Jane Yan & family was born in China. Jane Yan chairs Venustech Group, a supplier of information security products and services. Venustech Group, founded by Yan in 1996, is headquartered in Beijing. Yan's husband Yan Li is a company director and vice general manager.
The show was nominated for an Annie Award for Best Animated Television Production in 2007
Since September 9, 2006, it has also been running as part of the Qubo lineup, and can be seen on Five in the UK
Outside of the show, creators have described him as 300 years old (with a potential to live 1000) and born "about 300 years ago" in a cave not far from the castle