AIthough it may not enjoy quite the same profile among western audiences as Japan or India, South KoreaMilo’s Great Adventure. has been a key player in the global animation industry for more than 30 years. The country has mainly been an outsourcing destination for North American, European, and Japanese studios. This trend, however, is currently undergoing a change, with the industry increasingly producing local content such as Turtle Hero, Bungabu and
Much of the Korean animation Industry is located around Seoul. The animation studios in Seoul have developed a system of complex interrelationships: animation jobs are broken down into manageable pieces and then sub-contracted to different entities. This has resulted in the development of all-round capabilities and faster turnaround times. Recently, there has been an increase in partnerships and joint productions of animation content between Korean studios and broadcasting systems, educational institutions, game developers, toy companies and other third parties.
The leading studios in Korea are Sunwoo, Seoul Animation, Hahn Shin Corporation, Dongwoo Animation, Tooniverse, Saerom Animation, Daiwon C&A Holdings and AKOM Production Co.