A secluded seaside village. Namoo is a twelve-year-old boy who has lost his father and lives with his mom and grandma. His only friends are Junho, who is the same age as he is, and Yeo, his ... More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" 2013/03/29,
Two old friends, Nam-Woo and Jun-Ho, meet after work to reminisce about the past. They grew up in the same hometown and became close friends, but were forced to separate when Jun-Ho's family moves to Seoul. "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" is a retrospective of the final days of their boyhood- which is punctuated by the surprising discovery of a completely new and beautiful otherworld,...More
Animated films from Korea back at the box office 2011/05/06, Source, 'Except for 'Pororo the Little Penguin', there have been few successful animated films from Korea'. -Park Bo-kyung
"Green Days: Dinosaur and I" hits local theaters in June after competing at the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival earlier that month. Provided by Seoul Animation Center
There were once just two options for animated feature film buffs in Korea: films from U.S. studios like Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks or movies from Japanese studios such as Studio Ghibli. That's because in recent years, few animated Korean films have made it to the box office - the last ones to hit the big screen were "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" in 2001 and "Oseam" in 2002,...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
Yoon Sang says cast Sung Si-kyung right away for "Play With Us" (1) 2010/07/29, Source,
Korean singer Yoon Sang (front) and guitarist Lee Byeong-woo performing at a showcase for their upcoming concert "Play With Us" held at CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on July 26, 2010. [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Yoon Sang says "I cast Sung Si-kyung right away when he contacted me about a song" For those who are tired of all the summer festivals pouring forth, the concert "Play With Us" will be held at the grand theater of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts on August 5 and 6. The people who will provide a musical break right in the middle of summertime are Kim Kwang-min-I, Lee Byeong-woo and Yoon Sang. Under the blazing summer sun, the combination of these three musicians may feel stuffy to some people as they appear better suited for the fall season. However, the union of three musicians who say they "give each other consolation through music" rather presents us with a fresh feeling of refreshment,...More
A secluded seaside village. Namoo is a twelve-year-old boy who has lost his father and lives with his mom and grandma. His only friends are Junho, who is the same age as he is, and Yeo, his cat. One day in the stationary store in front of his school, Namoo discovers a mysterious shining marble. He thinks about it all night, and the next day he runs to the store to buy it, but is disappointed to find that it is gone. Namoo and Yeo are playing near the old lighthouse when Yeo runs inside. Namoo follows the cat in and is wandering around when he discovers the mysterious marble on a shelf.... is an animated feature film by image-maker and director LEE Seong-gang, who attracted the international animation industry's interest with , recognized also at the Annecy International Animation Festival, of reknown fame. This work will show that LEE Seong-gang now establishes himself as an animation artist capable of representing Korea.
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