If you liked Bao, Pixar’s animated short starring a Chinese dumpling, then you’re going to love the new Chinese animated feature Kung Food, starring Super Bao, an “innocent and passionate steamed stuffed bun” who is out to save the food world from the threat of bland flavors. The film opened in Chinese theaters yesterday.
Created by Sun Haipeng, the Kung Food franchise has been around as a tv series since 2014, with hundreds of episodes already produced. Haipeng directed and prdouced the feature through his Guangzhou-based studio, Yi Animation, which he co-founded with Haiming Cheng.
Here is Kung Food’s English-language teaser: