The two-part conference runs virtually throughout September, showcasing the latest and most exciting projects from the region.
“Paw Patrol” and “Luca” had very different weekends at the box office.
In other global news, “Belle” has topped the Japanese box office for the second weekend running.
The sequel is directed by Amp Wong, one of the co-directors of “White Snake.”
In a wide-ranging conversation, Appelhans explains why he ended up making the feature in China, rather than through the U.S. studio system, and reflects on what it means to be an American telling a story rooted in Chinese culture.
“Hot Pot! Cartoons” will aim to find Chinese artists and bring their animated shorts to the global market.
The film releases today on digital platforms in North America.
The film also opened on Disney+ for a premium fee of $30.
Warner Bros. is trumpeting the launch as “evidence that people are willing to go back to the movies when there is something they want to see.”
The films will open theatrically in the country at the same time as their streaming releases overseas, raising the possibility of piracy.
The titan of Chinese subculture continues its shift toward mainstream animation production.
The streamer is fast becoming a prime destination for fans of Chinese animation.
Meanwhile, Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch” took $132,768 in five days in North America, and “The Croods: A New Age” remains one of the top releases in the U.S.
This weekend, animated films topped the box office in many major territories with a functioning theatrical sector.
Say hello to a new-look, melancholic Monkey King.
The series is part of a Nickelodeon initiative to back the creation of Chinese content.
The film will be localized and renamed “Kung Fu Gools” for the Chinese market.
Pixar’s latest almost tripled its debut in its second weekend, grossing $13.7 million.
In other news: Pixar’s “Soul” has opened in China to a modest $5.5 million.