McDull Statue

McDull statue, Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong, public art

Public Art : McDull Statue

Also known by tourists as : Golden pig

Sculptor: © Unknown

Description: A bronze statue of popular Hong Kong cartoon character and movie star, McDull, who now happens to be the official ambassador of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Date Unveiled: July the 28th, 2012

Inscription:

the sky
the sea
the stars
and you
and I

Location: Like the Bruce Lee statue, just look for the large crowd waiting to have their photo taken with the popular cartoon pig on the Avenue of Stars, reclining on the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

So Who Is McDull?  McDull is a cute little cartoon piglet created by local Hong Kong artists Alice Mak Ka-bik and Brian Tse Lap-man in the 1990s. McDull first appeared in the McMug comic as a friend of McMug but over time, thanks to his innocent charm and cute remarks , became more and more popular. Suddenly McDull found himself getting movie, comic, book and film offers. Currently he stars in five successful animated movies. Due to his enormous popularity and his piglike charms he is now the official ambassador of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. 

McDull and his mum Mrs Mak even feature at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on the Peak. Everywhere you look in Hong Kong you are sure to see McDull and his friends on coffee mugs, stamps, stationary, postcards.

McDull Trivia: McDull is the first cartoon character to be honoured on Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars.

The animated film, My Life As McDull, won the Grand Prix at France's Annecy Festival of Animation in 2003.

McDull Kung Fu Ding Ding Dong, was one of the biggest hits in mainland cinemas in 2009.

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