Day 22: Chinese Landscape
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**ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 22, 2013**
Yesterday, we introduced our event's current theme on the Kung Fu Panda franchise's portrayal of Chinese culture. Today, we begin our tour of the culture by taking our first stop at the ancient and visually stunning Chinese landscape.
The Kung Fu Panda team at DreamWorks Animation really worked hard on this aspect of Chinese culture in the films, starting with concept art. In case some of you didn't know, during production on the second film, the team's artistic crew took a trip to China to get a solid perspective of the culture—a large part of it including the landscape. As a result, we (the audience) received massive amounts of eye candy rich with the unique authenticity of the country's environment. I'd personally like to know exactly how much time goes into just landscaping because it's such a large part of the films, and it requires so much detail to put into an animated film, let alone a piece of paper or a canvas.
For today's discussion activity, I'm interested in knowing what you guys think about the franchise's work on landscaping. Share anything you'd like on the subject, and here are some specific questions:
-- What do you like/dislike about it?
-- Which landscape is your favorite (so far)?
-- Is there any kind of specific landscaping you're hoping to see in the future?