Tag: Chinese animation

Chinese Animation: Three Monks

“三个和尚”(Three Monks) is a classic story in Chinese. Long time ago, there was a temple on top of a mountain. There is a river at the foot of the mountain. At first, one monk moved to live in the temple. He had to fetch water every day from the river. Later, another monk moved in the temple, they decided to carry water together from the river. It went well till the arrival of the third monk… They fought about who should go to fetch water as nobody wanted to be the one, which resulted in no water in the...

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Little Tadpoles Look for Their Mom

“Little Tadpoles Look for Their Mom” is a classic animation which was based on Chinese traditional water-color paintings. This animation was done in 1960, but it is still a very charming animation. Frog mother laid eggs and swam away. Little tadpoles were hatched and started their journey looking for their Mom. They met different creatures in the pond and asked around, “where is our mom? Are you our mom? ” They got disappointing answers until they saw the frog who was looking for her children. She said “Hi, babies, I am your mother. ” Tadpoles could not believe her because they do not look like her. But in the end, they believed that they found their mom and then happily swam with her till they grew up — yes, till they turned into the form of...

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Nezha Conquers The Dragon King

Nezha, 哪吒(Nézhā) is a famous figure in classic Chinese legends. According to Wikipedia, According to Fengshen Yanyi, Nezha was born during the Shang Dynasty in a military fortress at Chentang Pass. His father was a military commander named Li Jing, who later became the “Pagoda-wielding Heavenly King”. Nezha’s mother, Lady Yin, gave birth to a ball of flesh after being pregnant with him for three years and six months. Li Jing thought that his wife had given birth to a demon and attacked the ball with his sword. The ball split open and Nezha jumped out as a boy...

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