You can listen to Abominable in Mandarin courtesy of TheaterEars

Abominable is coming to theaters on September 27th, and it tells the story of a girl named Yi who helps a yeti across China in hopes of finding his home. The animated film is a collaboration between DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studios, and Universal Pictures has partnered with audio company TheaterEars to give moviegoers a chance to listen to the film in Mandarin.

To listen to the film in Mandarin, download the TheaterEars app. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to listen to the movie in Mandarin in any of the theaters across the nation. The dubbed audio track is produced by Pearl Studio, and those with the app can listen to the Chinese track while everyone else is watching the film in English. It doesn’t cost a thing, and there’s even a Spanish audio option.

The Chinese audio is more than just the different voices. There are also changes to the dialogue, humor, and pop culture references to suit the Chinese viewers. The music soundtrack was also localized.

Synopsis: The film takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of a modern Chinese city to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.

The film is written and directed by Jill Culton. The original cast includes Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, and Michelle Wong. The cast for the Chinese dubbed track includes Zhang Zifeng, Chen Feiyu, Wan Qian and Cai Ming.

Abominable hits theaters on September 27, 2019. Pearl Studios will release the film in China on October 1, 2019.

Here are the instructions for TheaterEars:

  • Step 1 – Download the App
    Download the Theater Ears from the App Store or Google Play and follow the on-screen prompts to set up an account
  • Step 2 – Select Movie, Language and Showtime
    Select movie and showtime directly from the home screen in the app. From there, the user’s default language will be selected, and they will be able to download the movie audio onto their phone.
  • Step 3 – Plug in Your Earphones, Play and Enjoy
    After arriving at the movie theater, press the play button located at the bottom of the screen prior to the start of the film. Allow up to 30 seconds from the start of the movie for the Theater Ears app to sync.
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