Nian means year in Chinese, and used to be seen as an evil monster, which attacks humans on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year. However, the centuries-long stereotype gets a twist in the upcoming movie.
In this story, Mr. Nian travels in the human world, and gathers his heavenly peers to fight against a villain who is trying to destroy the Spring Festival.
The movie's producer Xia Chen'an says the animated character will be charming and based from Chinese culture and tradition.
12 stars are voicing the main characters in the movie, such as actors Chen He and Guo Tao, and actresses Zhou Dongyu and Tao Hong. imdb Link