his popular web comic dressed in traditional clothing, he probably never imagined it would act as a matchstick igniting a fiery debate between Chinese and South Korean netizens about which country this clothing originated from.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/3 19:13:40

Users say new production shows Chinese animation is upgrading

A Chinese animation that is recomposed from a fantasy fiction about boys' love and was released on Sunday has gotten lots of compliments for its high-quality production and exquisite artwork. Many commenters said the work shows Chinese animation is upgrading.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 13:48:40

SpongeBob SquarePants' 'coming out' tweet sparks discussion on Chinese social media

Nickelodeon, the home of popular animated show SpongeBob SquarePants, tweeted a photo of the titular character alongside the channel's other major LGBTQ+ characters on Saturday to celebrate Pride Month. The show of support has been seen as a "coming out" of sorts, which in turn sparked discussion on China social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 16:28:40

Lego introduces Monkey King set; Chinese elements continue to gain ground overseas

Following popular Western film and television works such as Harry Potter and Star Wars, the Monkey King from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West has become the first Chinese hero to get his own Lego model.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/17 18:28:41

Cartoonist edits work after viewers criticize villain's outfit looking like PLA uniform

A Chinese animation project has removed content after viewers reported that one of the villains was dressed like a PLA soldier from 1964. Netizens and industry insiders are calling for a fault-tolerance to encourage artistic creation.
Source: | 2020/4/27 4:18:20

Chinese animated series 'Scissor Seven' to debut on Netflix

The first season of Chinese animated series Scissor Seven will debut on streaming giant Netflix as a Netflix Original on January 10, 2020, and will be dubbed into English, Spanish, French and Japanese in more than 190 countries and regions around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 17:33:39

Latest 'Star Wars' gets worst reviews in decades

The Rise of Skywalker was meant to provide a satisfying conclusion to nine Star Wars films but for many critics, its aim was as wide of the mark as a stormtrooper in a blaster battle.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/19 17:23:41

80-year-old Marvel universe is a utopia for Chinese fans

Amid the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics, a video showing stories of Chinese Marvel fans is circulating on Chinese social media, in which fans talk about the Marvel world as a kind of utopia that can stimulate them to overcome difficulties in real life.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 10:18:40

Chinese sci-fi comic strips to be published in France

A comic series based on Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin's acclaimed works will be published and distributed in France in succession during 2020 and 2021.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/24 13:55:52

International comic festival to kick off in Guangdong Province

The China International Comic Festival will be held from September 6 to October 6 in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, according to the organizer.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/29 15:58:40

Cameron salutes new 'Avengers' record

The Lion King roared to a huge $191.8 million opening weekend in North American theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday, consolidating Disney's record-breaking reign at the box office.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/23 16:18:40

Take it easy or serious? Marvel's first Asian superhero sparks debate

With the Marvel's announcement of the actor for the superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Chinese netizens started another round of debate about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first Asian superhero Shang-Chi.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 18:13:39

Who could be the first superhero of Chinese ancestry in Marvel Cinematic Universe

Who do you think would be the best choice to be the first superhero of Chinese ancestry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 16:13:40

Comic-Con hits 50

From Peter Parker's run-in with a radioactive spider to Superman fleeing an exploding Krypton: Comic book fans love a good origin story.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 15:38:39

'Spirited Away' dominates theaters in Chinese mainland

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli's nearly two-decades-old animated film Spirited Away made its Chinese mainland cinema debut on Friday, topping the single day box office with 54 million yuan ($7.86 million).
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/23 16:08:39

Artists rethink how to package Chinese elements for foreign markets

When he began producing the first season of The Outcast in 2015, Wang Xin never expected the animation works he directed to become so popular with overseas audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 18:33:39

Pixar's 'Toy Story' franchise shows how far the studio has come

Before it made Toy Story in 1995, the longest video Pixar had ever created lasted just five minutes. It didn't have an art or a screenplay department, and had fewer than 20 people on its payroll.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/5 16:53:40

Beijing plays host to Another Planet Science-Fiction Convention

The Another Planet Science-Fiction Convention was held at the Chaoyang Museum of Urban Planning on Saturday and Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 17:32:22