Thru the Moebius Strip
|Thru the Moebius Strip|
|Directed by||Glenn Chaika
|Produced by||Raymond Neoh
|Written by||Jim Cox|
|Edited by||Bob Bender
|Budget||CN¥156 million (US$20 million)|
|Box office||CN¥3.650 million (China)|
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.
The film was produced in Shenzhen, China by the Institute of Digital Media Technology (IDMT). 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, The film was based on an original story and designs by Jean "Moebius" Giraud.
|Name||English Voiced by|
|Young Jac||Michelle Ruff|
|Simon Weir||Mark Hamill|
|Caroline Weir||Peri Gilpin|
|Young Ragis||Daisy Torme|
|Jac Weir||Chris Marquette|
|Prince Ragis||Jonathan Taylor Thomas|
|King Tor||Michael Dorn|
- Directed by Glenn Chaika
- Animation director Kelvin Lee
- Written by James Cox and Paul Gertz
- Based on the Story by Jean Giraud
- Produced by Anthony Neoh, David Kirschner and Frank Foster
- Executive producers Raymond D. Neoh, Jun Aida, Christopher Tuffin, Fred DeWysocki, Gordon Steel, Roxane Barbat and C. Scott Votaw
- Co-producers Jean Giraud and Arnie Wong
- Art director Fred Cline
- Production designer Jean Giraud
- Editors Bob Bender and Lois Freeman-Cox
- Music by Nathan Lanier, Peter Breiner, Patrick Copeland and Oliver Lliboutry
- Visual effects supervisor Manny Wong
- Special effects department Wayne A. Kennedy
- Sound designer Stephen P. Robinson
- Casting and voice director Jack Fletcher
The film earned CN¥3.650 million at the Chinese box office.
The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 and received good reviews for the animation work. 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.
- Computer Graphic is still considered new technology in animation in China - 08/03/2006
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