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Hanho Heung-Up is a Seoul based South Korean animation studio founded in 1984. For years, the company has been doing overseas work for the productions of many North American and European animated films and TV series, as listed below.

Compare Toon City, Rough Draft Studios, AKOM and Wang Film Productions.

Films and shows worked on by Hanho Heung-Up:

Original properties

  • The Adventures of Lotty
  • Dooly the Little Dinosaur (Original series, with additional animation by AKOM)
  • The Flying Superboard
    • Sao Village (TV special)
  • Guru Cabbage and Guru Radish's Once Upon a Time
    • Eunbi & Kabi's Once Upon a Time
  • MBC-TV Campaign
  • My Dear Daigoro
  • A Pumpkin Tale
  • Sam & Ghost Campaign
  • Sun-Shining Tree

Outsourcing work - credited

Outsourcing work - uncredited


Tropes associated with Hanho Hueng-Up's works:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: The studio has one, Elysium (which is not to be confused with the 2013 film).
  • Animation Bump: Most often occurs on features like FernGully, The Care Bears Movie, and The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Animesque: Anatane - The Children of Okura. Huntik, M.A.S.K, ThunderCats, SilverHawks and Clementine as well.
  • Limited Animation: Much of its early-mid 1980s work like Mister T and Chuck Norris' Karate Kommandos.
  • Unreliable Illustrator: Like all studios, Hanho has this issue from time to time. This was particularly evident during their TV work in the 1980s.
    • Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles in particular stands out for having subpar animation not only compared to the first two seasons, but also Hanho's other work for Disney and even Nelvana (which co-produced the season under contract from Disney), mainly due to a severely reduced budget and a staff that wasn't used to its art style.
    • Also, don't forget the errors in Redwall such as Winifred's sclera-less blue eyes and Bigwing being colored like Warbeak.
    • The animation on The Trumpet of the Swan was a major sticking point with critics, as it was generally agreed to be TV-level at best (when not just relying on rotoscoping), a far cry from the Big Budget Beef-Up that usually occurs with their feature film work.

Alternative Title(s): Dream Creator Hanho