Huzhou-made animated drama makes global debut

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Nov 16, 2022

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A scene from Qihuan Shuijingjing, the first animated TV series produced by Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hz66.com]

Qihuan Shuijingjing, the first animated series produced by Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, was aired on a channel run by Astro in Malaysia on Nov 6.

The broadcast marked its premiere across the globe. Since then, the 20-episode series has been made available on a number of domestic and international TV channels in the United States, Singapore, Indonesia and more.

Produced by Huzhou Xungu Culture Film & Television Co Ltd, the cartoon tells a story of Shuijingjing, an ecological guardian spirit shaped like a small water drop who activates everything with its spiritual power and makes every plant and historical relic come alive.

A representative of Huzhou Xungu Culture Film & Television Co Ltd said they hope to showcase the local culture and scenery of Nanxun Ancient Town through the animation.

Nanxun Ancient Town is the only national 5A scenic spot in Huzhou. Founded in 1252 during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the town in the city's Nanxun district is listed among the top six ancient towns in Jiangnan, a region located south of the Yangtze River.

The work is also expected to further raise the city's visibility among investors and visitors, said a head official at the publicity department of the CPC Nanxun committee.

Many scenes in the show were based on Nanxun Ancient Town, as well as local cuisines and intangible cultural heritage items like silk and writing brushes.

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A poster for Qihuan Shuijingjing, the first animated TV series produced by Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/hz66.com]