Movies in Mandarin

Mandarin Movie for Language Learners!!

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf is an entertaining film for your Mandarin language learner. The premise of the movie is that a “bad guy” thwarts the princess and prince from falling in love and getting married. This changes the story books and adults throughout the land are in tears. When 4 little goats have a chance to help the prince rescue his princess they, along with two adult goats, travel in search of the princess. Their journey has many typical obstacles and successes that you would expect in a children’s movie. The animation, songs, action and plot are all enjoyable. English subtitles make it a plus for parent’s to watch with their children. Hope you enjoy.

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf (Chinese: 喜羊羊与灰太狼; pinyin: Xǐ Yáng Yáng yǔ Huī Tài Láng) is a Chinese animated television series created by Huang Weiming, Lin Yuting and Luo Yinggeng, and produced by Creative Power Entertaining. The show is about a group of goats living on the Green Pasture, Qing Qing Grasslands/Plains (Chinese: 青青草原), and the story revolving around a clumsy wolf who wants to eat them. The cartoon became enormously popular with Chinese schoolchildren after its debut in 2005. Cashing in on the cartoon’s success, the producer made an animated feature in 2009.

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Your Favorite Frozen Songs in Mandarin

My girls are still singing songs from Disney’s Frozen. We have four Mandarin versions of Frozen’s top hits all available in one post for you. The girls enjoy listening to the songs on the drive in to school (yes – back to back!!). We purchased the Mandarin version of Frozen on YesAsia.com and have been able to play it on our DVD at home and in the car.

Love is An Open Door

For the First Time in Forever.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman??

And of course – Let it Go (the all time favorite).

Let It Go – Mandarin Version

I really love the Mandarin Version of Let It Go from Disney’s Frozen. It took a few plays for the girls to get used to it but it is just as catchy as the English version. They now love her voice and have really started to learn the words.

The artist, Yao Beina, debuted in China on the second season of the “Voice of China” similar to “The Voice” here in the States. Despite being eliminated in the third round she is being introduced to the world as the Mandarin voice of “Let it Go.”

For the First Time in Forever – Frozen (Mandarin)

If your child is as crazy about Disney’s release of Frozen as my daughter’s I hope you will enjoy this great video of the Mandarin Version of For the First Time in Forever.

 

Pre-Order Disney’s Frozen in Chinese!!

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If you don’t know that Disney is set to release the Frozen DVD on Tuesday then I think you have done an amazing job as a parent keeping your child far removed from all things Disney and detached from mainstream America. But if your child is like mine and the Frozen soundtrack is permalooped as the primary sound coming from your child’s mouth then you already know.

I’m excited to announce that I ran to Yesasia.com (I purchased Brave from them in the past) and they have the Mandarin version of Frozen ready to be released. The girls didn’t absolutely love Brave in Mandarin but I am hoping that their vocabulary has increased enough for them to give Frozen a shot. Check out Yesasia.com if you would like to purchase Frozen in Mandarin/Cantonese/Thai/Korean.

 

Sesame Street In Mandarin

Many families have expressed to me the desire to identify more resources for their children to learn/explore Chinese language outside of the classroom. Tonight Sanaa enjoyed watching the new Mandarin language Sesame Street. There were a lot of words that she was not able to identify but she was completely engaged and enjoyed watching the You Tube videos. I strongly recommend this series as an opportunity for families to supplement their child’s language learning.

 

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