It is silly and over-the-top and a great time-killer. The idea is the turn these films into a franchise, a first time in China and expanding the franchise with sub-licensing agreements, merchandising deals and theme park attractions. It's a well-produced action comedy and definitely a crowd pleaser. The firm had hoped to draw people to theaters by releasing the picture in 3-D and 2-D, offering a better big-screen experience that could entice people who have already seen a lower-quality version online. However, following the arrest of , much of the film needed reshoots and a subsequent replacement.
However, due to the sheer popularity of the film, certain pirate companies produced illegal goods inspired by the film such as the character of Wuba which aided the film in its box office success and in a way delivered free marketing for the film. More than 90% of the original crew returned for the reshoots, with many also working for free or at a reduced rate. In the same month, Hui told about the possibility to dub the film in English since younger audiences would find it difficult to read the subtitles. There are definitely some odd twists here. The following morning, Hui received a congratulatory phone call from Jeffrey Katzenberg, his former boss at DreamWorks Animation. Fortunately enough, the core drama is light humor, with endearing family value thrown into the mix.
Recently, a civil war took place in the Monster Realm which resulted in the usurpation of the Monster King's throne from a treacherous minister, who later sought the Monster Queen and her unborn baby, and the Monster Queen fled to the Human Realm. Upon arriving in China in early 2013, he began assembling his crew, even as he continued to do consulting work for DreamWorks Animation. Although Hui admits that there wasn't any particular film he drew inspiration from for the film, he stated that Monster Hunt is partly influenced by various DreamWorks animated movies, Hollywood movies such as , , , and , Hong Kong films like and , works of and and visual references at once recalling ancient Chinese landscape painting, a 1970s breakfast cereal called Freakies, and the Oddball Art of Mark Ryden. In September 2015, acquired the rights to distribute the film in North America and will release the film in early 2016. I still recall I was so excited to see a costume being made. It became the fastest Chinese movie to reach the 1.
FilmRise executives said they were encouraged by English-language audiences who appeared to enjoy the movie's fantasy-action elements and its wacky humor. Hui's only concern was the quality of the goods which were poorly designed. The cast works fine, especially with famous names as supporting characters or cameos, some of them are added for comedy relief. Monster Hunt has all the elements of Chinese fantasy movie, the visual effect and also the soundtracks enhance the flamboyantly cheesy premise. They get their weapons upgraded and find new friends. It has a score of 53% on based on 14 reviews. As for a United States and Europe release, Hui and Kong were initially skeptical and dubious if the film could find a general audience there since the film was made to aim at Chinese speaking audience.
Snell among others, who previously worked on the visual effects for , , and and others. In February 2017, Hui and Kong discussed about a fourth film and a potential spin-off. They once shared the world in peace and harmony until the Humans drove the Monsters out from their home, for they sought total dominion over their lands. The film opened in South Korea on November 12, 2015 and was released in 2D format only in contrary to its 3D release in China. The film was released in China on 16 July 2015 in 3D and in countries including Malaysia, Singapore and Korea. Hui admitted that he cried after hearing this due to the turmoil he endured. Written by Chinese animation has been through a rough time, it missed the mark so many times when used to create epic legend.
Finally, Hui and Yuen went to a Beijing-based visual effects house, , and made a four-minute test film in 2012. This was followed by an article by the state media accusing the film of inflating its ticket sales. This movie is based on , ,. In an interview with the he said that while overseeing sequences for the character in Shrek, he daydreamed about animating a character from a Hong Kong bakery, a Pineapple Bun Man. Hui estimates they lost over a few million dollars for failing to procure merchandising right sales.
Hui said If they do release it there, they might need to think about making some adjustments. After just two weeks of release Monster Hunt became the and in September overtook as the highest ever. On Saturday, September 12—on its 58th day after release—it surpassed Furious 7 to become the highest-grossing film in China with 2. The cute baby monster Huba is the child of a human man and a monster queen, threatened by both monster-hating humans and monsters attempting to capture the new-born in an ancient world based on medieval China. Granted, some of them look like radish or salad, although the abrupt change of pace can be startling. The company partnered with the West Hollywood company Asia Releasing to target the film at U. According to the , beginning in late August, netizens reported cases of theater scheduling screenings of the film in the middle of the night and multiple showings of the film on the same theater screen scheduled less than 30 minutes apart.
Hui's initial reaction was that the incident and subsequent arrest of Ko would give him more time to work on the special effects even better. It opened in North America on January 22, 2016 in 2D and 3D by. For this movie, you could touch the fabric. Kong took the first draft of the script to many friends in the film industry and all of the feedback was that it had potential but it would be too tough to make since the film would need visual effects because of its depiction of monsters. Before that, all the costumes were inside a computer. Wuba is on his own journey through monster realm.
A third film was also announced. It's one of the best animations Chinese has produced, it's much smoother than the rest and these silly designs are well integrated into the world. But following the success of in 2012, it boosted enough confidence that the team moved ahead with production the following year. It mostly deals with platonic funny theme, and fans of Chinese cinema should find the humor familiar. It opens up with typical fantasy troupe, then escalates with good comedic tone as well as healthy dose of martial art stunts.
But about three years later in 2008, Kong, while visiting Hollywood, invited Hui out for drinks on and asked him if he could make a film with for him. . The film's visual effects was supervised by Jason H. In total, the film took 7 years to complete. The second filming took almost five weeks 32 days , finishing in late March 2015. I kind of based the monsters on the descriptions in that book. Alan finished the script alone by the summer of 2009 taking vague inspiration from monsters mentioned in classical Chinese literature, but with an original story.