Chubby Cubs Go to Chengdu Hits Online

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-06-03

The animation features the dreamlike time-travel of a pair of panda cubs in Chengdu to present a vivid display of the cultural elements of the city.
The animated video Chubby Cubs Go to Chengdu, adapted on the basis of a local nursery rhyme with the same name, has soon become an Internet meme after its release.

The animation features the dreamlike time-travel of a pair of panda cubs in Chengdu to present a vivid display of the cultural elements of the city.
The background music is an adaptation of a nursery rhyme in Sichuan dialect, which tells a story about the interesting experience of two chubby boys in old Chengdu.
The dreamlike and fairytale scenes to represent local culture in the video, 2min. and 33 sec. of length, include the spectacular golden seas of rapeseed flowers, the Sichuan style residences, the bronze statue and the Sunbird symbol from the Jinsha Site, the green Qingcheng Mountains, ancient Taoist temples, Sichuan Opera, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, the community of modern artists at the Lotus Pond, as well as Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the ancient architectures and diversified local snacks.
golden seas of rapeseed flowers
the green Qingcheng Mountains
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
community of modern artists at the Lotus Pond

Sichuan Opera

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The making of the animation

The animated video of Chubby Cubs Go to Chengdu is created by a team of four young artists and designers and the production of the animation began about one year ago. The team spent long time doing all the on-the-spot investigation, script and lyrics writing, animation creation and post production, with dedication to creating a meticulously perfect video and visual presentation.

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