Hong Kong Animation: My Life As McDull

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In December 2001 Just as Japan's "Disney" master animator-cum-director, Miyazaki Hayao, released his much awaited animation feature film, Spirited Away, in Hong Kong, My Life As McDull was also promptly released as promised by its production team. In retrospect, when Tsui Hark's much-talked about animation feature film, A Chinese Ghost Story was screened in 1997, it also encountered the lurking presence of Miyazaki's so-called retirement epic animation film, Princess Mononoke, which also went on screen just days after the historic handover of Hong Kong to the mainland Chinese government.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Miyazaki Hayao; My Life as McDull; animation; feature film; timing

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ac.14.1.80_1

Affiliations: University of Hong Kong

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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