According to Cartoon Brew, the live-action/animated Chinese blockbuster, Monster Hunt, is starting its American theatrical run today. The 2015 Chinese film tells the story about a man who becomes impregnated with a monster child in an alternate past wherein humans and monsters used to live alongside each other. Now, it’s up to him and a female monster hunter to protect the child from being caught. You can check out the trailer below.
The film went on to become the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time grossing 2.438 billion yuan ($371 million US)! It’s directed by Hong Kong animator and director, Raman Hui, most famous for being a supervising animator for Shrek and Shrek 2 as well as a co-director for Shrek the Third.
American cinemagoers will have the option of either seeing an English dub of the film (said to be “the equivalent of a PG rating”) or the original Mandarin film with English subtitles. If you’re interested in seeing the film, click here to see a list of the cinemas that will be showing it.
Are you interested in seeing the film? Would you prefer to watch the subtitled version or the English dub? Are you surprised that a live-action/animated hybrid became the highest-grossing film of all time in China? Let us know in the comments below!
Mark is a self-professed animation fanatic and Disnerd having cultivated a predilection towards animated films during his childhood. His favorite animation studio is Disney and his favorite animated film of all time is Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Other animated films that he loves include The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Robin Hood, The Jungle Book, The Adventures of Tintin, The Peanuts Movie, Monsters, Inc., and Inside Out, amongst many others.