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Sunwoo Entertainment
aka: Sunwoo

Sunwoo Entertainment is South Korean animation studio. They started doing animation in 1979 (though they existed as a company as early as 1974), first working on South Korean productions, then for Disney nearly a decade later and have since become one of the busier overseas animation studios.

Back in The Nineties, Sunwoo had a few companies spun-off from it: Anivision (in 1991), Grimsaem (in 1997), and Sunwoo Digital (in 1998). In 2000, however, the spin-offs were all sucked back into the main studioNote . They also have a toy company (Named Mocom Toys; making them one of two animation studio that owns a toy company)note , responsible for releasing Hasbro's Transformers toys (as well as stuff for Thomas the Tank Engine, Hamtaro, Disney and others).

In addition to Disney, Sunwoo and its spin-offs have also worked for Universal, Cookie Jar Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, and, of course, Nickelodeon.

Compare Toon City (another studio that got its start with Disney), TMS Entertainment, Wang Film Productions, Rough Draft Studios, the Walt Disney Animation Units, and Kennedy Cartoons, other studios that Sunwoo and its spin-offs have worked alongside.

Shows worked on by Sunwoo, Anivision, Grimsaem, and Sunwoo Digital (Studio section in brackets):

Tropes found in the works of Sunwoo and its spin offs:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: Has made and/or distributed several of these.
  • Animation Bump: Grimsaem's feature film work, as well as their work on Recess.
  • Animesque: Mix Master and Yobi.
  • Conspicuous CG
  • Deranged Animation: Plenty of moments in Aaahh! Real Monsters.
  • Medium Blending: Several shows.
  • No Export for You/Bad Export for You: How they've treated the South Korean releases of the Transformers toy line. Animated's especially.
  • Off Model: A common complaint with the company's Disney projects. That, and how their animation as a whole looks bland and uninteresting compared to some of the higher quality studios like Walt Disney Japan and Australia.
    • Reportedly, Joe Murray was less than satisfied with their work on Rocko's Modern Life, and switched to Rough Draft Studios for its final season because of this.
    • Their first few Recess episodes were extremely off-model, most notably "Jinxed", "To Finster With Love", "Big Brother Chad", and "The Legend of Big Kid". However, these occurrences lessened as season one went on, and have since been considered to be one of the best animation departments for the show.
    • On the commentaries on The Simpsons DVD sets, the staff didn't mention Anivision by name. But did mention on one of their episodes ("I Married Marge") that the overseas studio at the time was having difficulty with the size of the pupils. Indeed, it was quite common for the characters in episodes animated by Anivision to have large pupils. As if the characters were perpetually stoned.

Studio MirUsefulNotes/South KoreaYeson Entertainment
Sunmin AnimationProducersYearim Productions
Sunmin AnimationAdministrivia/Creator Pages in MainSusan Dalian

alternative title(s): Sunwoo; Anivision; Grimsaem; Sunwoo Digital
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