The classic film from Shanghai Animation Film Studio, “Saving Mother” was one of the most popular animations in China. The story is based on the traditional Chinese folklore about a boy named Chen Xiang. His mother was a goddess and his father a mortal. His uncle, Erlang Shen, punished Chen Xiang’s parents because their marriage was against the rules of the heavens. Chen Xiang’s mother was locked in a mountain until her son split the mountain and saved her.
Part one was finished in 1985, and part two was released in 2006. Despite the 20-year delay for the sequel, the grown-up fans took their children to cinemas to watch this animation and relive some of their childhood with their children.