Puppet animation / Determination of Confucius: The chapter of over weight / 2:01 / 2003

2003 Determination of Confucius / Puppet animation
Co-Director: Danny Chiu

2004 Public Screening of at the 1st Taiwan International Children’s TV and Film Festival,
2004 Public Screening of at the International Student Film Program at the 6th Taipei Film Festival
2005 Honorable Mention Award in a German Stop-Motion Animation Competition “Morph 2005”

Because modern people are more and more unfamiliar with Chinese cultures, what is more, they feel depressed and uninterested about them and realize the Analects of Confucius are just ossified doctrines. And force children to memorize during their stage of learning, which contrarily causes backfire. There is an example that people live in England who never wants to read Shakespeare as long as they live. Being unfamiliar with traditional cultures owing to different ages, environment discrepancies, and conflicts between Chinese and Western civilizations, we think of the new interpreting and designing performing skills. By using vivid cartoon animations to interest all of us in Chinese cultures anew.

Due to the Chinese cultures is now gradually sinking. In order to keep original cultures, enhance people’s impressions of the Analects of Confucius, and let it be the index and truth of how one conducts oneself in society. With new interpreting skills to give it new meanings, without making it become depressed and serious.

The Chapter Of Over Weight:
Lu-Lu thought she is fat. She ate a lot of drug to lose weight. She want to know how the drug affect? Above the gauge of weight has a sentence “Gentleman, no weight, is not might”. When Lu-Lu stepped on the gauge of weight, the gauge of weight is dynamited. Gong-gong and Tsai-tsai were dumbfounded. They want to laugh, but Lu-Lu stared at them. So they dare not to do and then…

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