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In today's society, traditional cultural art is treated more like a fad, which fades in popularity over time. However, PiLi Puppet Theatre in Taiwan has surpassed this stereotype by gaining world popularity and success by evolving throughout the years, yet keeping old cultural traditions alive.
 PiLi's Entertainment Shocks the World

Traditional Hand Puppet Shows
Hand Puppet Shows are also referred to as Palm Shows. This performing artistry of wooden puppets had reached its maturity during the late Ming and early Ching Dynasty in China's Chuen-cho area. The Puppet Shows came to Taiwan from Fujian Province in the mid-Ching Dynasty (AD.1800) during the wave of immigration from China to Taiwan at this time. Puppet masters, utilizing their unique one-man-multiple-voice talent, enacted stories and legends, with a mix of rich Chinese customs, culture, historical tales of chivalry and stories of passion, brought to life each puppet character. They captured the hearts of audiences and skillfully guided them into the story. Today, Taiwan's Puppet Shows are climbing another artistic peak through the continuing efforts of a family from Yuen-lin --- the Huang Family.

Finding new ways to change
The credit for upholding the long lasting popularity of Hand Puppet Shows in Taiwan, no doubt, belongs to the Huang family. Through their creative performances and their skillful management, they continue to find new ways to evolve the Hand Puppet Shows. Ultimately, the Huang family had developed the famous PiLi Dynasty with the PiLi Puppet Theatre. Following the current trends of modern society and the technological media- television became the new performing stage of the Puppet Shows and delivered this theatrical artistry to even a much broader audience. In its effort to attract the young viewers of the new generation, PiLi Puppet Theatre continued to create new and interesting concepts in their stories, including- illusionary time and space themes and action-packed Chinese kung-fu sequences. Now, the Puppet Show's stage and presentation techniques can now expand to a different level of possibilities.

 Family Tradition Produces Miracle in Traditional Artistry

Handing down family tradition from one generation to the next
For over a hundred years that Hand Puppet Shows have been performed in Taiwan, the Huang family's passing the torch and making new changes to the traditional artistry of Hand Puppet Shows have made them the living history of Taiwan's Hand Puppet Show development. From Huang Ma's "Jin-chuen Yuen" Theatre to "Wu-jou Yuen" Theatre established by the renown National Artistic Treasure Master Huang Hai-dai, to Huang Tsun-Hsiong who originated the television Puppet Shows, and finally, Chris Huang and Vincent Huang. After inheriting the family trade from their father, the two brothers took the art one step beyond the previous performing method and limitation, creating revolutionary hand Puppet Shows --- movie style, at the same time creating a new realm for a different type of cultural inheritance.

Brothers working together to bring local artistry onto international stage
As the President of PiLi and the head of Huang family's forth Hand Puppet generation, Chris Huang is also the producer who brings an abundant wealth of cultural insights into the Puppet Shows. Vincent Huang, with an incredible vocal talent to perform the voices for the puppets, concentrates his full effort in performing this vocal artistry. The two brothers are company leaders, but more so, they are the souls of PiLi Puppet Theatre. They elevated the performing organization of Puppet Shows through enterprising, humanization, and multifaceted approach. By working together, they are working to take the traditional hand Puppet Show highlights into a new height and to present Taiwanese culture to all corners of the world.

Unpredictable World of PiLi martial arts creates multiple climaxes
PiLi's chief scriptwriter Chris Huang has been honored by fans with the title "Ten-cart books" which symbolized the completeness of his knowledge of Chinese texts. His unlimited imagination is united with ancient play scripts, famous Chinese historical literature, and the hundred philosophical lineage such as Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, etc. Together with his many years working as a producer, Mr. Huang is able to incorporate visual screen scenes into his scripts, allowing him to create strong and extravagant visual styles. Adding his experience at the corporate management level, he reflects the life experiences from the social reality onto the complex yet humanistic characters in the shows. The witty and ingenious multi-directional plots along with suspenseful story development have kept fans fanatic about Chris Huang's world of martial arts.

Amazing art of vocalization that is rich in emotion
With an honorable title of "Eight Tone Genius", Vincent Huang is responsible for the part of vocal performance. He dubs all character voices in the Puppet Shows by himself. His rich voice is performed with full emotion that brought the characters to live, giving each wooden puppet its own personality and livelihood. Over twenty years, he has concentrated and devoted himself in the dialogue and sound effects performances, making him a master in character dubbing. He is the best in the Taiwan Puppet Shows' arena, even professional vocalization actors from other countries are amazed by his talent. Therefore, when it comes to PiLi's Puppet Theatre video productions, vocals are recorded first before filming. This is to give the director, puppeteers, and other production workers a chance to find each puppet's emotion and production inspiration through Huang's voice.

 Superior quality in Hardware, High Tech Management

largest Puppet Shows production center
Located in Yuen-lin's Hu-wei area, the three large studio buildings covering over 9000 square meter are designed solely for filming the Puppet Shows. This is the largest Puppet Shows production center not only in Taiwan but also in the World. Taking in consideration for an even stricter all-around production, hardware equipment and filming techniques are constantly being renewed. From the filming crew, production room, animation room, and recording room, to the post production center, each is equipped with advanced digital systems. Other areas are designed specifically for scriptwriters, puppet design, prop production, and graphics design. With the professional, complete, and detailed production processes, as well as delegated work and personnel, all of the Puppet Show productions were able to reach high standards of quality excellence, and the distribution of the programs be managed as an enterprise.

Revolutionary filming technique, high-budget and advanced special effects production
What most audiences like about the PiLi Puppet Theatre is the movie effects that are presented throughout the whole program. The script, editing, camera angles, special effects and all have greatly surpassed the production standards and the budget of a regular television show. Especially the martial arts fighting scenes that utilized sand blowing, rock flying, explosions, special effect props, video editing, and precision in puppet control techniques, all of which transformed the puppet stars into masters of martial arts. Through the movie production experience, PiLi also brought in Hollywood movie production techniques, plus computer animated special effects and digital sound effects production, making the Puppet Shows' images and sound effects even more astonishing and movie like.

 PiLi's International Perspective and Managing Concept

For PiLi, the new millennium stage is no longer in Taiwan. From the official release of the first Puppet Show movie "Legends of the Sacred Stone" in 2000, it not only set new records in Taiwan but also made new headlines and conversational topic in the International video arena.

With the passion and mission toward the traditional art of Puppet Shows, president and producer of PiLi Multimedia International Chris Huang bared a heavy load of pressure. With gentle manner, calmness, and perseverance, Huang believes that uniqueness is the foremost critical requirement for a product to be competitive in the market. Other requirements include having multi-angled management focus, utilize to full potential of cooperation with other businesses, and the ability to visualize long term investments. These are his managing philosophy, and the key reasons for PiLi's success today. He has already drawn up a blueprint --- Walk beyond Taiwan, Step toward International.

Taiwan's business must be rooted and guarded while USA, Europe, Japan, China, and other international market will need patience to plant. This has always been the concept that he insisted upon. Watching the multiple climax and complex stories of the PiLi series seemed to be reflecting the extraordinary wisdom and strategy of the manager as well as PiLi scriptwriter. And the success of Taiwan's PiLi Dynasty seemed to show an Eastern Disney's dream appearing.

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