When talking about animation, you may think of Disney or Japanese animation only. Although Korea started as a sub-contractor for foreign companies and the history of its animation industry is much shorter than that of it western or Japanese counterparts, it has now become a major player in the animation industry, producing many high-quality works which are exported to overseas countries. Apart from K-pop, K-dramas and K-movies, K-animation is also an important aspect of the Korean culture supported by the Korean government.
I would like to write a series of blog posts on K-animation, including a brief overview of its history, its key features, representative animated works and festivals. That said, let’s start this K-animation series by introducing a place where you can visit to get some exposure to K-animation – the Seoul Animation Center (서울애니메이션센터). Continue reading