; an amalgamation of Chinese culture, art, scientific skepticism, poetry, general wonder, and a thousand beautiful things.
From the 1979 Chinese animated movie Nezha Riots the Seas (哪吒闹海)
The film is an adaptation of a story in Chinese mythology about the warrior deity Nezha, who became a student of the immortal Taiyi Zhenren. The main part of the story revolves around Nezha’s feud with Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, whom he angers through the killing of Ao Bing, Ao Guang’s third son. Through bravery and wit, Nezha finally breaks into the Dragon King’s underwater palace and successfully defeats him.
It’s been years since I lasted watched this. I’d forgotten how beautiful the cell-shaded animation was. Caps are going up soon.
Top: Guan Yin Mountain by Unknown
Bottom: Palace by Unknown
(Note: These were entries for 创想中国新生代设计大赛, which roughly translates to Think Creative China: Next Gen Design Competition. Presumably the artists will be revealed when the entries have all been judged. The contest gallery is here.)