This is the first time that we use this way to do stuffs
January 7, 2013 1:49 PM   Subscribe

Original Animation film Kung Fu Cooking Girls
Wolf Smoke is a small original animation making studio now in Shanghai, China. We have only a few ppl but we trying our best to make great animtion. Kung Fu Cooking Grils is a short story, we made it for testing new cartoon style and methoud of the way of making movies. We did key frames on paper first then used vector software to do the between frames and color painting. This is the first time that we use this way to do stuffs. Over 4000 key frames hand drawing and over 10,000 betweens in this movie. Any suggestion and comment is welcome!
posted by xqwzts (15 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes NSFW [bikinis]. Also NSFdiets [sandwiches].
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:38 PM on January 7, 2013

Now I am hungry. Time to walk to Chinatown #2 in San Francisco. Interesting film.
posted by njohnson23 at 2:38 PM on January 7, 2013

Excellent animation! I'm not familiar with Chinese animation, but it's a nice change of pace from anime style. Based on the number of frames they quoted (14k for a 7m long short with about 1.5m of credits), I'm guessing they rendered at around 30fps (presumably the almost-still credits required far fewer frames). That means a little more than 3 key frames a second, on average. I have absolutely zero animation experience, but that seems pretty high...which looks to be reflected in the great detail of motion in the finished product. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can weigh in, as my calculations may be way off, and I'm not sure how to account for the credits.
posted by Edgewise at 2:56 PM on January 7, 2013

Shut your fuck up!
posted by dortmunder at 3:05 PM on January 7, 2013 [9 favorites]

In other news, Chinese animators seem to be just as perverted as the Japanese.
posted by cman at 3:30 PM on January 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

You should see the actual dim sum ladies. This is NOTHIN.
posted by 1adam12 at 3:55 PM on January 7, 2013

This clearly owes a debt to one of the best movies OF ALL TIME (I will brook no argument here), Stephen Chow's 'God of Cookery.' If you haven't seen it -- well, get some dim sum first. But then, what are you waiting for?!?!?
posted by speedlime at 5:25 PM on January 7, 2013 [3 favorites]

That is no way to treat a dumpling. Disgraceful.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:54 PM on January 7, 2013

I was hoping the French fry-impaled dumpling would fall in the poor hungry traveler's mouth and he'd start some kind of fast food dumpling empire, but their ending was okay, too.
posted by xingcat at 8:46 PM on January 7, 2013

njohnson23: What is Chinatown #2?
posted by artof.mulata at 9:09 PM on January 7, 2013

This clearly owes a debt to one of the best movies OF ALL TIME (I will brook no argument here)

You'll get none from me.

As a fan of HK cinema, Chow's work usually leaves me cold. God of Cooking though, is something else.

(Though I'll also admit to having a soft spot to the one that's an homage of The House of 72 Tenants. Is it Shaolin Soccer? Kung Fu Hustle?)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:44 PM on January 7, 2013

So, is this Cooking Mama meets Heavy Metal?
posted by Tesseractive at 10:00 PM on January 7, 2013

Great animation, but this still looks very Japanese to me. It's interesting to see how the Chinese still have not come up with a distinctive visual style yet, pop-culturally they're where Japan was in the 1950s, still copying and learning. I'd love to see some modern Chinese interpretation of this style, which instantly would register as Chinese! for me, but from what I've been told right now they are not at all into retro, they want modern! NEW!
posted by Tom-B at 4:53 AM on January 8, 2013

If you like God of Cooking, and can stand a non-zero amount of animé, I can almost guarantee you will enjoy Yakitate!! Japan.
posted by Drexen at 7:42 AM on January 8, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm also a fan of things like Sik Gaek and King of Baking, so I'll give that Yakitate!! Japan a shot. Thanks.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:34 AM on January 8, 2013

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