A new animated film inspired by one of the eight wonders of the world and a world heritage site, the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor, the original film from china Terracotta kingdom was praised by Chinese moviegoers. Film experts said China’s cultural heritage is a rich source of inspiration for creators.
The film premiered in Chinese theaters on July 9, grossing more than 58 million yuan at the box office on Sunday, according to Chinese ticketing platform Maoyan.
Many Chinese moviegoers are delighted with the newly created and fresh domestic production.
It tells the story of Meng Yuan, a young handyman who became a hero after experiencing trials and trials.
“The difficulty of making the whole movie has reached the highest level in China,” said director Lin Yongchang.
According to Lin, the production team of nearly 1,000 employees created a total of 1,746 characters using 5,000 computers simultaneously. “The special effects of the last battle took almost 2 months to perfect. The entire film contains over 2,700 special effects shots,” Lin said.
In terms of soundtrack, the creative team studied various instruments from the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BC-220 AD) and the “eight-tone classification”. The music has been recorded by internationally renowned orchestras from Beijing, Russia and Budapest. With famous artists, he created a combination of cultural and musical artwork, according to a China News report on Sunday.
“The inspiration of Chinese cultural heritage in original animation is not a trend but a beautiful tradition,” Beijing-based film critic Shi Wenxu told Global Times on Sunday.
He cited as an example the film Princess iron fan released in 1941. It incorporated elements of classical Chinese painting and opera. The proud general, released in 1956, fully incorporated the artistic characteristics of Peking Opera into the animation. An animated lion dance film will be released later.
“Traditional Chinese heritage such as shadow play, paper cutting, ink painting, and Peking opera have all been tried in Chinese animation and comics, and some achievements have been carried out. creation of the animation, ”said Shi.
“The heart of Chinese animation is getting richer. However, Chinese films still have a long way to go to achieve huge global success. It depends not only on a successful film, or a talented director but also a producer who can master the whole situation and mobilize the resources of all parts of the film industry, as well as a mature Chinese film industry system, ”said Xiao Fuqiu, based film critic on Sunday. in Shanghai, to the Global Times.
The film won the 24th Shanghai Film Festival Golden Goblet Award nomination for best animation.
It is reported that the movie is only part of the Terracotta Warriors world, and new Terracotta Warriors will appear in the next series. A suite of Terracotta kingdom is currently in the works, according to Lin.