Sunday, September 27, 2015
So far 3D Animation Studios leaders are Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, the folks at Fox or Sony and a few others. Well, it seems that we may have to add to the list a new animation studios and this one is from China and named Light Chaser Animation. The trailer for their new movie "Little Door Gods" to be released in China January 1st has a great animation quality, and the film storyline asks: What happens to good luck “door god” decorations when no one in contemporary society believes in their spiritual powers anymore?
Written and directed by Light Chaser founder Gary Wang, Little Door Gods match occidental 3D animation standards and boost the ones of Chinese feature animation usually produced in China. Cartoon Brew did an article about it that you can read HERE and Light Chaser told them that "the studio plans to qualify the film for the feature animation category of this year’s Academy Awards, which would likely make Little Door Gods the first homegrown Chinese animated feature to compete in the category."
At a press conference in Beijing, "Wang and producer Yu Zhou explained that a team of 160 people spent two-and-a-half years producing Little Door Gods, while the script went through 30 versions of continuous refinement. Zhou said that the film required 80 million CPU render hours, comparable to American films. Both the music and sound effects were produced in Dolby Atmos, a first for a domestic Chinese movie production. Little Door Gods also marks the first time that a Chinese animation studio has worked with Skywalker Sound."
Little Door Gods will begin playing its roadshow on October 3rd in Qingdao, Changchun, Changzhou, Zhengzhou, Kunming, Foshan, and Taiyuan. No American distribution is set at this time.
Picture and video: copyright Light Chaser Animation