|A scene from the movie "Puffy-haired girl".|
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Animation Studio has just released twenty-one animated films from this year's productions. The films span a wide range of genres and content areas, but all share a common goal: to honour Việt Nam's rich history and culture while inspiring creativity in young viewers.
These include four 2D movies, six 3D movies, and 11 paper-cut cartoons with both voice-over and silent genres.
Tiny Planet, Paradise Guava Tree, Puffy-Haired Girl, Behind the Witchcraft, The Legend of the Nêu tree, and Miracle of Dạ Trạch Lagoon were among the six best films chosen to be screened at the premiere.
Miracle of Dạ Trạch lagoon is the longest film with historical themes, lasting 30 minutes and depicting the Vietnamese hero Triệu Quang Phục defeating the Lương invaders in the 6th century.
|Poster of animated film " Miracle of Dạ Trạch lagoon".|
According to the studio's representative, three other historical animated films, Đinh Tiên Hoàng Emperor (2D film), Núi Nưa gong (2D film), and Núi Tản Hero (3D film) with a duration of 30 minutes, are also in the final stages of production and will be released in 2023.
Phạm Ngọc Tuấn, General Director of Việt Nam Animation Studio Joint Stock Company, spoke at the film's premiere, expressing his joy and pleasure with the studio's production over the past year.
When asked about the company's efforts to reach out to young audiences during the summer break following the pandemic's two-year pause, he said: "In the past year, the event showing Vietnamese cartoons at the National Cinema Centre is considered a success and also a great step for the company to serve young viewers."
"From this activity, the company wishes to form a habit of going to cinemas to watch Vietnamese cartoons for young audiences so they can enjoy Vietnamese animated films produced under standard conditions."
Tuấn said that the company's essential duty is to produce films on order from the State, but it is also expanding into service businesses such as the producing of animation-related products and collaborating with partners to distribute animated films and maintain coverage on telecommunications services.
He believes Vietnamese animation can be viewed on paid movie platforms, charged TV channels, and social media networks.
Established in 1959, Việt Nam Animation Studio (Việt Nam Animation Studio Joint Stock Company) is the country's largest and most venerable animation studio.
At the 2021 Kite Awards, the studio received the Golden Kite Award for the film Đỗ Đỏ's Grandmother, directed by Nguyễn Thị Hồng Linh, the Silver Kite Award for the film Female General Mê Linh directed by Phùng Văn Hà, and the Bronze Kite Award for the film Mist directed by Phạm Hồng Sơn. VNS