Thru the Moebius Strip

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Thru the Moebius Strip
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Directed by Glenn Chaika
Kelvin Lee
Produced by Raymond Neoh
David Kirschner
Jun Aida
Written by Jim Cox
Edited by Bob Bender
Lois Freeman-Cox
Release date(s)
Running time 87 minutes
Country China
Language Mandarin
Budget $156 million RMB (US$20 million)

Thru the Moebius Strip (Chinese: 魔比斯环; pinyin: móbǐsī huán) was a Hong Kong–produced 3D-CGI feature film, made in mainland China.

Plot[edit]

The story is about the coming of age of a 14-year-old boy who grew up refusing to accept the loss of his father. He reaches the planet Raphicca 27.2 million light years away to find that his father is prisoner in a kingdom of giant aliens who believe in magic and a medieval code of chivalry. In the midst of a raging battle between good and evil, Jac rescues his father, his new-found family of aliens, the planet of Raphicca, and ultimately, the universe.

Background[edit]

The film was produced by American studios and rendered in Shenzhen, China by the Institute of Digital Media Technology (IDMT).[1] The project began with 200 animators in 2000 and grew to employ more than 400 by the end of production. Unlike traditional Chinese films, the movie was dubbed into English first. Previewed at the Second International Animation and Cartoon Festival at Hangzhou, China on April 27 and May 3, 2006,[2]

Reaction[edit]

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 and received good reviews for the animation work.[3] However film critics have emphasized that the story was mostly catered to the west with eastern elements added in, making it difficult to satisfy any group of audience in any one particular region.

Characters[edit]

Name English Voiced by
Narrator Andrea Miller
Young Jac Michelle Ruff
Simon Weir Mark Hamill
Caroline Weir Peri Gilpin
Young Ragis Daisy Torme
Shepway Jean Simmons
Jac Weir Chris Marquette
Allana Kellie Martin
Prince Ragis Jonathan Taylor Thomas
King Tor Michael Dorn

Crew[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Computer Graphic is still considered new technology in animation in China - 08/03/2006
  2. ^ China Economic Net. "China Economic Net." Thru the Moebius Strip: A 3D animated coup for China. Retrieved on 2006-12-27.
  3. ^ Animation Insider Net. "Animation Insider." China's Moebius Strip. Retrieved on 2006-12-27.

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