Each animation is based on a book, described below. For an introduction to the project, click here:
One Silver Dollar
Based on the picture book One Silver Dollar, edited by The Political Office of The Unit 1505 of The People's Liberation Army, published by People Arts Publishing House, 1972. For a partial translation of the story, click here.
Soundtrack: "Listen to My Mother's Talking About The Past" performed by The Central Broadcasting National Orchestra, vocal by Ji Qinglian, recorded at 1959, published by China Records, 1979.
The Bloody History of The Three Stones
Based on the picture book The Bloody History of The Three Stones, edited by Tianjin Hongqiao District Three Stones History Museum, published by Tianjin People Arts Publishing House, 1969. For a partial translation of the story, click here.
Sountrack: "The International", performed by The Central Broadcasting Art Troupe and The Central Opera and Dance Drama Theater, conducted by Yuan Fang, published by China Records, 1969.
The Technology of Slide Shows
Based on the book How to Create and Play Slide Shows, edit by The Political Office of Shenyang Troop of The People's Liberation Army, published by Chinese Film Publishing House, 1982. This is essentially a technical manual that explained various techniques for creating animation effects using the widely-available and affordable technology of slide projections. The images used in the book were provided as samples.
Soundtrack: "Fish and Water" (a popular analogy of the relationship of Chinese people and the army since 1940's.), performed by The Propaganda Crew of The Political Office of The Railway Force of The People's Libration Army, composed by Xia Kang and Yuan Zhigang, lyric by Jiao Naiji, lead vocal by Shen Lijuan, conducted by Xia Kang, published by China Records, 1974.
Phantom Tales is the artist's first project based solely on the web. please visit Feng Mengbo's web site for information about his other works.
Feng Mengbo©2001, Beijing