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June 27, 2024

Into the Mortal World: Discover A Journey into the Unknown

Co-invested by Winsing Animation, Bilibili, and Alibaba Pictures, the highly anticipated Chinese animated film Into the Mortal World is set to premiere on July 12th in Mainland China, followed by releases in SEA territories.

China - Let's step into the mystical realms of Into the Mortal World, a groundbreaking animated film that seamlessly blends the enchantment of traditional Chinese culture with the universal allure of the unknown. This cinematic masterpiece captures the essence of curiosity and adventure, taking viewers on a breathtaking journey where every moment is steeped in wonder and discovery.

Twenty-Eight Mansion Spirits

At the heart of Into the Mortal World lies the concept of the 28 mansion spirits, a fundamental aspect of traditional Chinese astronomy. These celestial bodies, each represented by a distinct animal or mythical creature, adding layers of symbolism and cultural significance to the celestial realm.

28 mansion spirits reminiscent of 12 zodiac signs of Western astrology, while both systems use constellations and symbols. Chinese one was chosen for their positions and practical purposes, while zodiac signs were often linked to mythological stories and perceived astrological influences.

The love story of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl

Set against the backdrop of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl, Into the Mortal World embarks on a captivating journey that unveils the tale of their descendants.

This celestial romance, a poignant narrative that has captivated Chinese hearts for generations, finds parallels in the Western world with the renowned tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The Cowherd, a humble farmer, and the Weaver Girl, a celestial maiden, fall deeply in love despite their vastly different worlds. Their forbidden love is discovered, and the Weaver Girl is banished to the celestial realm, separated from her beloved Cowherd. The magpies, touched by their unwavering love, form a bridge once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month(Qixi Festival), allowing the couple to reunite briefly.

"Into the Mortal World is not merely an animated film; it is an invitation to discover the rich tapestry of Chinese traditions, culture, and folklore. “With its captivating storyline, breathtaking visuals, and profound symbolism, the film promises an unforgettable cinematic journey that will leave audiences with a deeper appreciation for the enduring beauty and wisdom of Chinese heritage.” Director Zhongding says.

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