There's also this fact, which doesn't help the cause of those crying foul: Chinese really does sound silly to the foreign ear. This is hardly specific to the Chinese, however. I've always imagined the visual equivalent to spoken German is a gang of leather-clad S&M kooks with mohawks descending upon elderly women with chain-saws. Cantonese sounds worse -- don't ask me for a visual equivalent of that. My point is, Chinese is weird, what with its oscillating tones and hard consonants. And, look, it HAS to be said that the Chinese -- assuming they care what Westerners think <
No, seriously. McDull Kungfu Ding Dong Ding.
It's the fourth in a series of Hong Kong-created movies featuring the piglet McDull (麥兜, pictured to the right), and it's immensely popular with the public, grossing more than 70 million Yuan so far. Here's the official website.
I have nothing more to say.