Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by benzo, Jun 24, 2008.
I had no idea!
It's pretty much a given that an animated program is animated in Korea.
I'm pretty sure in one of their "behind-the-scenes" episodes they brought up how the show is made in Korea.
and any DVD commentaries on the boxed sets and the movie
Justice league and JLU were both animated by Korean a company. The way Brruce Timm tells it on the commentaries JL is where they made the switch from hand drawn Japanese animation to CG Korean animation.
all made in taiwan
Yep! It always has been.
Simpsons, SpongeBob, Family Guy, South Park, American Dad, Drawn Together... just about everything is Korean-animated (the American team for South Park does a lot with it here, but there are Korean names in the credits. So they must send at least something over there to be animated.)
However, they only create animation for the storyboards that are already drawn by the American teams. Boxes of storyboards are delivered to the Korean studio and they basically animate and color what they see already drawn. For instance: a storyboard will have Wile E. Coyote hanging in mid-air over a cliff. The next page will have him falling down into the abyss and the third page will have him splattered on the ground. The animation studio basically re-draws all that, fills in the holes with longer animation (takes more than three frames to show a fall off a cliff!) and colors it in. It was explained in great depth on some Drawn Together and SpongeBob dvds I have... the American team designs the cinematics, backgrounds, the staging, character expressions, all that stuff. I guess since the Korean studios are long-time experts, they can animate storyboards much cheaper & faster than we can over here.
Anytime someone mentions Korean animation studios, I always think of this...
YouTube - Korean Animation Studio (Clerks)
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