Nation's first full-length 3D cartoon screened for free

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Vietnam's first full length 3D animation feature on the childhood of King Ly Thai To, who founded the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225), will be screened for free today (September 17) at a cinema in Hanoi.

The 100-minute animated film, Nguoi con cua rong (The son of the dragon), is one of the movies funded by the Hanoi People's Committee to celebrate its millennium anniversary.

It describes the childhood of the king in the northern province of Bac Ninh, where he was raised by monks. It also covers the part of his life when he was enthroned and made the historic decision to move the nation's capital from Hoa Lu in present day Ninh Binh Province to Thang Long (now known as Hanoi) in 1010.

With a total investment of VND6.7 billion (US$343,942), the film was produced by over 30 Vietnamese cartoonists over the course of two years.

The cartoon will be screened at the Kim Dong Theater (19 Hang Bai Street, Hoan Kiem District), which is opened again that day after being closed for renovation and repair for over a year.

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