GKIDS is Set To Distribute Its First Chinese Animated Film, WHITE SNAKE, For The U.S.
GKIDS has grown into one of the premiere movie distributors for great animated films, many of which are anime film from Japan like Your Name and several Studio Ghibli films. Well, they have acquired their first Chinese animated film called White Snake, which is a fantasy epic based on ancient Chinese lore known as The Legend of the White Snake.
This looks like a beautifully animated film and it tells a love story of a hunter and a mythical snake disguised as a human hunter. It seems to serve as a prequel to the legendary Chinese story. Here’s the official synopsis:
From Light Chaser Animation, one of China’s premiere animation studios, comes a visually stunning new take on a classic legend. One day a young woman named Blanca is saved by Xuan, a snake catcher from a nearby village. She has lost her memory, and together they go on a journey to discover her real identity, developing deeper feelings for one another along the way. But as they learn more about her past, they uncover a darker plot of supernatural forces vying for power, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.
GKIDS will release White Snake in the US this fall. Here’s a trailer that was released.