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Korean Animation Mateo at Theatres on July 24

2004/06/15 | Permalink | Source

A cute yet somewhat out of place pig pirate Mateo will begin his adventure at theatres on July 24. This fun animation about adventures beyond one's imagination that a group of amateur pirates go through is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages and genders.

Mateo and his friends are trouble makers who dream to become legendary pirates. These very lovable rebels at first plan to attack a convenient store in their village, but end up running errands for the store owner.

One day, a plane of Princess Cutlet who was running away from the Wolf Gang falls down to the village, and Mateo and his friends hold the princess as their hostage. Then the real pirates appear and the Mateo group and Princess Cutlet live through the once-in-a-lifetime adventures.

Mateo is the first of 4~5 Korean feature animations to screen within this year. It is the first feature animation to be produced by an internationally renowned Dongwoo Animation Co., Ltd.

It is a blockbuster with many famous experts participating in the production. Sonoda Hideki from Pocket Monster and Duane Capizzi from Aladdin and MIB wrote the scenario together.

An actress Yoon Suk-hwa and a director Kim Dong-sung known for his work in Baby Dyno Dooly, Hong Gil-dong, Tear of a Dragon, and the Emperor Geon were put in charge of art direction and music, respectively.

Mateo was selected as one of KOCCA's star projects. The animation's artistic quality was confirmed at 2001 SICAF where it was selected as a SPP Subsidy Recipient.

Shin Sook

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