|Clement Cheng: Everybody is trying to find the answer to that. “What should we do?” I don't know. There are only two genres now: period kung fu movies and contemporary romantic comedies. Anything else is too sensitive to make. But then I thought to make something different if I could. The next project I am trying to do is a family movie in China. They don't make those.
They watch Disney and Pixar movies, and don't make it themselves. There should be a market because people take their kids to watch movies. We have to have our culture for kids. When I was five or six, all my classmates were fond of Disney characters. When I grew up I thought that was crazy. I'd never been to Disneyland. This is poisoning our children. Why should the whole planet look at the same thing? Our own culture is controlled by the Hollywood culture. We have our own culture. I got so pissed off when I go to Toys R Us and see Chinese kids nagging to get American toys. Why can't we have Chinese toys? We don't have anything in HK.
That [movie] could be something I really want to do. It's something different.
Director Clement Cheng in London in May 2011
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