Thursday, October 21, 2010

China's 'Pleasant Goat' on Disney channels

A well-known Chinese cartoon series will be aired on Disney channels in 52 countries and regions, in a milestone for China's homegrown animation industry. Creative Power Entertaining Corporation (CPE), a Guangdong Province-based animation company, said Monday, October 18, 2010 that it had reached a television license broadcast agreement with Disney affiliate Buena Vista to air its products.

"In the coming three years, audiences in countries such as India, Australia and Singapore will be able to enjoy the latest 100 episodes of the hit cartoon series 'Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf - Joys of Seasons'," said CPE General Manager Liu Manyi. The cartoon series will be broadcast in more than 10 languages.

"Disney's wide range of channels will help Chinese cartoons enter the international market," said Liu. The cartoon is China's most popular in decades. It stars a quick-witted goat named "Pleasant" and a wolf couple - "Grey Wolf" and "Red Wolf". The cartoon became enormously popular with Chinese school children after its debut in 2005.

Cashing in on the cartoon's success, the producer made an animated feature in 2009. It generated box office revenue of 130 million yuan (US$19.6 million) during the Chinese New Year this year.


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