Rated 9.3/10 on the Chinese version of IMDb, the child actors’ version of Dream of the Red Chamber has the highest rating for a recent Chinese drama and fourth overall.
A series for some of my favorite up-and-rising young artists. Most of them aren’t big enough to have fancy photo shoots, but they’re cute.
Actors who can read their own lines, do their own stunts, dance, and sing? Welcome to the world of
, a Hunan local show that features incredibly talented child actors who put many of their adult counterparts to shame. Mango Little Actors / Star of Tomorrow 芒果小戏骨
The group came to fame after their cute rendition of Disney’s
and then solidified their ability to nail serious roles in mini series Mulan, They have also recreated condensed versions of Hunanese tales like Dream of the Red Chamber. , as well as classics like Liu Sanjie and Romance of the Three Kingdoms . Madame White Snake
Watch a side-to-side comparison of their recreation of Disney’s Mulan:
11-year-old Tao Yixi 陶奕希, who has starred as Diaochan and Madame White Snake, does all of her own dance and songs.
12-year-old Zhong Yifan 钟熠璠 is pretty much perfect as Xue Baochai
9-year-old Luo Xiyi 罗熙怡 nails being a grandma.
Watch how 9-year-old Guo Feige prepares to bring out the emotions for an insert song here and get ready to cry.
Jia Baoyu’s actor, 11-year-old Shi Xiaosong 释小松, has been training at the Shaolin Temple since he was three.
12-year-old Ge Yide 葛奕德 as Lv Bu
I love how they even got miniature horses for these miniature Oath of the Peach Garden bros.
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