Models of the famous Japanese animation
character, Doraemon, and his friends, at Haidian Youth Palace in
Beijing, on Wednesday, July 4, 2007.
Remember that fat Japanese cat-robot Doraemon who has an
"anywhere door" to take his friends to anywhere they want? The
magic door and Doraemon visited Beijing on Wednesday.
Models of the world-famous Japanese animation character and his
friends were displayed in Beijing's Haidian Youth Palace for a
press conference promoting a Doraemon exhibition which opens next
From August 11 to 26, Beijing fans will be able to have a memory
flashback at the exhibition, where they get access to interactive
games and toys which appeared in the animation series.
Shanghai will host the Doraemon exhibition from July 14 to
On December 1, 1969, Doraemon arrived and soon became one of the
most recognized faces in Japan.
He was created by animators Hiroshi Fujimoto who died in 1996
and Akido Motoo.
In the 1970s, the Doraemon animation series was a big hit which
lasted even until the 1990s.
There are hundreds of cartoon volumes and TV sitcoms, and a few
movies based on the stories.
Date: August 11 - 26, 9:30am - 6:30pm
Venue: Beijing Haidian Exhibition Center
Entrance: 50 RMB
Ticket Hotline: 8408 5551
(CRI.com July 6, 2007)