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The Guardian Brothers (2016)

Xiao men shen (original title)
There's a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World -- humans don't believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to ... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Wang

Writers:

Dan Edelstein (english script), Terrence Stone (english version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bai-Ke ... Yu Lei (voice) (as Hongming Luo)
Mike Birbiglia ... The Health Inspector (voice)
Mel Brooks ... Rogman (voice)
Blanca Camacho Blanca Camacho ... Grandma Ru (voice)
Tony Daniels ... Anto / Syno / Roxy (voice)
Yuting Du Yuting Du ... (voice)
Dan Fogler ... Shen Tu (voice)
Steve French ... Dean / Colossus (voice)
Xiaosong Gao ... Shen Tu (voice)
Jason Griffith ... Chet Spiritman (voice)
Sean Kenin ... Deputy 2 (voice)
Nicole Kidman ... Luli (voice)
Raymond J. Lee ... The Mayor
Bill Lobley ... Deputy 3 (voice)
Edward Norton ... Yu Lei (voice)
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There's a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World -- humans don't believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike.

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

1 January 2016 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Door Gods See more »

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Trivia

Second collaboration between Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. The first time they worked together was in the movie The Hours (2002). See more »

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References Sailor Moon (1992) See more »

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A wonderful animated movie...
17 June 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Prior to sitting down to watch "The Guardian Brothers" (aka "Xiao men shen") I had not heard anything about it. Actually, I didn't even know it existed. I read the synopsis and decided to watch it. Plus, it was set in an Asian setting, which also appeals to me.

This animated movie had a very nice story to tell, and it is very enjoyable even if you are not overly familiar with Chinese mythology. You quickly and easily immerse yourself into the storyline and the world in which the story takes place.

The art style used in this animated movie was quite good, as it was definitely unique and lovely at the same time.

It was just a shame that it was an English dubbed version that I saw, although they had some pretty good voice actors on the cast list for the English dub.

"The Guardian Brothers" is definitely worth taking the time to sit down and watch, whether it is by yourself or with your family and kids.


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