An Olympic-themed cartoon has been a hit in China since its public release on August 8, 2007.

The 100-episodes animation series is titled “The Fuwa Olympic Cruise” (or “Olympic Adventures of Fuwa”; 福娃奥运漫游记) and features Fuwa, the 5 mascots of Beijing Olympic 2008. The series introduces the history and trivia of Olympic, as well as Chinese cultures and the preparation for Beijing Olympic.

The Beijing Olympic will be held from August 8-24 in 2008.

Fuwa Olympic cartoon (福娃奥运漫游记) Fuwa Olympic cartoon (福娃奥运漫游记)
Footage from the cartoon featuring Beijing Olympic mascot, Fuwa

Fuwa, Beijing Olympic 2008 mascot
The 5 Fuwa (More details on Beijing Olympic official website)

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Special events were organized across China to celebrate the 1-year countdown towards Beijing Olympic on August 8. The official function was held at Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square.

Beijing Olympic 2008 countdown
Beijing Olympic 2008 countdown at Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square

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A gala celebration will set stage at Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square tomorrow (August 8) to celebrate the 1-year countdown towards Beijing Olympic. The Summer Olympic will be held from August 8-24 in 2008 in Beijing, the capital city of China.

Tiananmen in spectacular lights
Spectacular light show at Tianan’men Square, the venue for the gala celebration
(Image courtesy of Xinhuanet)

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