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Director:
Writer:
Tianyi Zhang (story)
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Release Date:
29 June 2007 (China) See more »
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Plot:
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Despite being a film aimed at small kids, this film has a great animated lead and several moments of real movie magic See more (3 total) »

Cast

 
Peisi Chen ... Bao Hu Lu
Aaron Michael Drozin ... John (voice)

Drake Johnston ... Raymond (voice)

Ching Wan Lau ... Magic Gourd (voice)
Gigi Leung ... Miss Liu
Qilong Zhu ... Wang Bao

Directed by
Frankie Chung 
 
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Tianyi Zhang  story

Produced by
Jon M. Chu .... producer (as John Chu)
 
Original Music by
Peter Kam 
 
Cinematography by
Chi Ying Chan 
 
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
 
Art Direction by
Pater Wong 
 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
 
Production Management
Vivian Cheuk .... production manager
Wai Luen Pang .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lanbo Cheuk .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Boom Suvagondha .... dialogue editor
Ben Wilkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Traithep Wongpaiboon .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Henry Kwok Ho Chan .... visual effects artist
Cecil Man Ching Cheng .... visual effects producer
Dy Choi Ying Chung .... visual effects assistant:
Harry Ching Wei Hung .... computer graphics supervisor
Ralph Chun Ho Poon .... visual effects artist
Don Wong .... effects supervisor: Centro Digital
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kaiyou Zhao .... assistant camera
 

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Also Known As:
"Bao hu lu de mi mi" - China (original title)
"The Magic Gourd" - Singapore (English title)
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The directors auditioned many children before finding Zhu Qilong for the role of Wang Bao.See more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Despite being a film aimed at small kids, this film has a great animated lead and several moments of real movie magic, 5 January 2008
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

(This review is based upon seeing the film in Chinese without benefit of English subtitles)

A young boy who dreams too much is often the laughing stock of his class. One day while fishing he reels in a magic gourd that talks and is granted what ever he wants.

A good Disney film from China, that I'm betting won't be seen in the US which is a shame. Though the story is aimed for young kids, the film still scores high points because the acting of the kid and the character animation of the gourd and the frog are excellent. The animated characters are real characters and I for one completely bought that gourd was wandering around. It helps that the actor doing the voice seems to be playing it straight, which is great. To be honest the animation here is some of the best character animation that Disney has released. I'd love to see this in English since I think this could really work for English speaking audiences. I saw this in Chinese sans English subtitles and it worked for me.(Apparently there is a subtitled version out there but I haven't found it yet) Here's a film that with a good translation or rewriting could be nice hit on DVD (I'm trying to think what writer could do the film justice). There is a genuine sense of wonder and magic in many sequences in ways that Disney US hasn't managed to manufacture in quite sometime. Sue me I loved the room full of toys, the gourd on a bird, and the out takes. To be certain the film is a bit too innocent for some audiences, and the denouncement could be seen at the start, but if you take this film for what it is I think you'll have a good time. I really liked this a great deal.

7 out of 10

(Addendum:This comes out in the US on DVD in January 2009)

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