HANGZHOU, China, May 23, 2014 / PRNewswire — Magic Wonderland, a 3D animation movie that is the result of three years of effort by Zoland Animation, will be released in cinemas across mainland China on 30 May. As the first movie released by Zoland Animation, Magic Wonderland is expected to quickly become a hit leading up to and on the upcoming Children’s Day due to its fantasy, story of mother-daughter love, aesthetic and exquisite Chinese elements, Asian-style animation characters, as well as uncanny magic effects and grand war scenes.
Result of three years of effort based on a television series of the same name
The movie tells the story of the magic journey undertaken by the young girl, Ocean, in the search for and the rescue of her mother. The television series has been played in reruns on more than 100 domestic TV channels including CCTV-14, Golden Eagle Cartoon Channel, Beijing KAKU Cartoon Satellite TV, and ZTV-8 since 2008. The series was also broadcast on Nickelodeon as well as several other international TV channels. It won the Best Film Award at the Accolade Competition. The television series has become a hit in terms of both public praise and sales.
3D animation movie gains popularity among overseas broadcasters before release
Zoland Animation has signed letters of intent with broadcasters from 20 countries including Singapore, Canada, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Thailand, and Indonesia, assuring distribution of the movie in a multitude of markets.
The movie has proven popular among overseas broadcasters due to the movie’s depiction of Chinese traditional virtues as well as the impressive and modern characters, dialogue, and storyline.
China’s animation powerhouse – a cradle for sweet dreams
Established in 2003, Zoland Animation is one of the largest original animation providers in China. Its original animation titles including Magic Eye, Magic Wonderland, Rubi, Zheng He’s Voyages to the West Seas, and Dream Town, with an aggregate time length of approximately 90,000 minutes have been broadcast in around 70 countries and regions including the U.S., Italy, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Middle East, and South Africa. The provider has developed a library of foreign language products with a total time length of approximately 50,000 minutes in a move to cater to international market demand and feedback.