May 28 this year in China, the Hollywood premiere of animated film “Kung Fu Panda 2“, allegedly breaking the box office the first day of the mainland 40 million yuan more than the Hollywood blockbuster “Avatar” and made the film “Aftershock”, refresh the Chinese film history on the first day box office record.
In the film “Kung Fu Panda” sequel, Panda Bao although still long the “green eyes”, was full of Chinese people’s feelings. It grew up eating noodles and dumplings in the beautiful landscape in China play, between it and the father duck filled with authentic Chinese-style family. All this makes this Hollywood’s use of Chinese elements no longer stay in the “Chinese style” and shallow, but came to realize that one of the Chinese culture Samadhi.
To make the film hot on the network is not only “super-Meng,” the panda, as well as a cultural boycott looks weak. Performance artist Zhao Bandi animated with the Beijing Film Academy Sun Lijun, Dean, Peking University professor Qingdong joint letter to Chinese parents and children to write an open letter, calling them “’61 ‘to see nature, not to see” Kung Fu Panda 2 “ ”Do not be America’s cultural invasion” brainwashing. ”
“Super-Meng, to force, lovely …” in Sina Bo, hundreds of thousands of users of Panda A Baoxi love with Canada, the “cultural invasion” that is not buying it. Face only learned Chinese Kung Fu Panda U.S., the Chinese audience now seems to have more of a atmosphere and tolerance.
“Bao is the United States, Sammo Hung, extraordinary skill.” An audience with emotion, said, “Chinese elements” used by the U.S. film was so wonderful, so realistic detail, the effect is so shocking, “one can not help admire their intentions and creativity. ”
Comeback of the “Kung Fu Panda 2″ is called the integration of traditional Chinese culture, including the five elements boxing and other martial arts and tai chi, acupuncture, fortune telling, shadow puppets, Chinese architecture, green landscapes and unique to China to express affection. The film also from the last century, the golden age of film production in Hong Kong martial arts film to learn a great deal of inspiration, imitation, and many passages are in tribute to the Hong Kong martial arts films.
It is worth mentioning that in China’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage Day” is approaching the release of “Kung Fu Panda 2″ is also very occasion to “live it” the shadow. Up to several minutes of closing credits, along with the frame and the “Shadow” cartoon show, impressive. Bao, Johnson defended the tiger, peacock Shen princes, father and so was made into a duck shadow puppet characters, vivid facial expressions, movements witty, full of tension, full of artistic appeal.
DreamWorks artistic director Raymond quarter Bach said the Chinese media, “Kung Fu Panda 2″ behind the creation of a strong international team, including Americans, Chinese, Korean. They love Chinese culture, Chinese culture, but not a full copy, but learn from China after the story and subject matter to create new stories.
He said the United States creators specifically to Beijing’s hutongs sit rickshaw, climbing the Great Wall, also went to visit the ancient city of Pingyao, the Chinese characteristics of the buildings were put into the “Kung Fu Panda 2″ into the design scene. Finally the film, Peacock’s army pulled out of “Phoenix of the port,” reference is also drawing on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. For this reason, the Chinese audience will feel the movie screen, “both beautiful, and friendly.”
In order to make the image more cute panda Bao, creative team traveled to Chengdu, field observations 1-year-old red panda lives, and ultimately put it, “crying, naughty expression” are vividly fixed in the film.
“Kung Fu Panda” with 3D technology and the American sense of humor, “Nuggets” China’s rich cultural resources and traditional animation, the screen depicts a fascinating, and beautiful classical Chinese. The Chinese film is difficult to escape the audience repeatedly asked: Why Panda Bao easily “steal” the Chinese martial arts? Be “stealing teacher” in Chinese animation when it can fight back?
Insiders pointed out that the gap between China and the U.S. animated film “is still grim.” This is not just because Hollywood has a world-class animation technology and strong financial support, may be a more refined and story ideas on the culture gap. Right now, the animation industry in all parts of China as the core of cultural and creative industries has been to develop, but a huge investment and amazing production behind, take the draw, competitive and attractive to viewers of the animation art is still very small.
CCTV, the hit cartoon “dripping Wizard,” the producer, Sin Chew culture media, general manager of Shanghai Cao Gang said: “Hollywood is far beyond the original capacity of the imagination of Chinese people outside of the film, such as, Kung Fu Panda Bao’s father was a duck, how is this possible? However, this story is also arranged to get the audience’s approval. In the film, duck father’s every move reflect a rich, deep bone marrow of parent-child affection. be touched by its father, audience for this seemingly irrational plot is completely accepted. ”
Cao Gang believes that Hollywood is more than a cultural reference in the “deep depths of human nature,” a private effort, which is firmly seize the audience’s emotional needs, the family’s appeal on its head, and this is perhaps the Chinese film easier to learn the animation industry, more important things to learn, “Kung Fu”, not only to obtaining the shape, but also to obtaining God.