Chinese animation comes to the fore

Opening in Singapore today, Jiang Ziya: Legend Of Deification aims to replicate the success of Chinese animation after last year's Nezha

When Chinese animation movie Nezha, the debut feature of a college dropout who spent years trying to finance his movie, opened last year in its home country, it blew past all expectations to become a runaway summer blockbuster.

It earned more than US$719 million (S$985 million) in China alone, making it the biggest animated movie ever in a single market.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2020, with the headline 'Chinese animation comes to the fore'. Print Edition | Subscribe