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American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« on: Mar 13, 2023 at 07:01 AM »
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE

MAIN CAST:

Michelle Yeoh as Guanyin
Ben Wang as Jin Wang
Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang
Chin Han as Simon Wang
Daniel Wu as Sun Wukong
Ke Huy Quan as Freddy Wong
Jim Liu as Wei-Chen
Sydney Taylor as Amelia

RECURRING CAST:

Stephanie Hsu as Shiji Niangniang
Poppy Liu as Princess Iron Fan
Ronny Chieng as an unconventional monk
Rosalie Chiang as Suzy Nakamura
James Hong as Jade Emperor
Lisa Lu as Ni Yang
Jimmy O. Yang as Dragon King
Leonard Wu as Niu Mowang

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the genre-hopping graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.

The series is set to premiere on Disney+ on May 24, 2023.

In Production Featurette:

https://youtu.be/05CFtFdwGr0

Locker Reveal Spot:

https://youtu.be/OA4NO0XQDxc

Worlds Collide Spot:

https://youtu.be/RAeemjfVvM0

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2023 at 07:04 AM »
I had read the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang. Based on the marketing materials, the series will expand much on the source book. Could be good and interesting.

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2023 at 07:36 AM »
Making a product for the nearly 2 billion eyeballs ethnic Chinese market from an N. American perspective.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2023 at 08:12 AM »
^ I don't think this is mainly targeted towards the Mainland Chinese market. The multi-award winning graphic novel deals with themes of racism, Asian stereotyping, identity and self-acceptance told in an interesting 3-part story that eventually ties together in the end.

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2023 at 08:55 AM »
^ I don't think this is mainly targeted towards the Mainland Chinese market. The multi-award winning graphic novel deals with themes of racism, Asian stereotyping, identity and self-acceptance told in an interesting 3-part story that eventually ties together in the end.

Naturally it isnt targeted to them only.

But marketers know that certain ethinicties have a limited appeal to other ethinicies.

This is why a predominately black main cast tend not to be produced by Hollywood all that often.

Diba some ABCs were emotional with the movie Crazy Rich Asian because they are now "seen".

More like... ABCs not got jobs!

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #5 on: Mar 16, 2023 at 09:10 AM »
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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #6 on: Mar 16, 2023 at 09:25 AM »
'American Born Chinese’ Review: Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan Reunite in Disney+’s Vibrant Graphic Novel Adaptation

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-reviews/american-born-chinese-review-michelle-yeoh-ke-huy-kwan-1235352437/

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #8 on: Apr 21, 2023 at 09:31 AM »

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #9 on: Apr 22, 2023 at 03:58 AM »
American Born Chinese - Official Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrV3pOo3ycU

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2023 at 09:11 AM »

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2023 at 09:36 AM »
Epic Adventure Spot

https://youtu.be/I9RBBhczwk0

Red Carpet Premiere

https://youtu.be/GnsgzBUy7Xg

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2023 at 10:54 AM »
Am just two episodes in, but i am hooked!

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2023 at 07:28 AM »
Finished Season 1 last night. As I expected, it is only very loosely based on the source comic book, but understandably so since they are aiming for a longer form and more marketable series. The adaptation is not bad in terms of narrative, characters and drama, but some elements such as the make-up prosthetics, special effects, costumes and set design are not top-notch standards, most likely due to budgetary constraints. It's a good series overall and an outstanding step forwards for Asian representation. I do hope it rates well enough for a Season 2.

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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2023 at 11:01 AM »
I enjoyed it. Action scenes are good. I noticed that the audio is quite good, thumping bass coming from my subwoofer on some scenes, esp on the last episode.

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Re: American Born Chinese (Disney+)
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2024 at 12:06 AM »
American Born Chinese’ Canceled After One Season at Disney+

“American Born Chinese” has been canceled after one season at Disney+, Variety has learned.

According to an individual with knowledge of the decision, Disney was high on the creative of the series, but its viewership did not justify greenlighting a second season. The producers plan to shop the series to other outlets.

https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/american-born-chinese-canceled-disney-plus-1235862458/