The Guardian Brothers

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The Guardian Brothers (2016)

103 min - Animation, Family, Fantasy - 1 January 2016
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There's a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World -- humans don't believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike.

Director:  Gary Wang

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Storyline

There's a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World -- humans don't believe in gods anymore! A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike.


Collections: Gary Wang

Details

Country:   China
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 January 2016

Box Office

Budget:  $10,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Light Chaser Animation Studios

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 43 min

There’s a crisis in the Chinese Spirit World — humans don’t believe in gods anymore!

A Door God, facing unemployment, ventures into the human world to prove his worth, leading to unexpected encounters and transformations for humans and spirits alike.

Little Door Gods (小门神), also known as Door Guardians, or The Guardian Brothers in the US, is a 2016 Chinese animated fantasy comedy film directed and written by Gary Wang, produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios and distributed by Alibaba Pictures. It was originally released on January 1, 2016 in China. An English-language version premiered September 1, 2017, on Netflix.

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The Guardian Brothers Plot

Yu Lei and Shen Tu, ancient Han Chinese door gods, have for many years guarded almost nothing instead. Only one door remains under their protection. The brothers are on the brink of being downsized by the Spirit World’s new management. They are, along with all the gods, seen as irrelevant by the humans who once traded worship for their protective presence at each set of double entrance doors. Yu Lei, upon hearing of the true reason the humans have forgotten the gods, swears to release the shapeshifting Nian from the three seals it was imprisoned within long ago. Shen Tu, left behind in his brother’s fury, sets out to stop him.

Meanwhile, a little girl named Raindrop, Rain for short, returns with her mother to the little town in which three generations of her grandmothers have kept a little restaurant serving only wonton soup; the restaurant’s doors are the only ones the immortal brothers still guard. When first Yu Lei and then Shen Tu enter the world of the humans, the barrier between humans and spirit worlds is broken.

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