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Calabash Brothers

The "Calabash Brothers" (Chinese:葫芦娃) is an animated TV series created by Shanghai Animation Film Studio. It won wide acclaim among audiences after its first release in 1986. It was considered as successful as the award-winning animated film "Havoc in Heaven" (Chinese: 大闹天宫) in the 1960s, which was adapted from the Chinese Classic "Journey to the West" (Chinese: 西游记). Although some attributed the "Calabash Brothers" success to the downturn of China’s animation industry in 1980s, the popularity of the villain-fighting cartoon seldom wanes among children even today. (More...)

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