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What!? Sudden lack of English Kids Movies

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What!? Sudden lack of English Kids Movies

Postby Taiwan_Student » 29 Jul 2016, 19:33

OK. WTF, has Taiwan suddenly became anti English? We've seen most of the major kids cartoon releases including Zootopia over the pas few years. We got the English showing at reasonable times..
In the Kaohsiung/Pingdong Area, the secret lives of Pets seems to have canceled all English showings or I think there was one at or near midnight? What happened. I thought in the cities, kids would appreciate English movies if there were Chinese subtitles present.
The theaters were quite full even in the English showings we went to.
Because my kids were brought up bilingual, they know that most translations of Movies whose jokes are basically made up of English Puns totally suck (Except for maybe disney which does a great job).

I hope Taipei, or the other cities are not so anti-English. Taiwan will never be the English hub.
My kids are very disappointed that we have to wait for the DVD.
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Re: What!? Sudden lack of English Kids Movies

Postby Ibis2k12 » 29 Jul 2016, 19:59

It may have something to do with that particular movie, maybe about licensing. Here in Yilan we have 4 cartoons available at the Luna Plaza: Detective Conan (Chinese only, not expeting that to be translated in English for the Taiwanese market), Life of pets (Chinese only), Finding Nemo 2 (Chinese and English), Ice Age whatever (Chinese and English).

I really doubt there's a conspiracy to deny foreigner's children to enjoy one specific cartoon at the cinema.
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Re: What!? Sudden lack of English Kids Movies

Postby Taiwan_Student » 29 Jul 2016, 23:53

I'm not sure. This seems to be sudden. We've had no trouble finding English versions of most cartoons here. Just this year. The secret life of pets had the show scheduled in English earlier this week. We asked our kids have good behavior and promised them the movies. You know, standard bribe. When the weekend came around the English showing that had been there had been changed to Chinese.
There was one English showing late at night. We decided to shoot for that. By the time that day came around, the English showing had reverted to Chinese. My wife got this information from the on line schedule...
My wife thinks apparently, the locals just don't like the English Version. I find it hard to believe since that show remained a box office hit in the US. I guess it really is CHOICE of the locals.
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