A still from China’s first 3D animated IMAX film, Nezha, which has become the fourth highest grossing film in Chinese box office history. It is the feature film debut of its director, Yang Yu, known as Jiaozi (Dumpling).

The man behind Nezha, summer Chinese box office hit: they call him ‘Dumpling’ and he’s on a roll

  • A self-taught animator making his feature film debut at the age of 38, Yang Yu, known as Jiaozi, meaning ‘dumpling’, has seen a long-held dream come true
  • He toiled for six years on the film, and struggled for funding, yet it is the fourth biggest grossing in Chinese history and its run has just been extended
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A still from China’s first 3D animated IMAX film, Nezha, which has become the fourth highest grossing film in Chinese box office history. It is the feature film debut of its director, Yang Yu, known as Jiaozi (Dumpling).
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