Friday, January 23, 2015


The Chubby Panda won't be totally made in California.

China’s State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) has confirmed on its website that DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 will receive official co-production status. The news means the film will be treated as a domestic film and bypass the quota system usually imposed upon foreign films. The filmmakers also receive a larger share of box office receipts- 43%- than if they were deemed a foreign film. ...

There's nothing earth-wrenching about the news above. This co-production thingie has been on the drawing boards for a long time. I was told about it a year or more ago, so I don't know if it even qualifies as "news" or not.

Regarding China, DreamWorks Animation is also creating animated features that are designed for (and produced in) the Middle Kingdom. And I haven't the foggiest idea what kind of production time-line those projects are on, but they will no doubt get made in due course.


Chris Sobieniak said...

Whether they'll see the light of day out of the Pacific Rim is another story!

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