2015 Highest Grossing Asian Film
This 3D fantasy comedy set in a world of humans and monsters is a skillful mix of live action and animation directed by Hong Kong-born Raman Hui who made his reputation in Hollywood with the Shrek franchise for DreamWorks Animation. The film is produced by Bill Kong, who has scored many successes globally with films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), and renowned film production and costume designer Yee Chung-man. Hui has said that the message of his tale of war and love between humans and monsters is “to understand differences, to see the world through others’ eyes and to foster more understanding between people and groups,” a theme of acceptance that was welcomed at the box office. Monster Hunt was the highest grossing film in China, and the box office winner in Asia in 2015.