CALIFORNIA, 18 November 2019 - Dasein Animation students Lee Chi Cong, Chin Pei Qi, Seet Yong Wei, Tan Chao Ren and Tong Hao Yee whose six-minute animation, "the Chronicles of the Guardian Lion" is selected by the professional panels and to be screened officially at the Palm Spring International Animation Festival 2019 (PSIAF) at the Palm Spring Air Museum in California, USA.
The animated short was created as a final year project as a part of the Diploma in Animation program offered at Dasein Academy of Art.
"Guardian Lion" tells the tale of a stone lion family that comes to life at night to protect the house they are guarding from harmful spiritual influences. “The stone lions are popular mascots with the Chinese community and often used in traditional Chinese architecture symbolizing protection. In the animation, the stone lions are made to look cute and friendly compared to the stoic ones we usually find in front of buildings. This is a modern approach to spread traditional cultures. The short also touch on parental love and sacrifice for their children of a typical Asian family,” said Tong Hao Yee and Chin Pei Qi who came up with the story’s concept.
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