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Producers Chris Bremble and Aron Warner Unpack Their ‘Wish Dragon’ Journey

For the BASE Media CEO and Oscar-winning ‘Shrek’ franchise producer, nothing was accidental about their critically acclaimed new animated feature, now streaming on Netflix, other than the fact they actually got it made.

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Chris Appelhans Talks ‘Wish Dragon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:07pm

The writer and director discusses his captivating tale of a cynical, all-powerful dragon joining forces with a humble Chinese student, and how an unforgiving budget and his own naiveté almost derailed him more than once.

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‘South ParQ Vaccination Special’ Tackles Cancel Culture and COVID-19

The hour-long special follows the vaccination roll-out in South Park, poking fun at the disbursement process as well as the recently enacted ‘The Muppet Show’ viewing disclaimer.

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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals ‘K-POP: Demon Hunters’ Animated Musical

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 1:58pm

Development on the feature has begun with Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans directing alongside Oscar-winning ‘Shrek’ producer Aron Warner.

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Netflix Nabs Rights to Light Chaser’s ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’

Produced by the studio behind ‘White Snake’ and set to stream April 9, 2021, the animated, modernized take on the Chinese mythological text ‘The Romance of the Gods’ follows Yunxiang on his journey to battle the Dragon Clan.

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‘Wish Dragon’ Opens with $7.15 Million at China Box Office

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:49pm

The Sony Pictures Animation animated adventure, set to premiere later this year on Netflix, is Chinese studio Base Animation’s first original feature; movie tells the story of a working-class student and a cynical dragon in pursuit of a long-lost friend.

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Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Monster Hunter’ Vanishes from Chinese Theaters

Constantin Film apologizes for overt racist dialogue in new action-adventure which alienated the entire Chinese audience and is getting review-bombed to hell.

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WATCH: New Behind-the-Scenes ‘Mulan’ Featurette

Director Niki Caro shares how she found the perfect actor to play Mulan, with commentary from Yifei Liu, Tzi Ma and Yoson An; film will be available as a premium purchase starting September 4 on Disney+.

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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Postponed Indefinitely Due to Pandemic

Another major summer theatrical release gets swallowed whole by COVID-19, as the $200 million animated-feature remake is delayed once again, following on the heels of recent postponements for ‘Tenet’ and ‘Avatar 2.’

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Light Chaser’s Captivating ‘White Snake’ Makes its U.S. Theatrical Debut

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 9:30am

Director Ji Zhao shares an exclusive clip and talks about the Chinese animation studio’s compelling adaptation of a legendary Chinese fable, which opens tomorrow in L.A. and November 29 in select theatres.

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HBO Max Snags Exclusive ‘South Park’ Streaming Rights for $500 Million

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 4:43pm

All 23 Seasons of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s revered animated comedy, plus three upcoming new seasons, will begin streaming on the new platform in June 2020.

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Bidding for ‘South Park’ Streaming Rights Could Reach $500 Million

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:13pm

Multiple media giants said to be in the running for exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s wildly popular animated series, now in its 23rd season.

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China Removes ‘South Park’ from Internet in Response to ‘Band in China’ Episode

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:01pm

Clips, episodes and discussions of the show disappear from Middle Kingdom digital sites after Wednesday’s airing of episode critical of Hollywood’s appeasement of Chinese government.