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Magic cube and Ping-Pong

Lei Lei

Release year: 2009

Run time: 4.08

Film type: animation


The story takes place in the city of Magic Cube, where people’s head are made of magic cubes. In a Ping Pong tournament, the ping pong ball accidentally fell down the window, and the protagonist starts his journey of finding the ping pong ball. Eventually, he meets the most beautiful magic cube girl. The magic cube is a metaphor of human relationship within the society, while the animation emphasizes the importance of ‘love’ in a society that assimilates individuals.


Director biography

1985 Born in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, An experimental animation artist with his hands on video arts, painting, installation, music and VJ performance also. In 2009 He got a master's degree in animation from Tsinghua University. In 2010, his film This is LOVE was shown at Ottawa International Animation Festival and awarded The 2010 Best Narrative Short. In 2013 his film Recycled was the Winner Grand Prix shorts - non-narrative at Holland International Animation Film Festival. In 2014 he is the Jury of Zagreb / Holland International Animation Film Festival. and he was the winner of 2014 asian cultural council grant. In 2017 he works in CalArts Experimental Animation program as Faculty. In 2018 he invited for New Academy Member for the Short Films and Feature Animation branch. In 2019 his first feature film Breathless Animals has been selected by Berlinale Forum.