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Saerom (Or Sae Rom, as they're been alternatively credited as) is a Seoul based South Korean company founded in 1987 by Gilhwan Kim. It got its start at animating mostly American shows. They're probably known for very deranged animation in their works.

Compare AKOM, Rough Draft Studios, Dong Woo Animation, Hanho Heung-Up, DR Movie, Sunwoo Entertainment and Digital eMation, eight other major South Korean studios. Also compare Hong Ying, a Chinese studio, also known for exporting crazy cartoons.


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Shows that Saerom has animated include (works sent off to former subsidiary Saerom Plus One, now known as Plus One Animation, under contract marked with *):

Uncredited: (see their website for proof)

Tropes associated with Saerom:

  • Animation Bump: Present in many shows (especially the deranged ones, as well as Hey Arnold!).
  • Deranged Animation: Extremely evident, but Adventure Time, Flapjack, Sanjay and Craig, The Twisted Tales Of Felix The Cat, Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, and JJ Villard's Fairy Tales especially.
  • Limited Animation: Visible in many of their action shows and adds to their already disturbing animation of the others.
    • The Adventures of Kid Danger takes this Up to Eleven, with it looking more like a cheaply animated Flash-cartoon on the internet.
    • Done deliberately in JJ Villard's Fairy Tales, as it doesn't even bother to animate the characters walking a-la-South Park.
    • Also seen in their Nick Jr. and DiC Entertainment shows.
  • Medium Blending: NASCAR Racers
  • Off-Model: Both intentionally and unintentionally. Of course, the less said about Sanjay and Craig and their productions with DiC such as the Battletoads pilot , the better.
  • Production Posse: Cartoon Network Studios has gravitated towards them in the last decade; Saerom has worked on Johnny Bravo, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Clarence, We Bare Bears, and Craig of the Creek.
    • They've also worked with Nickelodeon, having worked on Hey Arnold, CatDog, Dora the Explorer (and its spinoffs), and Sanjay and Craig.
    • They are also a common contractor for DiC back in the early-to-mid-90s.
  • Thick-Line Animation: Clerks and Cartoon Network shows such as Johnny Bravo and My Gym Partner's a Monkey.
  • Troubled Production: Sanjay and Craig, of which was animated by them, waffles between fluid to stiff, along with the occasional miscolor, wrong character model, or unused drawings.

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