Take one precocious preschooler who speaks both English and Mandarin, a goofy grandpa who loves surprises, a tiger, koala, monkey and a pink rhino, and you’re destined for adventure. Kai-Lan loves to explore her neighborhood and family, a colorful, exotic world of dumplings, dragons, and the wonders of everyday life.
NI HAO, I’M KAI-LAN
Karen based the series on her experiences growing up in a Chinese-American household. The first character of the series that she drew was Kai-Lan at age 5. It was a persona that Karen knew quite well – Kai-Lan is the Chinese name that Karen was given at birth. And “Ni Hao” means “Hello” in Mandarin. See, you’re learning already!
We’re so proud to host students from @sislercreate in Winnipeg, Canada at our studio! 🧡 For the past 3 years, our #NickCommunityEfforts team has led a fully remote mentorship program with the @winnipegsd pairing students and our studio pros developing their storytelling and animation prowess. Today, students met with their mentors in person and pitched their short films! 🎨
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