Zodiac: The Race Begins is a CGI film produced by Singapore's Cubix Pictures. The film was released in the city state on January 26, 2006. It is Singapore's first 3D animated film and recounts the legend behind the ancient Chinese zodiac on how 12 animals came to be chosen as its symbols. Its script, researched by Singapore-based freelance playwright and former cross-talk celebrity Zhao Jin, incorporates eight myths. In 2007, it was released in Malaysia on Disney Channel Asia in English.