Inside the Animator's Studio 2012/06/23, Source,
On first glance, this might look like any normal office in Korea.
A poster for the American animated sitcom Family Guy hangs on the wall. Not too out of the ordinary. But is Family Guy very popular in South Korea? And looking even closer, where did all those signatures come from?,...More
Korean Animation: A Major Global Player and Creative Force 2011/01/19, Source,
By: Mark Russel
Like a lot of young people, I used to be a big fan of animation. Of course, back in the 1970s and '80s in North America, Disney and Warner Bros. dominated the Saturday morning dial, but even then, I realized that a lot of my favorite animated programs were coming out of Asia. I did not know much about those shows, but I could tell they were very different than Western programs that were so much more common.
Cut to the 1990s, and when I finally made it to South Korea, I was pretty psyched to realize how much of my favorite animation, new and old, Western and Japanese, was actually being made there. In fact, at its peak in the mid-1990s, Korea accounted for nearly 50 percent of the world's animation, including "The Simpsons", "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", and "Spongebob Squarepants". Companies like Nelson Shin's Akom worked on animated films like "The Transformers" (the 1986 cartoon, not the Michael Bay explosion fest) and the "My Little Pony" movie,...More
Korean Film Festival 2008 at the Smithsonian 2008/05/28, Source, The Smithsonian Institution's Korean Film Festival DC 2008, organized through the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries and made possible by the Korea Foundation, the Korean Film Council, and the US-Korea Business Council, continues into June. The remaining film showings fall into two categories,...More
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