Follow TV Tropes


Creator / Dong Woo Animation

Go To

Dong Woo Animation (also known as Dong Woo A&E Co. Ltd. since 2013) is a Seoul based South Korean animation studio. It's has been the main outsourcing firm of owner Studio Gallop since 1994.

Since its inception in 1991, Dong Woo has made a name for itself in animating both western cartoons and Anime. Since 2002, Dong Woo Animation has been the main overseas animation production house for Warner Bros. Animation, along with Lotto Animation, Yeson Entertainment, Digital eMation and MOI Animation.


Shows worked on by Dong Woo:

Original work
  • Africa.a.F.r.I.c.A
  • BASToF Syndrome
  • Bristol Expedition
  • Mateo, The Great Pig Pirate
  • Olympus Guardian (with SBS)
  • Sinarak
  • Uniminipet

Anime, identified

Anime, Unspecified work

Western Animation
  • Baby Looney Tunes
  • The Batman (20 episodes)List 
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold (8 episodes)List 
  • Batman: Gotham Knight (Additional Animation for Deadshot, with Madhouse)
  • Bee and Puppycat
  • Black Dynamite (9 episodes)List  (replaced by Moi Animation in season 2)
  • The Boondocks (Season 1 and Season 2, with Lotto Animation, Moi Animation and Madhouse, 19 episodes)List 
  • Bravest Warriors (Frederator Cartoon Hangover shorts)
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers (First project; DiC seasons)
  • Chaotic (M'arillian Invasion)
  • Dante's Inferno: The Animated Epic (The "Gluttony" and "Greed" segments. Movie animated alongside Moi, Digital eMation, Production I.G, Big Star, Manglobe, JM Animation and Film Roman)
  • Dawn of the Croods (8 episodes) List 
  • Dead Space: Aftermath
  • Dragon Tales
  • Godzilla: The Series (6 episodes)List 
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)
  • Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (4 episodes)List 
  • Jackie Chan Adventures (44+ episodes)List  (including the title animation)
  • Justice League Unlimited
  • Khuda Yana
  • Krypto the Superdog
  • Legion Of Superheroes
  • Loonatics Unleashed (13 episodes)List  (plus the title sequences for both seasons)Note 
  • Magi-Nation
  • Men in Black: The Series (uncredited)
  • Mummies Alive!
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches (season 4, with Armada TMT)
  • Ozzy and Drix (season 2, replacing Wang Film Productions)
  • ProStars (With Sei Young)
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man (7 episodes)List 
  • Static Shock (15 episodes)List 
  • Teen Titans (40 episodes)List  (the rest of the episodes by Lotto Animation)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (157 episodes)
  • Turbo F.A.S.T.
  • Ultimate Avengers
  • W.I.T.C.H. (Second season, replacing Wang Film Productions and Hong Ying)
  • What's New, Scooby-Doo? (with Wang, Lotto Animation and Starburst Animation, 16 episodes) List 
  • Yvon of the Yukon (With Hong Ying and Studio B Production)
  • Zig & Sharko (with Armada TMT)

Tropes associated with Dong Woo:

  • Animation Bump: Ninja Turtles and Dante's Inferno are the best examples.
  • Animesque: Some of its western works, partially due to being owned by an anime company.
  • Conspicuous CG: Inital D, Transformers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ninja Turtles (among others) all have this.
  • International Co Production: Plenty, with TMNT 2003, the later Pretty Rhythm entries and Yvon of the Yukon among the highlights.
  • Latex Perfection: They're usually better at animating this than other Korean studios.
  • Off-Model: Not often, but is obvious when it happens.
  • Production Posse: Along with Lotto Animation, they have been a major client for Warner Bros. Animation in the 2000's. They were also exclusively used by the 2003 TMNT series, to the point of getting their studio logo shown after the credits (4Kids would use them later for the second and third seasons of Chaotic as well). And as mentioned on the main page, they've worked on several of Studio Gallop's productions.