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
A lot of children are looking forward to watching "Pororo Season 3". Actually, Pororo has had a brilliant success for the last five years. What makes Pororo such a success?
Iconix, the maker of Pororo (http://www.pororo.net), says that it was t,...More
2008 NEXT plus Summer Film Festival 2008/08/01, Source, Korea's Art-Plus network of affiliated theaters launches it's 2008 NEXT plus Summer Film Festival, a coordinated effort by the art house and independent exhibitors to bring exciting films from home and abroad to cinema-lovers.
Sponsored by KOFIC and Seoul City, the festival runs July 25 – August,...More
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