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Entertainment ‘Abominable’ Release in Malaysia to be Abandoned

13:25  20 october  2019
13:25  20 october  2019 Source:   variety.com

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Abominable is a 2019 computer-animated adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio. It was written and directed by Jill Culton and co-directed by Todd Wilderman

KUALA LUMPUR -- Animated film " Abominable " will not be shown in Malaysia after its distributor Sunday said it could not comply with censors' demands to cut "Universal has decided not to make the censor cut required by the Malaysian censor board and as such will not be able to release the film in

Plans to release the increasingly controversial Chinese-U.S. co-produced animation film “Abominable” in Malaysia have been dropped, after the distributor said that it would not be cut.

a man flying through the sky© Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

The film includes a scene which depicts a map showing the South China Sea and the so called ‘nine dash line’ which China uses claim to most of the sea area. The resource-rich waters are also claimed by Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, The Philippines and Taiwan.

In recent days, inclusion of the map scene caused the film to be banned in Vietnam, while in the Philippines the foreign minister has led calls for it to be boycotted by the public. In Malaysia, the censorship board, Lembaga Penapis Filem or LPF, gave its OK to the planned Nov. 7 theatrical release on condition that the scene be cut.

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Malaysian censors have ordered a scene to be cut from DreamWorks film Abominable before it is screened there - because of a brief glimpse of a map. It is the third South East Asian country to take offence at the scene in the film, a Chinese co-production. The contentious map shows the "nine-dash

“ Abominable ” is a movie about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti, an imaginary creature living on top of her house. The creature is known as the abominable The Reuters news agency says the movie was released in the Philippines early this month, but is no longer being shown in large theaters.

“Universal has decided not to make the censor cut required by the Malaysian censor board and as such will not be able to release the film in Malaysia,” a spokeswoman for the film’s distributor, United International Pictures, told the Reuters news agency on Sunday.

The film is a Sino-U.S. co-production between Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation and Shanghai-based Pearl Studio. Pearl is now a fully Chinese-owned rebrand of the former Oriental DreamWorks joint venture, which was founded with great fanfare in 2012 as a landmark collaboration between Hollywood and China.

In July 2016, an independent arbitration tribunal established under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) published a clear and binding ruling that the nine-dash line claims were mostly incompatible with UNCLOS. It explained that building artificial islands in the sea does not give China territorial claims in the area. China’s response was to call the ruling “a waste of paper.”

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“ Abominable ” was originally slated to premiere in Malaysia on 7th November 2019. This comes after The Star reported yesterday that our film censor board (Lembaga Penapis Film) had ordered one particular scene to be censored from “ Abominable ”.

Malaysia has ordered cuts to the U.S.-Chinese animated feature " Abominable ," which includes a scene involving a map that portrays China's contested The film is due to be released in Malaysia on Nov. 7. "The animated film titled ' Abominable ' has been given approval for screening in Malaysia

Abominable” has performed well in North America, but poorly in China. On release in the U.S. since Sept. 27, “Abominable” has grossed $51.2 million. It was released in China on Oct. 1, China’s National Day. But its patriotic Chinese elements have failed to win over Middle Kingdom audiences. Its China total to date is $14.6 million.

In recent months, Chinese authorities have forced hotels and airline companies to backpedal on geographic details on their websites and publicity materials. Chinese citizens have been mobilized to boycott the Coach, Givenchy and Versace luxury goods brands for mislabeling Hong Kong as a separate country. Coach and Givenchy also listed Taiwan as a separate nation.

Last week, ESPN also faced criticism for using a map that appeared to endorse China’s claims to both Taiwan and the same disputed South China Sea regions. China has never disavowed the possibility of using force to bring Taiwan to heel, viewing the self-governed and democratic island as a renegade province.

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