China’s other Great Wall

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Since my June post on the Chinese primetime success of Disney / SMG’s stone lion buddy comedy, Ban Jin Ba Liang, I’ve been contacted by numerous Western parties encouraged by this precedent and hoping to similarly crack the Chinese TV co-production nut with their own projects. As a public service, I’d like to address the realities faced by anyone attempting this daunting endeavor. (full post on AWN)

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China’s other Great Wall

Stone lions take hold of Chinese viewers

BAN JIN BA LIANG (《半斤八兩》), Magic Dumpling Entertainment’s animated Chinese stone lion buddy comedy and Disney’s first Chinese TV co-production, is now China Central Television’s #1 children’s program, topping the ratings on CCTV14. In reflecting upon the trials, tribulations and ultimate success of the show, I come back to three key factors: people, process and perseverance… (full article on AWN)

Stone lions take hold of Chinese viewers

Disney veteran brings Chinese stone lions to life

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Thanks to Asa Butcher, Senior Editor at gbtimes, for his article on the inception and development of BAN JIN BA LIANG, Disney’s first Chinese TV co-production.

Disney veteran brings Chinese stone lions to life

Stone lions come to life this Chinese New Year

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Magic Dumpling Entertainment’s animated Chinese stone lion buddy comedy, BAN JIN & BA LIANG (半斤八兩 in Mandarin, which loosely translates to “tweedledum & tweedledee”), premieres on January 30th in China, courtesy of a co-production between Disney and SMG Toonmax. You can check out the series teaser on China’s QQ.

Stone lions come to life this Chinese New Year

Chinese stone lions walk the walk and talk the talk

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Growing up watching Disney films, I never would have believed that I’d one day work at Walt Disney Animation Studios.  Years later working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, I never would have believed that I’d one day join the club of creators with a Disney walk-around character to their credit.  😉

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My partners & I at Magic Dumpling Entertainment in Beijing are proud to see our animated Chinese stone lion buddy comedy, BAN JIN & BA LIANG (半斤八兩 in Mandarin, which loosely translates to “tweedledum and tweedledee”), unveiled at the Disney Greater China 2017 Kick-Off and licensing event in Shanghai.

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The 半斤八兩 shorts and series are coming soon, courtesy of a co-production between Disney and SMG Toonmax.

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Chinese stone lions walk the walk and talk the talk