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Daniel Henney on Breaking Down Doors (Literally) in ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’

by Jean Ho Actor Daniel Henney has played a mutant villain with lethal sniper skills (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine“), a doctor—more than once (“Three Rivers” and “My Lovely Sam Soon“)—and was the voice behind Tadashi Hamada, creator of the inflatable robot Baymax in the Academy Award-winning animated film “Big Hero 6.” As a model, he’s lent […]

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“Tyrus” Shines Light on Chinese American Artist Behind Bambi

by Grace Hwang Lynch The watery backgrounds of Disney’s Bambi are uncharacteristically modern for animation of its time. Images are evocative and spare. Art aficionados might even compare the impressionistic landscapes of Bambi to Sung Dynasty Chinese paintings. The iconic look of the Disney classic animated film would not have been possible without Chinese American […]

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The Sanjay Behind The Oscar-Nominated Animated Short ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

By Neelanjana Banerjee For desi or South Asian American kids, religion and culture can be a confusing part of one’s identity. I remember being acutely aware of my mother’s prayer room—a repurposed walk-in closet—full of pictures of the Hindu Goddess Kali, who wears a necklace of decapitated heads, infused with smoky incense and freshly churned sandalwood […]

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Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talks ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and How She Relates to Her Panda Protagonist

by Momo Chang Growing up as the youngest in a household with two older sisters, Jennifer Yuh Nelson has always drawn and doodled. Both of her sisters became animators, and Yuh Nelson followed in their footsteps. Her parents, Korean-American immigrants, have always been supportive of their choices. Yuh Nelson became the first woman to direct […]

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Star Screen Awards 2016 Will Air on Star Plus this Sunday!

by Ritu Mediratta The season of award functions has begun, and we can’t get enough of it! The Star Screen Awards, one of the major events in Bollywood, will be hosted by Kapil Sharma and Karan Johar and will feature a star-studded roster of hosts, special guests and musical performances. The 22nd Annual Star Screen Awards honors […]

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It’s Sheng Wang’s Time

by Christopher T. Fan The stand-up comedian Sheng Wang grew up in Houston, Texas, and is a newly-minted writer for ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” — the first Asian-American family sitcom since Margaret Cho’s “All-American Girl” first aired some 20 years ago. Sheng Wang (whose first and last names rhyme) left Houston as soon as […]

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Discover ‘TV JAPAN’

The number one Japanese-language channel in North America, TV JAPAN provides a rich lineup of news, entertainment and sports from top Japanese networks: NHK, Fuji TV, TBS, TV Asahi, Nippon TV and TV Tokyo. Many of the news programs offer English as a secondary audio service. Select programs are provided with English subtitles and bilingual coverage of […]

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There Are More Asian American Child Actors On TV Than Ever Before

by  Grace Hwang Lynch The Fall 2015 television lineup features an unprecedented number of Asian American kids onscreen. While Asian child actors have graced the big and small screens for decades, often their characters have fallen into the well-worn stereotypes of nerdy sidekick or martial arts master. Some personas, such as Short Round from “Indiana Jones […]

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