Oriental DreamWorks - Shanghai - China
About Oriental DreamWorks
Oriental DreamWorks creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films and television series for audiences around the world. With the ambition to become a China-based family branded entertainment company, Oriental DreamWorks creates entertainment in China for China and for export to the rest of the world. Based in Shanghai, the company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques.
It actually all started in 2004 when DreamWorks Animation began to develop the film, “Kung Fu Panda”. The filmmakers were determined to make this movie as authentically Chinese as possible. They really did their homework in order to be accurate in every detail of the story, the imagery, and the culture. Once the film was completed, it was translated into 45 languages around the world.
The film turned out to be more than DreamWorks Animation ever imagined or hoped for – it was truly a love letter to China. It was also a massive hit in China. More motivated than ever, the team then created “Kung Fu Panda 2” in 2011 which was even more successful. In China, it quickly became the number-one animated film of all time - a position it still holds today.
The initial decision to greenlight a film about a panda who dreamed of being a Kung Fu warrior resulted in a great movie, which resulted in a second great movie, which resulted in a franchise, which resulted in DreamWorks becoming one of the most admired brands in China. And, we now realized, this was the opportunity to establish a China-based diversified family brand that created entertainment in China for China, and or export to the rest of the world.
“Kung Fu Panda 3” is underway as an Oriental DreamWorks co-production, much of which is being produced at a world-class animation studio in Shanghai.