Creator: Koko Enterprises

The Dong Yang logo.

Koko Enterprises is a South Korean company founded in February 19, 1990. Not much is known about them other than TMS Entertainment and SEGA own them (and just in case you don't believe us or The Other Wiki, where the claim is from, look here).

Koko was quite often paired with another South Korean studio called Dong Yang Animation, which originated in 1981. They've done a number of projects together, mainly those by Warner Bros. For simplicity's sake, both studios have been merged into this one article. Strangely, both studios haven't been credited on a show since 2005 (which would suggest that it's closed), despite being two of the busier overseas studios of the '90s and part of the 2000's.

Compare AKOM, Rough Draft Studios, DR Movie, Sunwoo Entertainment, Digital eMation, Saerom, Hanho Heung-Up, Dong Woo Animation and JM Animation, other South Korean studios (and Koko Enterprises' partners for several series).

Has no relation to Koko Productions, which is a Canadian voice casting/recording studio.

Shows worked on by Koko/Dong Yang include:

  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series (Koko, 20 episodes) List 
  • Animaniacs (Koko; 6 shorts) List 
  • Ashita Tenki ni Nare! (Additional services)
  • The Batman (Dong Yang) (6 episodes)List 
  • Batman: The Animated Series [Dong Yang] (39 episodes)list 
  • Batman Beyond
  • Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (Koko) (5 episodes)List 
  • Channel Umptee-3 (Koko)
  • Charlies Angels Animated Adventures (Koko, uncredited)
  • Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (Dong Yang)
  • Da Boom Crew (Koko)
  • Extreme Ghostbusters (Koko) (10 episodes)List 
  • Family Guy (Koko, one episode - "E Peterbus Unum")
  • Freakazoid! (Koko/Dong Yang) (every episode except "The Chip Part 1", which was entirely by Animal Ya)
  • Futari Daka (Dong Yang)
  • Gargoyles (Koko/Dong Yang) (17 episodes)List 
  • Godzilla: The Series (Koko) (2 episodes)List 
  • Histeria (Koko)
  • Iron Man (Koko; second season. Replacing Rainbow Animation Group)
  • Johnny Bravo (Season 2-4)
  • Jonny Quest The Real Adventures (Koko, with Seoul Movie)
  • Jumanji (2 episodes)List  (with Seoul Movie)
  • Justice League (Koko/Dong Yang)
  • Lupin III (Both instances through Koko):
  • Men in Black (Koko) (the vast majority of the series; Mook DLE did a few episodes in season 1, and the intro sequence)
  • Mighty Max (Dong Yang)
  • Mission Odyssey (Koko; with Hyun Young and Sae Hahn Productions)
  • Miyuki-chan in Wonderland (Dong Yang; Additional services)
  • íMucha Lucha! (Koko)
  • NASCAR Racers (Koko) (season 2)
  • O-bake no... Holly (Additional services)
  • Patapata Hikousen No Bouken (Koko; Additional services for TMS for episodes 4, 5, 9, 11, 14, 16, 20, 21 and 23, also Co-Production)
  • Penking & Liking (Dong Yang, with K-Land)
  • Project Gee Ke R (Koko/Dong Yang) (6 episodes)List 
  • The Proud Family (Koko; Early episodes and The Movie)
  • The Real Ghostbusters (Dong Yang, some episodes; other studios that worked on the show include Wang, Saerom/Plus One Animation, TMS, Toei Animation, Sei Young, Dai Won, Hanho, KK C&D Asia and Visual 80 among other studios)
  • Robin Hood no Daibōken (Additional services)
  • Samurai Pizza Cats (Dong Yang; Additional services)
  • Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid (Dong Yang; Additional services)
  • Spawn (Koko) (the 6 episodes of season 1, alternating with Sheen Production and Sung Production)
  • Spicy City (Koko/Dong Yang)
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (Koko/Dong Yang) List  (with Seoul Movie)
  • Timon & Pumbaa (Koko; 2 shorts: "Handle With Caribbean", "Rumble in the Jungle")
  • Tom and Jerry: (Koko; one short — "The Mansion Cat")
  • Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring (Koko)
  • Totally Spies! (Koko; First two seasons only, replaced by Digital eMation and Seoul Movie afterwards)
  • Wing Commander Academy (Koko) (3 episodes)List 
  • Zula Patrol (Koko)

Tropes Associated with the studio:

  • Adobe Flash: Mucha Lucha.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: The Zula Patrol
  • Animation Bump: Koko provided a well needed one to the Iron Man cartoon and on Patapata Hikousen No Bouken, but has been very inconsistent otherwise. Has been pointed out by the Batman: TAS crew. A number of 101 Dalmatians: The Series episodes as well.
    • Any episode where Spectrum or TMS provided the layouts looks much better than Dong Yang's solo work on Batman: TAS.
  • Animesque: Totally Spies.
  • Off Model: A noticeable example mentioned by B:TAS crew — with the studio's first episode for the series, "Nothing to Fear", in which they ended up changing Scarecrow's posture. Has also occurred in other projects.
  • Production Posse: Koko and Dong Yang were heavily used by Warner Bros. Animation, especially for their superhero cartoons.