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Koko Enterprises is a Seoul based South Korean company founded in February 19, 1990. Not much is known about them other than TMS Entertainment and SEGA own them, see 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) (22 episodes) List 
  • Animaniacs (Koko; 6 shorts) List 
  • Appleseed (Dong Yang) (Finish & In-Between Animation for the OVA)
  • Ashita Tenki ni Nare! (Additional services)
  • The Batman (Dong Yang) (8 episodes)List 
  • Batman: The Animated Series [Dong Yang] (39 episodes)list 
  • Batman Beyond
  • Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (Koko) (5 episodes)List 
  • Captain N: The Game Master (Dong Yang, uncredited)
  • Channel Umptee-3 (Koko)
  • Charlies Angels Animated Adventures (Koko, uncredited)
  • City Hunter 2 (Dong Yang) (Finish Animation)
  • Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island (Dong Yang)
  • Da Boom Crew (Koko)
  • The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (animated sequences, with Hanho and Ji-Reh Animation)
  • Extreme Ghostbusters (Koko) (31 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) (3 episodes)List 
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Koko)
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002) (Koko/Dong Yang)
  • Hercules and Xena – The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (Koko)
  • Histeria! (Koko) List 
  • Iron Man: The Animated Series (Koko; second season. Replacing Rainbow Animation Group)
  • Johnny Bravo (Seasons 2-4)
  • Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures (Koko) (16 episodes)List 
  • Jumanji: The Animated Series (2 episodes)List  (with Seoul Movie)
  • Justice League (Koko/Dong Yang)
  • Justice League Unlimited (Dong Yang)
  • The Karate Kid (Dong Yang, uncredited)
  • Lupin III (Both instances through Koko):
  • Men in Black: The Series (Koko) (the vast majority of the series; Mook DLE did a few episodes in season 1, and the intro sequence)
  • Mighty Max (Dong Yang)
  • Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series (Koko) (8 episodes) List 
  • Mission Odyssey (Koko; with Hyun Young and Sae Hahn Productions)
  • Miyuki-chan in Wonderland (Dong Yang; Additional services)
  • ˇMucha Lucha! (Koko)
  • NASCAR Racers (Koko) (season 2)
  • Ninja Senshi Tobikage (Dong Yang) (Production Cooperation)
  • 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)
  • Pet Alien (Dong Yang)
  • Project Gee Ke R (Koko/Dong Yang) (6 episodes)List 
  • The Proud Family (Koko; 10 episodesList  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)
  • Todd McFarlane's Spawn (Koko) (the 6 episodes of season 1, alternating with Sheen Production and Sung Production)
  • Spicy City (Koko/Dong Yang)
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series (Koko, uncredited)
  • Spider-Man Unlimited (Koko)
  • Static Shock (Koko/Dong Yang) (24 episodes) List 
  • Street Fighter II V (Dong Yang) (Finish & In-Between Animation)
  • Superman: The Animated Series (Koko/Dong Yang) (34 episodes) List 
  • The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (Koko) List 
  • 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)
  • Toy Warrior, The (Dong Yang; digital ink and paint)
  • Vytor The Starfire Champion (Dong Yang, uncredited)
  • Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad (with AKOM)
  • Wing Commander Academy (Koko) (3 episodes)List 
  • Xiaolin Showdown (Dong Yang) (6 episodes) List 
  • Xyber 9: New Dawn (Koko)
  • 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.