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The myth of the original star-crossed lovers - Shannon Zhao


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In the court of the Jade Emperor, a young princess had a special skill: she could pluck clouds from the sky and spin them into the softest robes. But her craft was the same day after day, and she longed for new inspiration. So the Queen Mother granted her permission to visit Earth. The weaver soon fell in love with the land— and a cowherd. Shannon Zhao details the myth of the star-crossed lovers.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Shannon Zhao
  • Director brume, Benoit Drigny, Valentin Nouvel
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Benoit Drigny, Valentin Nouvel
  • Animator Valentin Nouvel, Basile Krasnopolsky, Sebastien Vincent, Florent Tailhades, Marine Hennes
  • Compositor Valentin Nouvel
  • Art Director Benoit Drigny
  • Music Alexis Dehimi
  • Sound Designer Mars Octobre Music
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Jennifer Nam

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