Meanwhile, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ flopped with its Middle Kingdom debut, making less than $1M over the weekend.
‘Chang’An’ is the first from the history-based New Culture series of films being developed at China’s Light Chaser Animation.
The feature topped the Chinese box office last weekend.
The film made a big splash on Netflix with little help from U.S. viewers.
“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.”
The streamer is fast becoming a prime destination for fans of Chinese animation.
The projects include a retelling of the legend that inspired last year’s break-out hit “Ne Zha.”
The Chinese film grossed $67 million during its China run.
“Boonie Bears: Blast Into the Past” will become the second-highest-grossing homegrown animated feature in China’s history.
Warner Bros. is co-producing its first Chinese animated feature.
Without any advance publicity or notice, The Weinstein Company has quietly slipped the Chinese animated feature “The Guardian Brothers” onto Netflix.
The Weinstein Company will release children’s animation through a new label called Mizchief.
Audiences in LA and NY have voted with their wallets: they are ready for mature and intelligent feature animation.
The film is about two guardian spirits trying to prove their relevance in modern China.
The film will be released theatrically in mainland China on January 1, 2016, preceded by a 36-city roadshow tour beginning on October 3.
The debut feature from Light Chaser Animation now has the backing of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
The film promises Chinese animation like you’ve never seen before.
Chinese animation studio Light Chaser Animation previews its first feature “Door Guardians,” set for 2016 release.
The BBC created this video profile of Beijing, China-based animation studio Light Chaser Animation, which is one of numerous companies in China that is aiming to create high-end Hollywood-quality CGI.