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VICE Creates Animated Kung Fu Lessons To Promote Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster”

VICE has produced three short animated pieces as a promotional supplement for the release of Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, a fictionalized account of the life of Chinese martial artist (and Bruce Lee trainer) Ip Man. Each of the shorts, animated in a limited moving-comic style, explains a specific martial arts style: Wing Chun, Hung Gar and Ba Gua. The design and animation was handled by Erie, Pennsylvania-based MoreFrames.

  • Mr. Lee

    What was that? An exhibition? We need emotional content. Now try again!

  • Mister Twister

    In a perfect world there would be an animated short for every style there is. But this world is not perfect.

  • Grahaeme

    Can we agree that this is illustration, not animation?