Jackie Snapped At Airport

Jackie spotted at Charles De Gaulle, apparently on the way to HK.

The caption on Weibo reads:

戴高乐机场 办登机牌的时候遇到成龙,和我们同一个航班返香港,真人比想象高,175左右,各方面状态都比上镜好很多!也是因为他,我们直接就没有买保险~哈哈哈

We met Jackie Chan while we were checking in our passports at Charles De Gaulle. He was on the same flight back to hong kong as us. He looked taller in person, about 175 thereabouts. He looked a lot better in all areas than on camera. It's also because of him that we didn't buy insurance.. ha ha ha.

Jackie Chan Museum Finished

Well almost ...

THE Jackie Chan Museum, displaying the accomplishments of the renowned movie star, along with nine other arts and culture museums, is expected to receive visitors later this year.

The construction of the Jackie Chan Museum - the only one named after the Hong Kong cinema icon worldwide - has been completed but the interior decoration has yet to be finished, local authorities said yesterday.

All the museums, part of a culture tourism project, are housed along Suzhou Creek and are the highlights of the Changfeng Ecological Business Park in Putuo District.

People will see displays of Chan's acting accomplishments and charity activities. A large number of costumes, props and photographs will be exhibited at the museum.

Lu Huan, an official with the Putuo District government, told Shanghai Daily yesterday that some museums of the tourism project, such as the Changfeng Yacht Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Trademark and Logo Museum and Shanghai Textile Museum, are already open on a trial run, with free entry.

The Jackie Chan Museum comprises three buildings standing at the intersection of the Daduhe Road and Yuanling Road E.

In addition to the facility, museums featuring home appliances, cartoons, and paintings and calligraphy works are also under construction.

Along Suzhou Creek, people can visit various museums and cultural creativity projects lined along the 2.7-kilometer section.


Jackie on Shandong Show - SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

Jackie squeezes in guest appearance on Suprise! Surprise!


Making Popcorn in China

This is just way cool!

I just loved the BOOM in the first video but to see a bit more clearly exactly how they make it:


JCCF Postgraduate Scholarships

Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation
Postgraduate Scholarships in Film, Visual & Performing Arts 2011/12

The School of Arts at the University of Kent, with the support of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, has a scholarship available for the 2010/11 academic year, for a Hong Kong resident graduate studying any of our taught Film MA programmes:

MA Film Studies
MA Film Studies (Paris)

The scholarship will pay £15,000 over one year, which will contribute to tuition fees and accommodation.

The School of Arts is home to an exciting postgraduate community, engaged in a wide variety of innovative, quality, interdisciplinary research. Our 2008 Research Assessment Exercise submission was amongst the largest and most successful departments in our research area.

For further information and advice, please contact:
Dr Aylish Wood – Film Studies

The studentship competition is open to any Hong Kong graduate or mainland resident with a First Degree in an Arts subject or related subject from a Hong Kong University, intending to study for a full time taught MA in the School of Arts.

Application Process
To be eligible for these studentships, candidates must make a formal application for postgraduate research study at the University of Kent. You must apply for a place on your chosen programme of study through the University application procedure -http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/apply/apply.html.

In addition, please provide the following:
A covering letter containing two brief statements (max 200 words each), outlining why you wish to continue your study of film and why Kent offers you this opportunity. Please also submit a sample of previous work and two academic references electronically to the following:

Kevin Goddard
School Administrator (Postgraduate, Research & Enterprise)
E-mail: k.j.goddard@kent.ac.uk

Candidates are expected to have, or be on course to attain, a 2:1 Undergraduate Degree, including a 2:1 Class mark for the dissertation, or equivalent.

Deadline for applications: Friday, 1st July 2011


Old Cars and now Old Motorcycles?

So can we expect a motorcycle chase in Zodiac as well? It would be in keeping with the tradition of AOG 1 & 2.

This photo was not formally identified as being from the shoot in Paris, but that is suspiciously like a tri-color flag in the background there.

I wonder if Jackie hasn't set parts of the film in ye olden days? With the Citroen 2CV and now this bike which are both rather old, if beautifully restored, it just made me wonder.

Very Cool Martial Arts Museum

BURBANK - Billed as the first of its kind in the world, the Martial Arts History Museum reopened in its permanent home in Burbank on Saturday amidst a flurry of martial arts celebrities and fans itching to get a glimpse of more than 300 artifacts.

The grand opening boasted 12th century Samurai armor replicas donated from Japan, colorful magazine covers, a variety of weapons, movie props and a timeline of martial arts films dating back to the 1920s.

It's not just all about Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Jet Li or Jackie Chan, according to Michael Matsuda, owner and founder of the museum, which left Santa Clarita in 2008.

"It's not a who's who, even though there are obviously key figures that you need to put up to represent the history of martial arts," said Matsuda, a 10th degree black belt in Monkey Kung Fu. "These people are a part of Asian culture and show how it connects and is a part of American history as well. It's a blending of the two."

Asian martial arts first appeared on film in the 1921 movie "The Outside Woman," and continued with Japan's "The Seven Samurai," and the original "Green Hornet" TV show, according to the timeline, one of the more popular exhibits at the 3,500-square foot museum.

Later came 1971's "Billy Jack," which kicked off the Kung Fu craze of that decade, including the rise of David Carradine in his "Kung Fu" television series and Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in "Way of the Dragon."

Those movies paved the way for "The Karate Kid," "Big Trouble in Little China," "Xena," and more recently, the "Kill Bill" movies and "Kung Fu Panda."

Displayed below the timeline were props used in several popular movies, including the Karate Kid's Japanese sun-emblazoned headband, the medallion worn by Jackie Chan in "The Medallion" and the costume worn by Cynthia Rothrock - the female equivalent of Chuck Norris in the martial arts world - in "Sci-Fighter."

The idea behind the fighting icons, costumes and weapons is to give people a chance to learn about Asian cultures and the hundreds of fighting styles that have sprung from it, such as Japan's Judo, Korea's Hapkido, and Thailand's Muay Thai.

"This will give a glimpse into how deep the history is and how deep the influences are in today's movies," said Douglas Wong, a Northridge-based martial arts instructor who trained Lucy Lawless for "Xena," Kevin Sorbo for "Hercules," and Carradine. "It's part of Chinese history. You can't talk about Chinese history without martial arts."

And it's a chance for people to learn about the martial arts greats, said Rothrock, a five-time World Karate Champion who holds six black belts in various fighting styles.

"This will keep their memory forever," said Rothrock, who posed for pictures with fans beside her costume. "I think the history gets a little bit lost in martial arts. People don't really know the ancestors. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be where we are today. They taught all of us. They were our inspiration."

Prince Albert Jackson, a martial arts fan from Sherman Oaks, was beside himself. He recalled watching many of the movies listed on the timeline growing up in Bermuda.

"It's fantastic," said Jackson, who said he would return as the museum displays new artifacts. "I'm glad something like this exists."


A Brief News Round Up

Assorted small bits of recent news:

Stanley Tong flew in from Paris to Beijing yesterday to attend the launch of Yue Fei TV series which will start filming in August. It will star Huang Xiaoming.

Source: NEWS.163.COM

As Stanley Tong is producing/co-directing/assisting Jackie with Zodiac does this mean that they expect to be finished filming Zodiac by August? Seems quick considering the size of the production for Zodiac.

The Boy Scouts of Hong Kong recently showed 'Traces of a Dragon' at a fundraiser with the assistance of JCCF.

As the source article focused on some less appealing things I am not sharing the link.

Ajia, New Seven Little Fortunes, Miss World, The Tibetan Children's Choir and others gathered in Beijing yesterday for a charity auction to raise funds for poor children in Tibet. The Tibetan children's choir contributed a folio of their art for the auction as well as singing some traditional Tibetan songs. Ajia also sang. The New Seven Little Fortunes spoke about following Jackie's example and their 'Join us, Help others' campaign. The auction was sponsored by the China Next Generation Education Foundation.


Jackie Shows of his Trailer Home

Jackie shows off his trailer home. Lovely little peek at the new offices, a glimpse of doggies (well doggy) and inside Jackie's trailer home. I had to burst out laughing at Jackie's battle with the cupboard door. End result cupboard O - Jackie Chan 1

Thanks JC Autonetwork!



The official MV for Min Sheng 《民生》has been released:





  演唱:成龙 刘媛媛

  童声: 豆豆
































fù:《mín shēng》gē cí

  zuo cí:wáng píng jiǔ

  zuo qǔ:jīn péi dá

  yǎn chàng:chéng lóng liú yuàn yuàn

  tóng shēng: dòu dòu

  yī gè mèng cóng dōng dào xià

  ràng rén mín zuo zhǔ dāng jiā

  yī tiáo xīn jù xiǎo chéng dà

  zhàn qǐ lái guó lì tiān xià

  wú lùn shì dōng xī nán běi nǎ yī jiā

  diǎn dī lěng nuǎn wèn tiān xià

  wú lùn duō shǎo fēng chuī yǔ dǎ

  mín shēng zài wǒ xīn zhōng zuì dà

  rén mín shì wǒ de gēn

  mín shēng qiān zháo wǒ xīn

  tiē jìn shēn biān qīng tīng xīn lǐ huà

  jiā shì guó shì yī qǐ liáo liáo ba

  rén mín shì wǒ de gēn

  mín shēng qiān zháo wǒ xīn

  wǒ de xiě mài zhàn fàng chūn de huā

  lā zháo shǒu zhī dào

  rén mín zài nǎ

  lì liàng zài nǎ

  rén mín shì wǒ de gēn

  mín shēng qiān zháo wǒ xīn

  hòu mín ér shēng cái yǒu guó hé jiā

  rén mín de xiào liǎn xìng fú biǎo dá

  rén mín shì wǒ de gēn

  mín shēng qiān zháo wǒ xīn

  mín fù guó qiáng hé xié dà zhōng huá

  lā zháo shǒu zhī dào

  rén mín zài nǎ

  lì liàng zài nǎ

  shǒu lā shǒu yǎng wàng

  kě ài de zǔ guó

  wǒ xīn zhōng de huà

One dream, from winter to summer
Let the people call the shots
One heart, from little to many
Stand up and build the nation

Regardless which home it is in the East, West, North or South
Bit by bit, we will ask of your well-being
No matter how much wind and rain there is
The people's livelihood is most important in my heart

The people are my root
The people's livelihood has a hold on my heart
Standing by your side and listening to what's in your heart
Let's talk about family and current affairs together

The people is my root
The people's livelihood has a hold on my heart
My veins bloom Spring flowers
Hand in hand, we will know
Wherever the people are
That is where the strength is

One dream, from winter to summer
Let the people call the shots
One heart, from little to many
Stand up and build the nation

Regardless which home it is in the East, West, North or South
Bit by bit, we will ask of your well-being
No matter how much wind and rain there is
The people's livelihood is most important in my heart

The people are my root
The people's livelihood has a hold on my heart
Standing by your side and listening to what's in your heart
Let's talk about family and current affairs together

The people are my root
The people's livelihood has a hold on my heart
My veins bloom Spring flowers
Hand in hand, we will know
Wherever the people are
That is where the strength is

The people are my root
The people's livelihood has a hold on my heart
First the people, then there is country and family
The smiling faces of the people express happiness

The people are my root
The people's livelihood has a hold on my heart
Rich citizens and a strong country harmonise Greater China
Hand in hand, we will know
Wherever the people are
That is where the strength is

Hand in hand, we look up to
Our lovely motherland
The picture in my heart

Jackie Stunt Team Spotted

Jackie Chan Stunt Team members were spotted yesterday at Château de Chantilly preparing for a stunt sequence on the roof top. According to the report Jackie is expected to film there for 3 days.


Lovely Blog Entry with Video of Jackie with Make-A-Wish

This is a different perspective of Dayne Nourse's visit to Hong Kong to see Jackie with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Includes a lovely video (put it on full screen) of Jackie teaching Dayne some moves. Click on the photos to see large size including one in Jackie's office bathroom. (As to be expected its sparkling clean)


Some Additional Shots from 1911

Source from Weibo on photos.

Forbes Asia: Philanthropy's Hardest Working Man

Another long day is nearly over, and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan is beat. And no wonder: The day before, he made an overnight dash to Beijing, carrying a torch in a run to promote the upcoming World University Games in Guangzhou. Landing in Hong Kong he rushes straight to a series of photo shoots, appearances and dubbing duties for Kung Fu Panda 2. Rubbing his eyes, it's clear he needs a break. But he still has one more appointment, this time with a special opponent.

Dayne Nourse flew in from Salt Lake City in the U.S. to show Chan his moves. He hardly looks like a formidable foe, especially to anyone with Chan's kung fu skills. However, Hong Kong's top hero has a weakness for such adversaries. Nourse, 14, stands waist-high, when he stands. Mostly, he sits in a wheelchair, crippled by brittle bone disease. The Make-A-Wish Foundation flew him to Hong Kong. Meeting idol Jackie Chan is his final wish.

The ultimate pro, Chan responds with a performance that has all eyes misting up at a Chinese dinner he hosts for Nourse and another Make-A-Wish teen, Keisha Knauss, at a west Kowloon restaurant. Chan makes silly faces and flirts with Knauss, then teaches kung fu moves to Nourse. "He's really cool," Nourse gushes afterward. "I knew he was nice from his films, but I had no idea how nice he would be. This has really been a dream come true."

At the banquet filled with friends, Chan bounces from table to table, the perfect host. But he dotes on the teens. Knauss calls him "my boyfriend" to much laughter, but for one special day he really is. Earlier Chan took the teens around his Clearwater Bay film studio, showered them with souvenirs and demonstrated daring stunts. "I know how important this moment is," he confides during a moment away from the youngsters. "If I can help them to live two more days, or two more years, whatever it takes. This is what makes me happy."

Chan, 57, punched his way to fame in scores of cheap sock 'em flicks through the 1970s in Hong Kong before becoming the city's first Hollywood star in the 1990s. Today he's more than an entertainment juggernaut with hundreds of films, television and cartoon shows, and record albums to his credit. In a city obsessed with commerce, where billionaires are celebrities, this grade school dropout is a Hong Kong icon. In earlier times it was hard to walk a block without seeing his face on a poster or product advertisement. The same now holds true in the rest of China, where he's often on hand opening cinemas, hosting variety shows and making appearances.

Unlike so many pretty boys in the Hong Kong industry, which was the biggest in the world after Hollywood until the 1990s, Chan rose from rags to riches and did it his own way--performing death-defying stunts himself. As a global star with international hits such as Rush Hour, he claimed fees of up to $25 million a picture. More important, he altered the formulaic way Hong Kong made and marketed films. "Jackie Chan helped create the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema in the 1980s and subsequently was part of the Hong Kong talent that succeeded in Hollywood and international cinema," says Roger Garcia, executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival. "He helped shape how the world today looks at Hong Kong movies."

Some critics term his films trivial, panning Chan's cheesy mix of comedy, action and positive themes. Yet the blend has proven box office appeal; his fans span the globe and defy categorization. In December his Facebook page topped 10 million fans. Even critics concede that he injected life into Asian action films with his martial arts mastery.

Along the way Chan has been transformed from stuntman and fighter to unlikely leading man and role model. However slapstick the script, his films usually have strong moral messages. He often defends underdogs or urchins. Invariably his movies are clean-cut, without sex scenes or graphic violence--call it Kung Fu Disney with Confucian characteristics.

What is less known is how fame has transformed Chan into one of Asia's premier philanthropists. Others may give more or get more attention, but probably nobody works harder for more causes than Chan. "Every time we ask him to do an event, he agrees without any question," says Anthony Lau, director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Chan has been the face of everything from no-smoking campaigns to cleanup efforts. Lau recalls requesting the star's appearance in Japan two years ago. Chan was working in remote China but flew 30 hours straight to the event. "The next day, he made the journey back--another 30 hours."

Chan has always regretted his lack of a formal education. So when he launched the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1988, it offered scholarships and other help to young people. Over the years the scope has broadened to include medical services, help for the poor and quick responses to natural disasters. After China's Sichuan earthquake he donated more than $1.3 million to relief. His impact is multiplied when he lends his name and puts his boundless energy behind a cause.

Two days before meeting the U.S. teens, as FORBES ASIA trails the hyperkinetic Chan around Hong Kong, he bounds up several flights of an old apartment building, bursting into a room of photographers. Flashes pulsate as he poses with a giant cardboard check for around $3.4 million. This was raised in a concert he organized to help victims of the Japan quake and tsunami. He put up $150,000 of his own money.

Twenty minutes later we are back in a car, Chan behind the wheel. "I love driving," he says, zipping in and out of Hong Kong traffic, jabbering at every stoplight into a pair of phones--one for China, one for Hong Kong--before pulling into the driveway of his Kowloon Tong home. There are two old houses, side by side in a huge lot framed by giant thickets of bamboo. Jackie lives in one with his wife; his son, Jaycee Chan, also an actor and musician, lives in the other.

This is an unscheduled stop in a day crammed with appointments. Chan is a ball of energy but easily distracted, making a shambles of any itinerary. Our meetings have been repeatedly rescheduled, month after month. Staff members say he's a reluctant delegator who tries to do everything himself. Even so, they are intensely loyal and talk lovingly of their good-natured boss. Practically all have been with him for years, some for decades. "He wants to be on top of everything," says Mabel Cheung, one of Hong Kong's most respected film directors, who made Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan and His Lost Family.

A dozen years ago Chan learned that both his parents had previously been married and had abandoned families in the mainland amid the chaos of the Chinese civil war. Cheung took a film crew to China and interviewed his half-siblings and then went to Australia and filmed him talking to his parents about their past. She says he is a joy to work with. "He followed my direction and never asked to change a single thing. He never even came into the editing room."

Unlike most Hong Kong stars, Chan travels under his own power, eschewing big entourages. We often leave a car in a lot--Chan parking himself--then ride an escalator and hustle to a meeting or meal. Maybe because he's dressed down and lacks bodyguards, hardly anyone seems to notice. When they do, smiles invariably bloom. Everyone seems to cherish Jackie Chan. "Even as an international star, he's very much a Hong Kong person," notes Cheung. "He really acts like a big brother to everyone in the film industry in Hong Kong. He always has gatherings for his friends, in his house."

His superstardom and simplicity seem surprising in a city so consumed by flash and showiness. But his boisterous can-do spirit is the essence of Hong Kong. "I think Jackie Chan is one of the reasons people come here," says Lau. "They know him and his attitude, and that says a lot about Hong Kong."

His wealth has been pegged at $130 million, but he's happy to eat a bowl of dumplings set on a folding card table outside his house. The furnishings are modest. On a wall is a plastic decoration often seen in dentist offices, a kind of clock-shaped mingling of the words: "Live, Learn, Laugh, Love, Life."

Chan wears old sneakers and ripped jeans and seems uninterested in possessions or attention-grabbing statements. His yard does host a collection of cars, including a vintage Rolls-Royce. One has the license "123," which cost him $150,000. He says he's been offered six times that amount to sell the plates in numbers-obsessed Hong Kong. "But I'll never sell." The plate, he says, denotes the date, Dec. 3, his son was born. He also shares the property with a pair of Golden Retrievers--Jones and JJ. His wife of nearly 30 years is Taiwanese former actress Lin Feng-Jiao, or Joan. "It makes it easy--we're all Js," he says with that moon-size smile.

Chan spent his early years atop Victoria Peak, Hong Kong's most prestigious address, but his was never the life of privilege. His father worked as a cook at the French consulate; his mother did laundry. He lasted less than a year in school. Instead, when his father moved to another job, with the American embassy in Australia, Chan was enrolled in the China Drama Academy in Kowloon, a Peking Opera school run by Master Yu Jim-Yuen. He proved a superlative student of acrobatics and martial arts; he started working in films at age 8.

Chan admits he didn't take to charity at first. "When I started, people were always asking me to do stuff, and I was just too busy, so I always said no," he says. "Then I finally agreed. I remember being so embarrassed. Kids came up to me and asked what I brought them, and I didn't know. I hadn't done it. Somebody else did it for me. They all thanked me, and I was shamed." That was 25 years ago

At nearly the same time Chan was in Yugoslavia, filming a dangerous stunt. He's listed in record books for doing the toughest stunts and has taken numerous tumbles, breaking most bones in his body. On this day he took a near fatal drop on his head. "It was one of the first times in my life where I started thinking, what have I really done, for myself, for my country, for society? I thought, if I recover I have to do more for everyone."

In 2004 he started his second foundation, the Dragon's Heart Foundation, which builds schools and helps children and the elderly in remote parts of China. One of his cleverest schemes for this foundation has been to enlist kids from around the world to contribute, and he matches all funds. But the global bond is far more important than the folded dollars that flow in. "I want to show you something superspecial," he says at his Clearwater Bay studio. One hallway is crammed with photographs signed by celebrity pals: Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Madonna, as well as Tiger Woods, James Brown and a Miss World or two. On the other wall are movie posters and trophies.

But Chan guides me inside to his real treasures. "Look at this," he says, pulling out a stack of poster boards filled with crayon coloring and collages, many featuring dollar bills. These are donations from kids all over the world. Some put together classroom projects, others went door-to-door or emptied their cookie jars. "Now I have to double everything," he says. "There is no way I'd ever spend any of this. Someday, I'll have a museum and hang this on the walls."

Chan talks of cinemas in China. He's about to debut his epic, 1911, covering 100 years of Chinese history; the patriotic flick is his 100th. He's recently opened China's biggest Cineplex, with 17 screens, in Beijing and has plans for dozens more. He has his own line of clothing and Jackie Chan cafes and gyms. There are so many business ventures, he cannot keep track. When he's on the phone I explore the studio and spot several Segways. Sure enough, he has a distributorship.

A philanthropic pioneer among Hong Kong entertainers, Chan sets an example for stars such as Jet Li who have launched charities. It's easy to understand why he works so hard. "When I was a child, I was very poor and wanted everything. So when I got money I began buying things. Now I want to give away everything. When I give somebody something and see their face, it just makes me so happy."

Chan believes giving will catch on in China, too. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett received a cold response when they visited to solicit support for a global campaign to get tycoons to pledge half their estates to charity after their death. Chan has taken the pledge. "China is an old country, but people are just starting to get money," he says. "I think they will follow the same path; it's just starting."

In the homespun wisdom of Jackie Chan, the way forward is simple. "I do small things. I try to do good things every day. If everyone does some good, think of what a good world this will be."


And the Photos Came in One By One

Another one of Jackie filming Zodiac, unknown location, Paris.....


Some Newer Adverts

A small collection of more recent adverts Jackie has made that you may not have seen.


Filming Zodiac on The Seine

On a barge,
On the Seine,
In Paris ....


Rare Photo of Jackie


More Photos & News of Jackie Filming in Paris

The actor was spotted Wednesday, June 15 turning several scenes at the airport of Roissy (see the edition of Parisien.fr pay ), then, here Saturday, June 18 in the heart of Paris.

For the purposes of filming, the actor came along with no fewer than 90 extras, actors and technicians! The film is scheduled for 2011.

SOURCE: you.leparisien.fr

Jackie In Paris Photos

5 May 2011

18 June 2011


Chantilly Castle with Jackie Chan!


Another Peek at Zodiac

Just another little glimpse...


Technical trivia from Kung Fu Panda 2

This stuff kind of holds a weird kind of fascination so here it is:

Po (Jack Black, center) and The Furious Five (left to right) Crane (David Cross), Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Monkey (Jackie Chan), and Viper (Lucy Liu) are reunited in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 2. (Image courtesy of DreamWorks Animation)

DreamWorks Animation SKG uses HP Z800 workstations and physics simulation tools for maximum impact. One scene took more than 7 million render hours.

Kung Fu Panda 2, now in theaters from DreamWorks Animation SKG, pushed the behind-the-scenes digital technology envelope in several directions.

For its last several releases DreamWorks animators have been using HP workstations exclusively. For KFP2 the animation staff used the current generation of HP Z800 workstation, capable of running with dual quadcore Intel Xeon CPUs.

The original Kung Fu Panda film, released in 2008, used more than 50 terabytes of data and required nearly 25 million render hours. With the switch to stereoscopic 3D and the ever-escalating demands of filmmakers, Kung Fu Panda 2 used 100 terabytes of data and required more than 55 million render hours. One render hour means 1 hour of processing time on one CPU core. An 8-core (dual quadcore) computer can do 8 render hours in one hour. DreamWorks must have farmed out much of the final rendering to outside render farms, but does not discuss such arrangements.

Before the tech stuff, here’s the story line. In KPF2, Po (voiced by Jack Black) is living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

A large studio like DreamWorks Animation uses these blockbuster franchises to advance their state of the art, then takes advantage of them in films with less potential payback to lower costs. In KFP2 new technical achievements were required to produce character effects like fur, feathers, cloth and armor, that fill the entire KFP2 world, not just limiting visual richness to the main characters.

For example, when a cannonball hits water in a key battle scene, a big splash is generated to emphasize the power of the impact. For the close-up shot, an FX artist used specialized, proprietary Dreamworks software to render more than10 million particles.

KFP2 is the first DreamWorks Animation film to use dynamic, physics-based crowd characters, such as the wolves, villians in the story. The wolves engage in a kung fu battle with Po and The Furious Five, and are able to dynamically react using a proprietary DreamWorks Animation kung fu physics simulation tool. One of the wolves gets hit with 1,220 peaches, which in the real world would weigh 457 pounds and be travelling at 105 miles per hour. Using a new proprietary physics engine, DreamWorks rendered the scene to real-world accuracy. The energy force is the same as getting hit by an automobile traveling at 45 miles per hour.

During a scene when a tower is destroyed, there are more than 50,000 splinters and small pieces of debris produced. The final battle sequence of the film, which takes place in the harbor and canals of Gongmen City, is calculated to contain more than 60 million gallons of water. The scene required the most intensive computational graphics work of the film and more than 7 million render hours were consumed to produce 14,000 frames.


A2Z Animals

Remember this advert?

The tiger is/was trained by A2Z Animals, a company that prides itself on its compassionate training methods. You can find their wonderful website HERE.

Jackie Chan For Wild Aid

I was looking for a specific advert for Wild Aid for the next post and saw all Jackie's videos for them and thought it would be a good idea to have a post featuring them. So here are all Jackie's adverts for Wild Aid in one place but in no particular order.


The Dragon's Heart Fairy Tale

I wrote the lyrical poem for this video several years ago and then illustrated it intending to create a book from it. As that idea sort of went nowhere for a long time I then used my illustrations to create this video. It was, as you will see, inspired by Jackie's Charity especially Dragon's Heart.

You can read more about one of the Dragon's Heart Projects HERE. Because Jackie will display every donation drawing in his new museum in Shanghai he not only matches your donation dollar for dollar but replaces your donation so that he can keep your creativity intact. What a wonderful gesture and incentive for children to participate.


Jackie wrote at least One Song!

One of the questions that has arisen many times is "Has Jackie written any songs?" and here is the answer. Yes he has!

When I look into the faces of these young people, I feel that they can be bright and have great potential in their future as long as they don’t give up. This thought reminded me of a song, and I felt I really had to sing it to them. Why did I have to sing this song for them? This song is not love song; it is a song about a hero. It is a song that I wrote with my friend Lee Chung Sing when I told him I wanted to sing a song about encouragement. I didn’t want some cheesy love song, and as we were talking we came up with a song about a hero.

This song is called “Running Toward the Sunshine” and it was written specifically for the prisoners. I hadn’t sung this song for a long time, I though I knew I’d probably forget the melody or the lyrics, I still tried to sing it. Once I finished, I heard intense applause. My goals here were to give people encouragement and support so that they too can head for the sunshine.



Running Toward the Sunshine

There things in my heart I want to say
But I haven’t the chance to tell you
Tonight I have a deep feeling I’ve never had
Right now, it maybe the right time to say it

Remember failure always follows me
The result of failure wants me to submit to it
Low self esteem used to be a part of me
In the journey of life I have been affected by it

But I think a man should always walk toward the sunshine
Be determined and never look back
No matter that this journey will be personal
Be brave, and bear with the pain

I think people should head toward hope
No matter what pain you come across, don’t give in
The journey of life, is a personal journey,
Luck will reach out to you with open arms

xiàng zháo yáng guāng zǒu

yǒu xiē shì zài wǒ xīn zhōng xiǎng duì nǐ shuō

zhī shì wǒ zhǎo bù dào jī huì kāi kǒu

jīn yè wǒ yǒu yī zhòng cóng lái méi yǒu de gǎn dòng

xiàn zài shuō yě gōng zhèng shì shí hòu

jì de shī bài tā céng jīng lǎo shì gēn ? wǒ zǒu

cuò zhé tā xiǎng jìn bàn fǎ yào wǒ dī tóu

zhī wéi tā céng jīng shì wǒ duō nián de péng yǒu

zài rén shēng de lù shàng jiàng wǒ zuǒ yòu

kě shì wǒ xiǎng rén zǒng yào xiàng ? yáng guāng zǒu

xià dìng jué xīn zěn mo kǔ yě bú yào huí tóu

rén shēng de lù zǒng guī yào zì jǐ zǒu zì jǐ zǒu

gǔ qǐ yǒng qì chéng shòu wǒ xiǎng rén zǒng shì yào xiàng ? xī wàng zǒu

xià dìng jué xīn zěn mo tòng yě bú yào dī tóu

rén shēng de lù zǒng guī yào zì jǐ zǒu

xìng fú tā huì xiàng nǐ lì chū wēn nuǎn de shuāng shǒu


有 些 事 在 我 心 中 想 对 你 说

只 是 我 找 不 到 机 会 开 口

今 夜 我 有 一 种 从 来 没 有 的 感 动

现 在 说 也 缸5c正 是 时 候

记 得 失 败 它 曾 经 老 是 跟 著 我 走

挫 折 它 想 尽 办 法 要 我 低 头

只 为 它 曾 经 是 我 多 年 的 朋 友

在 人 生 的 路 上 将 我 左 右

可 是 我 想 人 总 要 向 著 阳 光 走

下 定 决 心 怎 么 苦 也 不 要 回 头

人 生 的 路 总 归 要 自 己 走 自 己 走

鼓 起 勇 气 承 受 我 想 人 总 是 要 向 著 希 望 走

下 定 决 心 怎 么 痛 也 不 要 低 头

人 生 的 路 总 归 要 自 己 走

幸 福 它 会 向 你 利 出 温 暖 的 双 手

Maggie Q talks about being discovered by Jackie


Jackie & Kwong Sang Woo

and remember this?

and they also met at the 311 Charity Concert for Japan


Two Fun Sites for Jackie Chan Fantasia

I found these two fun sites for Jackie Chan Fantasia cartoon

(In Chinese)

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1911 - Do they look like the person they are playing?

Here you can see a photo of the actor alongside a photo of the historical person they are playing.

Sun Yat Sen

Huang Xing

Yuan Shi Kai


Chinese Zodiac Heads Exhibit

Four of the Chinese Zodiac heads are currently on display in Nanning China as part of the Summer Palace Heritage Tour The exhibit is to run until 26 June 2011.


Zodiac is looking for Extras

A French casting agency has this advert up for extras for Zodiac.

Casting silhouettes talking to Jackie Chan movie CZ12

For the film of Jackie Chan "CZ12", for a day of filming in late June.

I'm looking for silhouettes talking (tariff union) Men and women between 25 and 40 who speak these languages:

CHINESE, CAMBODIAN, EGYPT, AFRICA (preferably: Mali, Senegal ...)

We must speak the language of the original request, a sequence of interview will be rotated.

I'm also looking 2 extras (union rates) male 30-40years to bring the cameras shoulders ..... I seek a dancer of 70 years-75 years, white-haired, small and conveyed (petrol allowance)

Put in the email subject: Silhouette panel or cameraman or woman 70years

Thank you to answer only if you correspond by sending recent photos, contact information and the language spoken by mail to the address below:

Ad posted directly by the recruiter and verified by us

Published: June 6, 2011 at 14:10

Casting silhouettes parlantes pour film CZ12 de Jacky Chan

Pour le film DE jackie Chan "CZ12", pour une journée de tournage fin juin.

Je recherche des silhouettes parlantes (tarif syndical)Hommes /femmes entre 25 et 40 ans parlant les langues suivantes :

CHINOIS, CAMBODGIEN, ÉGYPTIEN, AFRICAIN (de préférence :mali,sénégal...)

Il faut parler la langue de l'origine demandée; une séquence d'interview va être tournée.

Je recherche aussi 2 figurants (tarif syndical) hommes 30-40ans pour porter les caméras épaules.....je recherche aussi une figurante de 70 ans -75ans, aux cheveux blancs ,petite et véhiculée (indemnité essence)

Mettre dans l'objet du mail : Silhouette parlante ou CAMERAMAN ou dame 70ans

Merci de ne répondre que si vous correspondez en envoyant, photos récentes, vos coordonnées et la langue parlée par mail à l'adresse indiquée ci-dessous :

Annonce postée directement par le recruteur et vérifiée par nos soins

Publié le : 6 juin 2011 à 14:10


Zodiac is Filming in Paris

Jackie treats the crew to a feast.


After appearing together on the red carpet at the Shanghai International Film Festival the cast, and other production team members held a press conference to launch the official posters and weibo for 1911.

1911 WEIBO

Here are the posters:

Zhao Wenxuan (Sun Yat Sen)

Li Bingbing (Xu Zonghan)

Jackie Chan (Huang Xing)


Last night, at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival red carpet, bringing together more than 70 giant stars in the epic war system "Revolution" to luxury all-star lineup of wonderful debut, won warm applause from the scene. This morning, the film held the first official press conference in Shanghai, Zhang Li, director, screenwriter Wang Xingdong carrying Zhaowen Xuan, Li Bingbing, Sun Chun, quiet, Hu Ge and other key creative scene to help out, sorry for the absence of the Jackie Chan film in the film played the revolutionary hero Huang Xing, general director is also responsible for the task.
After the Shanghai Municipal Committee, and other related propaganda minister Yang Zhenwu cordially met with the crew and his party leaders. He said the film a good choice of theme, Revolution of 2011 coincided with the 100th anniversary celebration, "choose at this time, shooting a memorable film and television work, is the time required, the people want, is of great significance."

Li Bingbing: Shooting hard not Hanlei

Film, Li Bing Bing plays the female revolutionaries Xuzong Han is the wife of Huang Xing, which is following the successful star in "Forbidden Kingdom", her second collaboration with Jackie Chan, the two will start a war are in the film in relationship. Li Bingbing said she played Xuzong Han in the course of the appearance of the heart are also soft, heart full of admiration for strong women: "Xu Zonghan ideological progress, she has dedicated his life to the revolutionary cause, no regrets, this spirit that I was very moved and we should learn. "
Directed by Zhang Li said, "Revolution" in the viewfinder opencast coal mine, the main studio a few hundred meters deep underground tunnel in the bottom, shooting conditions are tough, but the film's war scenes in the frequent natural and ultimately create the effect of guns. Sun Yat-sen Zhao Wenxuan play also said: "Jackie Chan and Ice is very hard in the studio, there was a heavy rain for the next revolution in Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs corpses of the play, Li Bingbing jumped into the icy water for hours for a shot." But despite So, the whole crew have all been work, several "big names" are all actors, "take the lead", not afraid of hard not Han Lei. "In particular, Li Bingbing quite easy to film her scenes are the most important of all the female roles. All the coals in the veteran, not the slightest complaint."
The scene, said Li Bingbing participating, "Revolution," the experience was unforgettable: "While filming the movie is very hard, tough, but I feel very honored, very happy and hope the film will be a great success, also hope the audience likes my performance. "
Zhao Wenxuan: I am not a "father" specialized households
From the 1995 movie "The Soong Sisters" began, Zhao Wenxuan has played four times on the screen, Sun Yat-sen, the franchise, "Revolution", Zhao Wenxuan the fifth star in the Sun. Called the "father of the specialized households" in the interview he still have been very modest, when Sun told reporters that he is playing the best choice, he repeatedly shook his head: "Although many starred Sun Yat-sen, has extensive experience in shooting, but still there will be pressure, after all, no one dare say, like their one hundred percent. "
Zhao Wenxuan revealed that the his "father" model is "the most like a shape, because the age are the same." Closer to the shape of the image of Sun Yat-sen during the Revolution, during the shoot for a long time to make tall, lean, he had to wear dentures, make cheeks look more full. However, in addition to achieve the shape, the Zhao Wenxuan also strive to "bore a striking resemblance." He said: "Sun has been played since the last 5 years, during which I accumulated more performance skills and life experience, but more and more close to the Sun on the state of mind, can put themselves in the role of the standing point of view, and integration into their own mind. "Zhaowen Xuan said," Revolution "is no longer the main performance of" father "of the hero image:" more of a performance of Sun Yat-sen memorial of martyrs Revolution and the feelings of regret It is a great concern for humanity. "combined with the first-class production team cooperation, I believe my performance will be very different from the past. "
Site: three official poster debut

Conference, Cheng Zhifang Shanghai Film Group President Ren Zhonglun luxury talking about film, not without pride when the team said: "" Revolution, "a total of 63 main characters, we find the most suitable for these roles, there is strength actors to interpret. hope that through their performances on the big screen the audience to re-experience the history of the ever-changing. "
The scene, director of the Information Office of the General Office of the CPPCC National Committee Zhang Jingan, Shanghai Municipal Party Committee Propaganda Department, Deputy Minister Chen Dong, Shanghai Film Group President Ren Zhonglun, Chang Ying Group co-chairman Liu Lijuan and you announced the three key creative official poster. Images of the first poster of the "Revolution" a strong cast, second paragraph above is the poster scene revolutionaries fought fight, the bottom is the Sun Yat-sen to raise donations, a text of a military cross-echoes. Posters on the main heavyweight, extra dark clouds in the bright red flag, a symbol of the Chinese revolution Revolution first taken up the banner. In addition, the "Revolution" and also simultaneously launched the official website, and Sina launched microblogging. It is reported that movie has entered the post-production and will be in September 2011 on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Revolution of the national release.