The latest animated film from Light Chaser Animation (White Snake) is a tale of the god Nezha reborn in a future cyberpunk dystopia. New Gods: Nezha Reborn 哪吒重生. This studio is super impressive if just for how consistent their output level is, with at least a new film every year.
From the producers of Ne Zha, animated film Legend of Deification 姜子牙 will screen in North American beginning Feb. 7, in the UK on Jan. 31, and in China on Jan. 25. The film released its final trailer today.
Atop the ruins of war, top commander Jiang Ziya is given the task to banish the Nine-tailed Fox Demon who threatens all mortals’ very existence. When he discovers the Nine-tailed Fox’s life linked to the soul of an innocent girl, he is faced with a challenging decision – follow the will of heaven or find his own path to righteousness.
Legend of Deification 姜子牙 is the latest animated feature film from Coloroom, the producer behind China’s top-grossing animated films. The movie takes inspiration from Investiture of the Gods and will focus on the battle between Kunlun disciple Jiang Ziya and the nine-tailed fox demon.
The dubbing is actually pretty solid (but that may be because the Last English-dubbed video I’ve been watching was this) . Animated feature White Snake , a loose prequel to popular legend The Legend of the White Snake, opens in LA on November 15th and in select U.S. theaters on Nov. 29. There are two additional dubbed clips here and here.
As a part of the Animation is Film festival, White Snake co-director Zhao Ji and Ne Zha co-writer Yi Qian will be doing Q&A’s this weekend in LA. Yi Qian is also the CEO of Coloroom, the rising animation powerhouse that’s also behind Monkey King : Hero’s Back and Big Fish & Begonia.
Hong Kong-based director Yonfan will also be there for a Q&A on film No. 7 Cherry Lane, while Zhou Shengwei’s innovative stop-motion picture SHe will make its US premiere.
More info here. Tickets are still available for all four screenings as of this post’s publishing.
Trailer for No. 7 Cherry Lane:MORE
Based on the same manhua as The Untamed, Season 1 of Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation / Mo Dao Zu Shi 魔道祖师, is now available with English subtitles from Tencent on YouTube here. The popular series has an 8.9/10 rating with 78k votes on review site Douban.
As the grandmaster who founded the Demonic Sect, Wei Wuxian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was backstabbed by his dearest Shidi (meaning “junior fellow brother”) and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the clans—Lan Wangji, his former classmate.Synopsis from wikipedia
The time changes to 13 years in the past. Wei Wuxian is introduced as an innocent, talented young master. This marks the start of a thrilling yet hilarious journey of attacking monsters, solving mysteries, and raising children. From the mutual flirtation along the way, Wei Wuxian slowly realizes that Lan Wangji, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, holds more feelings for Wei Wuxian than he is letting on.
But they will soon face tragedy and war. They will be forced to make choices with disastrous consequences, and Wei Wuxian starts experimenting with the forbidden, dangerous Demonic cultivation path.