“Lion Teenager II” Unveils Concept Poster and Teaser, Showcasing Lingnan Culture
Written by Liu Jianing | Published on August 18, 2023 at 23:35
The highly anticipated animated comedy-action film, “Lion Teenager II” (also known as “I Am What I Am II”), has recently unveiled its first concept poster and an exciting 30-second teaser in China. The concept poster features a magnificent lion, while the main characters, A Juan, A Mao, and A Gou, strike a pose against the backdrop of the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Fans are eager to discover the new storyline that awaits the protagonist team this time.
During an exclusive interview with the Yangcheng Evening News, director Sun Haipeng and the “Lion Teenager Artistic Installation Collection” shared insights into the film’s creative process and signed autographs for fans. Sun Haipeng revealed that the second installment of the film would see improvements in the living conditions of the character A Juan. The story will also expand beyond the Guangdong region, introducing new captivating characters.
Currently in the animation production stage, “Lion Teenager II” aims for a summer 2024 release, promising to captivate audiences with its rich portrayal of Lingnan culture. Sun Haipeng emphasized that the majority of the production team have deep roots in Guangdong, allowing the film to naturally reflect the unique characteristics of Guangdong culture. The lion dance, a symbol of both Lingnan martial arts heritage and the vibrant spirit of the Guangdong people, takes center stage in the film, immersing viewers in an experiential journey.
The innovative interpretation of traditional intangible cultural heritage in “Lion Teenager II” not only highlights its significance but also positively influences younger audiences. Countless individuals, such as Xiaoyi, a college student, have been inspired by the exhilarating lion dance competition depicted in the film. Xiaoyi’s passion for lion dance led them to actively participate in lion dancing competitions and even volunteer for the intangible cultural heritage program in Guangdong.
Capitalizing on the film’s impact, the Yangcheng Evening News has launched a theme event titled “Culture in the Greater Bay Area: Creative Painting of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Lion Dance.” One of its activities, a lion dance-themed creative drawing event, specifically targets young audiences. Sun Haipeng has given his support to the event, emphasizing the diverse types of lion dances in Guangdong, each representing unique meanings. To encourage children to create their own distinctive lion dance artwork, Sun Haipeng urged them to actively observe and draw inspiration from their surroundings.
“Lion Teenager II” is certainly a film worth looking forward to, promising to entertain and educate audiences while celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Lingnan.
– By Liu Jianing, Yangcheng Evening News
Translated by Chen Xuan
Editing by Wang Nan and Wang Yuying
Proofread by [Proofreader’s name]
Source: Yangcheng Yunshang Lingnan Evening News Author: Liu Jianing Published: 2023-08-18 23:35
The original animated comedy-action film Xiong Shi Shaonian II (“I Am What I Am II” in English) recently unveiled its first concept poster and a 30-second teaser in China. The concept poster clearly features a majestic lion, while the main characters, A Juan, A Mao, and A Gou, strike a pose in front of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. What kind of new story will the protagonist team create this time?
Director Sun Haipeng, together with “Xiong Shi Shaonian Artistic Installation Collection”, attended an exclusive interview with the media reporter from the Yangcheng Evening News during a sharing and signing event. Apart from sharing the creative story of “Xiong Shi Shaonian”, Sun Haipeng revealed that the living conditions of the character A Juan would be improved in the second season of the film, where scenes are expanded beyond the Guangdong region and new characters are introduced .
Sun Haipeng said that “Xiong Shi Shaonian II” is currently in the animation production stage, aiming to be released in the summer of 2024.
From lion dance culture to folk customs, the film “Xiong Shi Shaonian II” showcases a collective representation of Lingnan culture, immersing the audience in an experiential journey. Sun Haipeng told the reporter that the majority of the production team grew up and lived in Guangdong, so the film naturally reflects the characteristics of Guangdong culture. The lion dance not only represents the heritage of Lingnan martial arts but also embodies the vitality of the Guangdong people and their striving spirit.
Traditional intangible cultural heritage, after innovative interpretation, not only stands out but also positively influences the younger audience. The exciting lion dance competition depicted in “Xiong Shi Shaonian II” inspired a college student named Xiaoyi. After watching the film, she specifically attended a number of lion dancing competitions and was very excited by the live performances. He expressed a strong desire to contribute to the preservation of lion dance culture, which led him to volunteer for the intangible cultural heritage program in Guangdong, a commitment he continues to maintain.
Meanwhile, the Yangcheng Evening News has launched a theme event called “Culture in the Greater Bay Area: Creative Painting of Intangible Cultural Heritage – Lion Dance”. Among its related activities, the Yangcheng Evening News has organized a creative drawing event focusing on the lion dance, which targets the young audience. Sun Haipeng personally extended his support to the event. Discussing the creative ideas and techniques for lion dance-themed artwork, Sun Haipeng emphasized that Guangdong has different types of lion dances, each representing different meanings. Due to the limitations of the film’s running time, only a limited number of types of lion dance can be presented. For young children who wish to create a unique lion dance artwork, Sun Haipeng encouraged them to observe and experience more on site to draw inspiration from their surroundings.
“Lion Boy 2”: Those who came out of Guangdong will meet you next summer
China’s original domestic action comedy animation film “Lion Boy 2” recently released its first concept poster and a 30-second concept trailer. In the concept poster, the lion dance occupies the main screen, and the main characters Ajuan, Amao and Agou are standing in front of the Oriental Pearl Tower What kind of new legend will the young lion team create the this time?
A few days ago, the director Sun Haipeng took the “Lion Juvenile Film Art Collection” to an exclusive interview with all media reporters from Yangcheng Evening News when he attended the sharing signing event. In addition to sharing the creation story of “Lion Boy”, Sun Haipeng also revealed that the living environment of Ajuan in “Lion Boy 2” will be improved, and the scenes will not only be limited to Guangdong, but also some new characters will be were added to the film.
Sun Haipeng said that “Lion Boy 2” is currently mainly in the animation production stage, and is striving to be released in the summer of 2024.
From lion dance culture to folk customs, the film “Lion Boy” shows the collective culture of Lingnan, giving the audience an immersive experience. Sun Haipeng told reporters that most of the creative team grew up and live in Guangdong, and the films they create will naturally reveal the characteristics of Guangdong culture. Lion dancing not only represents the legacy of Lingnan martial arts, but also fireworks and the fighting spirit of Cantonese life.
An innovative interpretation of traditional intangible cultural heritage not only stands out, but also has a positive impact on young audiences. The passionate lion dance competition in “Lion Youth” infected the college students Xiaoyi. She said that she also watched many lion dance competitions after watching the movie. Do something about protection. For this reason, he registered to be a volunteer of the intangible cultural heritage of Guangdong Province, and has been doing so until now.
At the same time, the Yangcheng Evening News launched the theme planning of “Creative Painting of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Zhuwan Culture Area – Generation of Lion Clan”, where a creative lion-themed painting activity was launched for young people. Sun Haipeng personally called about the incident. Speaking about the creativity and painting techniques of the lion dance theme, Sun Haipeng believes that there are different types of lion dance in Guangdong, and the meanings behind them are also different. Because the film time is limited, the types of lion dances presented are limited. If you want to create a special lion dance, children can observe more and go to the scene to experience collecting folk songs.
Text and photos｜Yangcheng Evening News all-media reporter Liu Jianing Intern Zheng Yongdan
Translation ｜ Chen Xuan
The editor in charge | Wang Nan Wang Yuying
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