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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Sunday, April 05 2020 - 17:49
AsiaNet
iQIYI Launches Chinese Animated Blockbuster "Nezha" Exclusively Across Nine Southeast Asian Countries
BEIJING, April 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovative 
market-leading online entertainment service in China, launches the 
highly-acclaimed animated film Nezha (the "Film") exclusively across nine 
Southeast Asian countries on April 5. The Film, which was released in 2019 is 
based on a well-known Chinese mythology, follows the story of Nezha as he grows 
up fighting against his fate as a "demon". The Film was the second highest-ever 
grossing film in China with a total box office of RMB 5 billion. 

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VIP subscribers of iQIYI in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, 
Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei and Cambodia will be able to enjoy the animated 
blockbuster with high-definition Dolby sound and subtitles in six languages, 
including Chinese, English, Malay, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai.

Nezha has won Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenwriter and Best Dubbing 
awards at the 16th China Animation Golden Dragon Awards, the "Oscars" of the 
Chinese animation industry. It was also selected to be China's entry for Best 
International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. Since its launch on 
iQIYI in China, Nezha has been among the Top 10 most played movies on the 
platform, with an average viewer rating of 9 out of 10.

Enlight Coloroom Pictures, the producer of the Film and a leading animation 
studio in China, has a robust partnership with iQIYI. Several highly successful 
animated films produced by Enlight Coloroom Pictures have been launched on 
iQIYI platform with average viewer ratings over 8 out of 10, including Big Fish 
& Begonia and the RAINBOW SEA JUPITER CRISIS series. According to Dataxis, 
subscription video on demand (SVOD) subscribers in Southeast Asia are expected 
to hit 6.2 million by 2022, making it a major new source of young digital 
subscribers.

Nezha, a figure from Chinese classic fairy tales, is widely known among young 
people all over the world, especially in Southeast Asian countries, creating a 
solid foundation for the animated film to be a hit when it is streamed online 
to subscribers in the Southeast Asia region.

As online entertainment demand has grown since the outbreak of the COVID-19 
pandemic, iQIYI continues to expand content supply through original production, 
copyright acquisition and revenue sharing partnerships. To date, the 
international version of the iQIYI App has launched more than 2,700 films, 
including new releases, classics and premium originals, as it continues to meet 
the online content demands of subscribers worldwide.

About iQIYI, Inc.
iQIYI, Inc. is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in 
China. Its corporate DNA combines creative talent with technology, fostering an 
environment for continuous innovation and the production of blockbuster 
content. iQIYI's platform features highly popular original content, as well as 
a comprehensive library of other professionally-produced content, 
partner-generated content and user generated content. The Company distinguishes 
itself in the online entertainment industry by its leading technology platform 
powered by advanced AI, big data analytics and other core proprietary 
technologies. iQIYI attracts a massive user base with tremendous user 
engagement, and has developed a diversified monetization model including 
membership services, online advertising services, content distribution, live 
broadcasting, online games, IP licensing, online literature and e-commerce.

SOURCE:  iQIYI, Inc.

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