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China's first 3D cartoon film "Legend of the Rabbit Knight" ready

11-25-2010 08:58 BJT

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And now a couple of stories from China's burgeoning animation industry... With an investment of 120 million yuan and three years production time, China's first 3D animation film "Legend of the Rabbit Knight" has been completed. Inspired by the Rabbit God, a time-honored toy unique to Beijing, the movie is ready to premiere in summertime next year.

An intriguing story is not enough to hook today's audience. Many go into the cinema also expecting powerful visual effects.

3D animation is all the rage since "Avatar" captured the hearts of millions. Now, Chinese animators have mastered the latest 3D technology, according to Sun Lijun, the director of "Legend of Rabbit Knight."

This production is intended to set a new standard for modern Chinese animations.

Sun Lijun, Director of "Legend of the Rabbit Knight" , said, "We try to provide our own answer to the onslaught of the Hollywood animation blockbusters. "Legend of the Rabbit Knight" will make a strong competitor with its cultural uniqueness."

Moreover, it is the first animation movie that has employed a martial arts director. All the Kongfu moves in the movie were designed by Taichi master Jing Jianjun.

The central character, the Rabbit Knight, is based on the Rabbit God, a popular toy that originated during the Ming Dynasty some six-hundred years ago.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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