Book Which Came from the Sky (天书奇谭)~ Chinese Movies&TV


Today, I will introduce a Chinese animated feature produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio which called Book Which Came from the Sky (天书奇谭tiān shū qí tán ). It is also referred to as “Legend of Sealed Book”, “Tales about the Heavenly Book” and “Secrets of the Heavenly Book”. So let us have a brief introduction.

The film was produced with rigorous dubbing, fluid combination of music and vivid animations. The story is based on the classic literature Ping Yao Zhuan (平妖传Píng Yāo Zhuàn ) meaning “The Suppression of the Demons” authored by Feng Menglong (冯梦龙Féng Mènglóng ).


Yuangong (袁公Yuán Gōng ), the deacon, opened the shrine and exposed the holy book to the human world. He also carved the contents of the book on the stone wall of white cloud cave in the mountains. He is now punished to guard the book for life by the jade emperor for breaking heaven’s law and betraying the holy secret to human. In order to pass this holy book to human beings, he would have to get by the antagonist fox.

The outstanding animation has received a variety of awards. It is really amazing.

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