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On Application of "Kung Fu Panda" in Chinese elements

Author WangJingZuo
Tutor LingQing
School Nanjing Normal University
Course Animation
Keywords 《Kongfu Panda》 Chinese Elements Hollywood Creative Model American Value
CLC J905
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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Both the scriptsand actions in Kongfu Panda shows the great ability that how Hollywood expressestraditionalChinese elements and combines this to Hollywood action movie. Scripts in this movie, include the cultural background and emotion module. Actions meanthe techniques and styles of Hollywood action movie. WhyKongfu Panda received a better success thanMulan? Because of Kongfu Panda found thebalanceof combination, which made it away fromthe resistance of nationalism or the critique of post-colonialism.Kongfu Panda perfectly integrated American language and humorous personality into this traditional Chinese stories, meanwhile explainedtraditional Chinese national characters and local custom in a Hollywood way. Further more, this movie has a deep discussion about Chinese culture, refracting the marrow of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism via topic, episodic and dialogue, in same point of view shows special Chinese appeal.While, we can still consider Kongfu Panda as a Hollywood action movie no matter how many Chinese elements it has in the content of story, background and music.The creator of this movie mixes Chinese elements and American value by using Hollywood’s creative model. At first glance, viewers will easily consider this movie as a Chinese movie by its ubiquitous Chinese elements. However, the core spirit of this movie is totally American value, which covers a coat of Chinese culture. After the cold response of Mulan from the market, smart American began to pack those movies full of foreign elements with American value inside. Through this way, Americans found a brand new way to spread their value and brought a big success.

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