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All about North Korean animation

2007/04/30 | 186 views | Permalink | Source

'When did North Korea start making animations?'. 'Are all North Korean animations promotional?' Special exhibition where one can look at North Korean animation at a glance is coming to Korea.

AnimationMuseumis holding 'Why didn't I know? -North Korean Animation Special Exhibition' in Chuncheon Animation Museum Art Gallery for six months, starting upcoming 27th.

This exhibition will give an opportunity to look at North Korean animation at a glance. It will not only include history on North Korean animation, but also the types and synopsis. It will also include animations for North and South cooperation.

North Koreastarted Chosun Comic Research Centerin Chosen Art Movie Studio in 1958. First cell animations include (1960) and (1960).

Also, North Korea expanded support on animation from special order from Kim Jung-Il. Currently, it's mainly producing children animations focusing on children's emotions and minds.

North Korean animation has grown with strong support from the country, and has accumulated many techniques from overseas. It's noticeable that North Koreais currently developing animation industry with its national IT development strategy, and is actively looking for collaboration with overseas artists.

It's especially striking that there is a talk between the North and South about animation exchange. South Korea's movie industry representatives had visited North Korean in 2000, and co-produced the next year.

North Korean animation industry is actively implementing new technology with 2D/3D computer graphics. It's also upbringing relatively young artists, producers, and directors. North Korean animation industry had not only worked on , but also worked on and .

Han Seung_Tae, who planned this exhibition said "North Koreahas been producing quality animations even before South Koreadid". He also added that "Most had preconceptions that the animations would be promotional, but these animations are created for all children levels and consider children's emotions and minds. They are very considerate of the children".

The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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