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Raising Dion Creator Debuts Short Starring a New Asian-American Superhero

With Dennis Liu's superhero property Raising Dion about to premiere on Netflix, the filmmaker has shared a new short film titled Ling.

Following a young Asian-American girl who grew as a fan of comic book superheroes, the short film has Ling discover an animated fox -- voiced by Randall Park from Always Be My Maybe -- in her washing machine unlocking her latent magical abilities after revealing she is the last in a line of witches.

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Embracing her abilities to create a magical device while taking on Kitsy the fox as a companion, Ling learns that hooded malevolent figures threaten both of their worlds, with the duo splitting up to take on the powerful enemies.

A prolific music video and commercial director, Liu had created Raising Dion, showing a young boy developing superpowers, as a short film and comic book title in 2015. Acclaimed, it was optioned by Netflix for a television adaptation in 2017.

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In the meantime, Raising Dion, executive produced by Liu and Michael B. Jordan and starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Ritter and Jazmyn Simon, premieres Oct. 4 on Netflix.

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